(Sterling Heights) . . . Todd Piersol, Executive Vice President, is pleased to announce that Brown & Brown of Detroit has named Joe Buick Vice President of Business Development for the agency.

In this role, effective January 1, 2021, Buick’s primary role will be to develop new business opportunities across all divisions of the agency. He will work closely with all agency stakeholders including Brown & Brown leadership, the sales team, new producers, customer service, and insurance carrier representatives. He will also assist local leadership in their personnel recruitment efforts.

Buick will draw upon his 25 years of insurance experience working for brokers around the world. His insurance and risk management specialties include multi-state manufacturing, wholesale distribution, environmental, aviation, workers compensation, and international business.

Regarding Buick’s new role with the agency, Piersol stated, “Joe’s character, core values, and broad spectrum of insurance knowledge will help us drive our value proposition across Michigan. We are very excited that he has agreed to help lead our team to new heights.”

Buick holds both his property and casualty licenses as well as life and health. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and a Certified Risk Manager (CRM). He proudly supports the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation and is an active member of Financial Executives International’s Detroit chapter. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College and lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan with his wife Rebecca.

Brown & Brown of Detroit is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO), a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. Located in Sterling Heights, Brown & Brown of Detroit is the largest insurance brokerage in Macomb County. For more information, please visit