Brown & Brown Distinguished Speaker Series

Bringing corporate and government leaders to the Costello College of Business at George Mason University

The Costello College of Business has partnered with Brown & Brown Insurance since 2008 to bring campus audiences engaging, timely, and thought-provoking speakers through the Brown & Brown Speaker Series.

Speakers discuss strategic and operational issues critical to the nation’s ability to sustain and enhance its competitive edge in a global economy.  

Now the longest running speaker series at the university, 40 prestigious leaders have already taken the stage including Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Co-Founder of Cisco Systems Sandy Lerner, and CFO of Travel Channel Kellie Goldstein among many others.

Students, faculty, and alumni are all encouraged to join the conversation and follow live coverage of each speaker on Twitter using #BBspeaker.   

About Brown & Brown 


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Brown & Brown is a lean, decentralized, highly competitive, profit oriented sales and service organization comprised of people of the highest integrity and quality, bound together by clearly defined goals and prideful relationships. From Brown & Brown:  

"Brown & Brown began in 1939 as a two person insurance agency and has become one of the largest and most respected independent insurance intermediaries in the United States. We are ranked the seventh largest independent insurance intermediary by Business Insurance Magazine. We take great pride in the success we have achieved and in the success of our clients. This success is based in a large part on our entrepreneurial business model and the talented men and women it attracts. Our goal is to provide service at the local level, through our knowledgeable local insurance professionals who understand the local market conditions.  

At Brown & Brown, we know that we must be as agile as the cheetah in order to thrive in the competitive insurance environment. Our unique culture enables us to quickly chase down new opportunities and adapt our products and services to best meet market demands and satisfy our many and varied clients. With offices in over thirty states and access to virtually all forms of insurance protection, from property and casualty, life, employee benefits, surety bonds, inland marine, auto, homeowners and more, we are ready to be your insurance partner. We are a large company with a small company attitude.”  

To learn more about Brown & Brown, visit their website