Community Involvement

Photo of items donated for the Tools 4 School Supply Drive

Tools 4 School Supply Drive!

This summer, in gearing up for the school year, our teammates wanted to make a little extra effort in supporting the back to school efforts of our communities. The Community Food Bank of NJ’s Tools 4 Schools program is a proud member of The Kids in Need Foundation network, a charitable organization founded in 1995 with the mission to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. Here in NJ we have over 210 schools in which teachers and students benefit from this program. We were proud to rally as a team and donated over 1000 individual items including pencils, notebooks, crayons, and backpacks. We hope students have a wonderful school year and put to use all of these great supplies!!

Summer Interns Awarded The Council Foundation Scholarship!


Photo of intern Sarah RegnaultPhoto of intern Andrew CastelloneOur interns, Sarah Regnault and Andrew Castellone have been awarded the Council Foundation Scholarship, courtesy of the Council for Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB)! This $5,000 scholarship is to support the ongoing studies in the field of Risk Management and Insurance! Congratulations!

BB Metro employees at Merrimack's President's Cup

BB Metro Participates in Merrimack College President’s Cup


Brown & Brown Metro, LLC. was proud to participate again in the Merrimack College President’s Cup! This event took place on August 15, 2016. Rich Knudson and Michael Friel attended and had a great day on the green!



Verizon Corporate Classic-Fun Run

BB Metro runners participate in Fun Run

On August 4, 2016, 8 members of our team participated in the Verizon Corporate Classic in Morristown, NJ. This run, held annually in Morristown, NJ, benefits the Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Inc. (JBWS) has provided valuable life-saving services to victims of domestic violence and their families. Their mission is to prevent domestic violence through the protection and empowerment of the victim, to rehabilitate family members, and to educate the public about domestic violence and its consequences. Brown & Brown Metro is proud to be an active member of the community and supporting JBWS’ mission.
Aracelis G., Victoria X., Anthony S., Sarah R., Andrew C., and Cydney B.


Spring 2016 Habitat for Humanity Newark Build

Photos of BB Metro at Habitat for Humanity Newark 2016Brown & Brown Metro, LLC. sponsored and participated in a community Habitat for Humanity build in Newark, NJ on June 10, 2016. We had over 15 teammates participate in the build, including our summer interns! Teaching our new additions to the team the importance of community involvement was a focus of ours over the summer. Can’t wait until our next build!


If you are interested in getting involved with Habitat for Humanity Newark, please visit their website:


Summer Internship Program 2016

2016 BB Metro summer internsBrown & Brown Metro, LLC. is pleased to welcome 4 new interns to our summer internship program, and 2 returning interns to join us for Summer 2016! Connor and Sarah joined us last year and we’re happy to have them contributing to the team again this summer. Additionally, we welcome Andrew, Victoria, Jennifer and Michael to the team for their first year with us.

Our summer internship is focused on exposing up and coming insurance professionals to the insurance brokerage business. Complete with industry specific lunch & learns, meetings with our carrier partners, and exposure to both the sales and service process within our firm! Throughout the summer, our interns will gain exposure to Commercial Lines, Commercial Marketing, Claims, Employee Benefits, Public Entity and Personal Lines. This summer, through our Panel of Mentors, seasoned insurance professionals on our team will spend one on one time with each intern providing insight into our operations as well as the industry. By working with our teammates, our interns were able to learn from the ground up how our operations works, and more so what makes us different from other organizations in the industry. We’re looking forward to a great summer working with our new additions!

If you’re interested in interning with Brown & Brown Metro, or a full time role, please contact Cydney Bain, Recruiter, at: or call 973-549-7968.


Pictured in the photo above (from left to right:)

Andrew Castellone, St. Joseph’s University, Class of 2018
Victoria Xia, St. John’s University, Class of 2017
Jennifer Helm, LaSalle University, Class of 2017
Sarah Regnault, St. Joseph’s University, Class of 2017
Connor Pittfield, Boston University, Class of 2018
Michael Helmer, Seton Hall University, Class of 2017

BB Metro supports The Movember Foundation!

The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier,
healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising Photo of BB Metro supporting the Movember Foundation$650 million and funding over 1,000 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer,
poor mental health and physical inactivity. This November, Men’s Health Awareness Month, three members of the Brown & Brown Metro team participated by raising funds as well as growing out their moustache for the cause!

BB Metro employees Jason Dent, Tom Giordano, and Lenny Palermo (pictured above from left to right) show their support for The Movember Foundation by sporting their freshly grown mustaches.

Breast Cancer Advocacy Week

Photo of BB Metro wearing pink and supporting breast cancer awareness

Brown & Brown Metro, Inc. participated in a Breast Cancer Advocacy Week October 12-16, 2015, by distributing informational packets on early detection, screenings and the latest statistics. By spreading awareness with our teammates, we’re able to continue the efforts of many organizations in the fight against breast cancer, particularly The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Our efforts this week concluded with a “Get Your Pink On” Day and donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Find out more about the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at

This is just to simply say, “we’ll be there for you. In your darkest day, with a claim or new diagnosis, you can count on your Brown & Brown Advisor.”

St. Joe's Baseball team photo

Brown & Brown is committed to supporting the success of St. Joseph’s University Baseball Team. With several St. Joe’s baseball team and university alumni working as part of the Brown & Brown Metro team, it is important to support the organizations that helped found such incredible individuals. GO HAWKS!


(Pictured from Left to Right: Michael Friel, Anthony Cirillo, Michael Muha and Benjamin Barbieri)

Summer 2015 Internship Program

Brown & Brown Metro, Inc. is proud to support college students on their track to becoming insurance professionals! This summer we had the pleasure of working with three talented college students who spent 10 weeks rotating through our insurance brokerage! They spent time in Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, Marketing, Employee Benefits and our Public Entity division. By working with our teammates, our interns were able to learn from the ground up how our operations works, and more so what makes us different from other organizations in the industry.

To close our internship program, we took our interns on a trip to our corporate headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida where we met with corporate leaders and interns from across the country. Our interns were educated on the inner workings of our organization, focusing on our dynamic corporate culture and our service offerings while spending time with our Chairman of the Board and Former CEO, Hyatt Brown. What a wonderful trip!

Whether a new teammate joins our team as an intern or full-time employee, we expect the same level of professionalism, determination, and enthusiasm for client services. We’re happy to say we had those traits present in our interns this summer.

If you’re interested in interning with Brown & Brown Metro, or a full time role, please contact Cydney Bain, Recruiter at or 973-549-7968.

BB Metro internship program



Pictured from Left to Right: Sarah R. (St. Joseph’s University Class of 2017), Benjamin Barbieri (Sales Manager, Brown & Brown Metro), Brendan G. (St. Joseph’s University Class of 2016), Cydney Bain (Recruitment & Development Programming, Brown & Brown Metro).

Not Pictured: Ben C. (West Palm Beach University, Class of 2016).

Mermimack College President's Cup photo

We’re proud to represent the insurable interest of Merrimack College and get involved at a community level through supporting their President’s Fund. Ben Barbieri and Michael Friel attended Merrimack College’s President’s Cup in August 2015 and had a blast!


Brown & Brown Metro, Inc. is happy to support local and global foundations! On May 21, 2015 we participated in Red Nose Day! Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh! Red Nose Day was started in 1985 by Comic Relief Inc. in the U.K. and their main objective is to effect positive change through the power of entertainment. Bringing joy and laughter into the workplace is not only crucial for any business, but specifically we find that enjoying the company of others benefits our team and therefore our clients! Through our efforts in participating in Red Nose Day, we had over 60 of our teammates involved! Whether it’s wearing a nose, or advising on coverage, Brown & Brown Metro, Inc., does it with a smile, a laugh, and in the best interest of all involved.

Look out for more ways Brown & Brown Metro is getting involved in local and global platforms!

Brown & Brown Metro is proud to support Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day logo

Members of Brown & Brown Insurance Metro sport red noses on Red Nose Day

BB Metro employees are proud supporters of Red Nose Day and show their support by sporting red noses.

Habitat for Humanity Newark, Inc.


Habitat for Humanity Newark logoBrown & Brown Metro, LLC sponsored and participated in a community Habitat for Humanity build in Newark, NJ on November 6, 2015. Habitat for Humanity Newark, Inc. is an independently chartered affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the largest nonprofit home builder worldwide. Habitat Newark is responsible for raising funds locally to build locally. Contributions to Habitat for Humanity Newark help fund projects in Newark and Essex County.

We had over 18 members of our team participate in the build, painting, hanging sheetrock, putting in tiles and flooring! In addition to our commitment to our local community, Brown & Brown Metro, LLC raised and donated $5,000 to fund the project. We look forward to continuing to support the efforts of local community service organizations.

Just like these Habitat homes, Brown & Brown is Built to Last. If you’re interested in getting involved with Habitat for Humanity Newark, please go to their website

We’re proud to support Habitat Newark!


Members of Brown & Brown Metro donated their time, talent and money to Habitat for Humanity in Newark on Nov. 6.

Members of Brown & Brown Metro donated their time,
talent and funds to Habitat for Humanity in Newark on November 6.

Photo of 3 BB Metro volunteers in hard hats

Brown & Brown Metro volunteers pose for a photo on November 6 while working on a home for Habitat for Humanity







Taking a quick breather to pose for photos are B&B Metro teammates & Habitat for Humanity volunteers.
On left: Chrissy, Marian and Mary; on right:
Cydney, Ty, Mike and Matt.

Brown & Brown Public Risk Advisors of New Jersey was proud to participate in the New Jersey School Boards Association’s 2015 Workshop in October 2015. This workshop was focused on empowering the 21st Century student and partnering in student achievement! What a wonderful event!

Danielle Matheson at New Jersey School Boards Association’s 2015 Workshop