Great service begins with great employees.
Great service cannot be provided by an agency with high employee turnover. Our staff’s average tenure is over 10 years and our agents have almost 100 years of combined insurance experience.
We have the greatest employees in the world, and they are most willing to care for the needs of all of our clients.
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SHARON B. BROWN, CLU
Principal / PresidenT
Sharon has worked in the insurance business for over twenty years. She has been instrumental in making Brown & Company one of the most respected brokerages in the region. Specializing in employee benefits, she concentrates on designing and managing cost efficient benefit plans including self-insured programs. Throughout her career, Sharon has focused exclusively on the needs of her clients. This dedication has earned her a loyal client base, with client relationships lasting an average of 15 years.
Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University. She has also earned and maintained the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). In addition to working with clients, she has served on numerous charitable organization’s boards and continually works for the betterment of her community and industry.
Bryan P. Brown, CFP
principal / Vice President
Bryan has been with the firm since 2002. He has over 10 years of experience in employee benefits and individual life and health insurance. Bryan is responsible for new client development and ongoing oversight of health and welfare plans for employer groups of all sizes and industries. His focus includes insured and self-funded life, health, dental, and disability arrangements, as well as consumer-directed concepts such as Health Savings Accounts (HSA). Prior to Brown & Company, Bryan worked as a group representative for CNA Insurance Companies in Houston, Texas.
Bryan graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998. He has also earned the qualifications of Certified Financial Planner (CFP) through the University of North Texas. Community involvement is very important to Bryan, and he currently serves on many committees and boards.
RICHARD S. SMITH, CLU
Richard founded Brown & Company’s predecessor company, Richard S. Smith & Associates, in 1978. Now a Principal of Brown & Company, he specializes in mid to large employee benefit accounts as well as individual life and estate planning. His primary objective is to ensure that his clients are adequately covered and aware of the risks that business owners face. Richard’s vast knowledge of the insurance industry and dedication to his clients has earned him much respect in the community.
In addition to holding the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation, Richard earned a Bachelors Degree from The University of Texas at Dallas and has been a member of the exclusive Million Dollar Round Table. Richard is the past president of the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation and served different boards and committees in many capacities.
LARRY HUBBELL, CBC
Senior Account Executive
Larry has over 21 years of experience in insured and self-funded medical plans and various employee benefit coverages. He is also very active in multiple employer groups and has secured several endorsements from various association groups. Prior to Brown & Company, Larry was President of FH Marketing, Inc. and provided insurance services focusing on the healthcare industry.
Senior Account Executive
Ron joined Brown & Company in January 2009. He is a distinguished businessman, a community leader and an expert in employee benefits with over 23 years of health insurance experience in the Brazos Valley. Having Ron onboard solidifies our commitment to having a strong and experienced insurance team delivering outstanding service and innovative solutions to our clients.
Jennifer “Bunny” Pratt
Office Manager & SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
Bunny joined Brown & Company in September 2004 as a Marketing Specialist. Now, as the Office Manager, she coordinates staff schedules, conducts training activities, and serves as the IT director, overseeing websites, newsletters and other agency technology functions. She also continues her duties as an Account Manager, which means handling the day to day service and marketing needs of her clients. Her positive disposition, strong technical background and initiative serve the agency and her clients well each day.
Bunny graduated in 1995 with a BS from Texas A&M University. Bunny serves as a community liaison and is involved in many local organizations including the Bryan Rotary Club and Brazos Valley Worldfest. She is married to Jason Pratt, a teacher at A&M Consolidated High School, and in her free time she enjoys reading, watching TV & movies and volunteering.
Haley joined Brown & Company in December 2012 as an Account Manager after graduating from Stephan F. Austin State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. She is detail oriented and loves helping customers with her great customer service skills. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, watching sports and playing with their cat, Milo.
Amber joined Brown & Company in June 2012 as an Office Assistant. She was promoted to Individual Account Manager in August 2013. She provides great customer service and loves assisting her clients with their health insurance needs. She provides graphic design skills, IT help and helps manage our website. Amber enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their basset hound, Terra. She is a graduate of Blinn College with an A.S. in Kinesiology (2007) and A.A. in Psychology (2011).
Hilary joined Brown and Company in July 2013 as an Account Manager. Hilary was an Industrial Coordinator for Workman’s Comp in Arizona before transitioning back to her home state to be closer to family. Hilary is a 2009 graduate at Sam Houston State University with a BA in Performing Arts. She enjoys dancing, sports, spending time with her family and taking care of her Mini Schnauzer, Katee. She and her husband recently welcomed a baby daughter, and they are enjoying their new family dynamics.
Colbee joined our team in July 2018 after re-locating to the Brazos Valley with her husband and children. She has many years of customer service from working in retail then in dental offices as a Licensed Registered Dental Assistant. She will be assisting our clients with Individual insurance quotes and Medicare Supplement policy options.
Monique joined Brown & Company in November 2013 as an Office Assistant. She provides great customer service skills to everyone who calls the office. She updates Brown & Company’s Facebook page weekly and helps manage our website. Monique also helps with the Account Manager’s daily needs to make sure the office runs smoothly. Monique enjoys spending time with her daughter, son and extended family. Monique is involved with the Hispanic Forum of Bryan/College Station.