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Movers and Shakers: BB&T Insurance Services Promotes John Laurie to Senior Vice President
BB&T Insurance Services has promoted John Laurie to senior vice president. He is based at 1111 8th Ave. West in Bradenton.
Laurie, who joined BB&T in 2006 through the acquisition of Wyman, Green & Blalock Insurance, is the agency executive overseeing 26 insurance professionals in the Bradenton-Sarasota area. The Florida native earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida and holds the Certified Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) designations.
Laurie recently served as chairman of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents, the preeminent insurance association in Florida, which represents more than 20,000 insurance agents. He is actively involved in various civic, trade and community organizations.
About BB&T Insurance Services
BB&T Insurance Services, the nation’s sixth largest insurance broker, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Branch Banking and Trust Company. Founded in 1922, it operates more than 100 insurance agencies in Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, West Virginia, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky and California.
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $182.3 billion in assets and market capitalization of $26.4 billion, as of Dec. 31, 2013. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 1,825 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at www.BBT.com.
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