Dan Donovan, Executive chairman, Beecher Carlson
With more than 30 years of large-account broker and underwriting experience, Dan Donovan serves as Beecher Carlson’s executive chairman, responsible for developing strategic plans and setting the direction for the company. He has also played a crucial role in growing Beecher Carlson to a $125 million-plus company. Donovan took over as CEO at Beecher Carlson after just six years with the company; following its acquisition by Brown & Brown, he moved into the executive chairman position.
Before joining Beecher Carlson, Donovan served in a senior leadership role at Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Company [HRH], which has since been acquired by Willis Towers Watson. At HRH, he was responsible for the $100 million operations of the former Hobbs Group, serving as global property manager and operations manager for the Southeast region.