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Our People, Your Team.

Our team of highly skilled insurance professionals has been intricately put together over the last several decades to address our clients needs. We have 5 generations of talent working on our team today. Brown & Brown believes in recruiting teammates with high integrity and work ethic. We invest in our team through the utilization of Brown & Brown University as well as industry-leading training and continuing education resources.

Ryan Rothrock, CPCU, CIC, CRM, AFSB

Executive Vice President

As Executive Vice President for Brown & Brown of Tennessee, Inc., Ryan is responsible for the performance and growth of Brown & Brown’s operations across Tennessee. Ryan has served in numerous positions during his tenure at Brown & Brown which began in 2004, including Employee Benefits Manager and Bond Manager at the firm’s corporate office in Daytona Beach, FL, Executive Vice President of the firm’s Austin, TX office, Account Executive in the firm’s Naples office and Senior Internal Auditor within the firm’s corporate finance department. Prior to joining Brown & Brown, Ryan played point guard for Helskinki Panterrit’s professional basketball organization in Helskinki, Finland. Ryan obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administrations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. Ryan holds his insurance licenses for Life, Health and Variable Annuities along with the General Lines Property & Casualty License. He has earned the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Fidelity & Surety Bonds (AFSB), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) designations. Ryan is active in the community having served on the board of many social service and non-profit organizations. He and his wife, Brooke have two sons, Coy & Banks and enjoy all types of sporting activities and traveling together.

Landon Lucas

Sales Leader

Landon’s role as Sales Manager is to continue to help grow Brown & Brown Insurance of TN’s office by hiring talented individuals, showing them how to help customers build the right insurance program(s) for their specific needs and helping serve our customers. Landon started with Brown & Brown in 2012 in our Oklahoma office, where he won the coveted “Bounty Hunter” award in 2013 for all of Brown & Brown. Landon has been with Brown & Brown TN since 2015. Landon has vast knowledge and experience maintaining client experience and expectations, along with implementing a team environment to help support our clients' needs. Landon lives in Brentwood, TN with his wife (Jenn) and two boys (Nate & Grant). Outside of the office, Landon enjoys the outdoors and time on the golf course.

Courtney Nelson, GBA

VP, Employee Benefits Leader

Courtney is the Vice President and Employee Benefits Leader for Brown & Brown of Tennessee. She is responsible for the overall growth and performance of the Employee Benefits Program including the oversight of the entire service team, all vendor relationships and managing team resources. Courtney has been with Brown & Brown since 2009. Courtney is very involved within the Broker and Employee Benefits community. She is the Membership Board Chair for the Middle Tennessee Association of Health Underwriters (MTAHU) is a national member of NAHU, sits on the Broker Advisory Council for both MetLife and PlanSource and is a member of the Middle Tennessee SHRM chapter. She also holds her Group Benefits Associate designation. Courtney is originally from Georgia where she attended The University of Georgia and obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Risk Management and Insurance. Courtney moved to Daytona Beach, FL where Brown & Brown is headquartered and worked as an Employee Benefits Consultant and then Vice President of Benefits. She met and married her husband in Florida before taking her current role and moving to the Nashville, TN area. Courtney now lives in Fairview, TN with her husband (Chris) and son (Connor).

Baili McDonald

Personal Insurance Leader

Baili came to Brown & Brown November 2015 to lead our personal lines division. She has been in the personal lines insurance industry since 2010, working with mass-affluent clients. She graduated with a Selling & Sales Management degree from Purdue University. After working in an agency in her home town she moved from Northwest Indiana to Nashville in 2012 to work in a niche market agency specializing in entertainment and high-profile individuals. Baili earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative designation in 2014 from The National Alliance of Insurance Education & Research. Baili enjoys helping our clients find solutions to complicated risks and protecting their lifestyle. In her spare time Baili enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter. She grew up on a farm and loves to be outdoors with animals.

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