Richmond Office
8570 Magellan Parkway, #1100
Richmond, VA 23227

804-627-1000
Fax: 804-627-1031

Meet Our Team

Richmond Office

Executive Vice President, Profit Center Leader, Client Advisor
Eddie F. Gay, CIC, CRM

Executive Vice President, Profit Center Leader, Client Advisor

Bio

Eddie F. Gay, Executive Vice President, Brown & Brown Insurance has a long history in insurance starting in the Claims Department of Virginia Farm Bureau in 1985. His progression from Commercial Lines Manager with Insurance Professionals, Inc. (Richmond, VA) in 1987, to Territory Marketing Representative with Peerless in 1990, and then a Senior Marketing position with USF&G in 1994 is confirmation of his personal investment in the insurance industry. In 1996, Royal & Sun Alliance hired Eddie to manage the Eastern Virginia territory, supporting 25+ agencies and brokers in new commercial production and underwriting. This positioning allied Eddie with the Flagship Group in Norfolk, VA, and ultimately led to Eddie joining The Flagship Group team in 1999. Brown & Brown then acquired The Flagship Group in 2001, paving the way for continuing success including 6 Top Gun of the Office Sales Awards from 2002-2008.

Eddie was promoted to lead the Richmond Brown & Brown office in 2012. He is responsible for overseeing agency operations, including new sales, retention, marketing, recruiting, and managing the functions necessary for providing superior client insurance and risk management services. These services include coverage review, procurement and placement of insurance, asset protection, price analysis, policy and contract language review, claims analysis and others. Eddie's client base includes Government Contractors, Ship Repairers, Homeland and Traditional Security Firms, Real Estate Developers and Professionals, Risk Purchasing Groups & Technology businesses.

Eddie received his Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Tech in 1984. He received the designations of CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) in 1991 and CRM (Certified Risk Manager) in 2010.

Eddie and his wife Beth reside in Richmond, Virginia. They have two sons Hunter and Travis who are both away at college.

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Executive Vice President, Profit Center Leader, Client Advisor
Eddie F. Gay, CIC, CRM

Executive Vice President, Profit Center Leader, Client Advisor

Bio

Eddie F. Gay, Executive Vice President, Brown & Brown Insurance has a long history in insurance starting in the Claims Department of Virginia Farm Bureau in 1985. His progression from Commercial Lines Manager with Insurance Professionals, Inc. (Richmond, VA) in 1987, to Territory Marketing Representative with Peerless in 1990, and then a Senior Marketing position with USF&G in 1994 is confirmation of his personal investment in the insurance industry. In 1996, Royal & Sun Alliance hired Eddie to manage the Eastern Virginia territory, supporting 25+ agencies and brokers in new commercial production and underwriting. This positioning allied Eddie with the Flagship Group in Norfolk, VA, and ultimately led to Eddie joining The Flagship Group team in 1999. Brown & Brown then acquired The Flagship Group in 2001, paving the way for continuing success including 6 Top Gun of the Office Sales Awards from 2002-2008.

Eddie was promoted to lead the Richmond Brown & Brown office in 2012. He is responsible for overseeing agency operations, including new sales, retention, marketing, recruiting, and managing the functions necessary for providing superior client insurance and risk management services. These services include coverage review, procurement and placement of insurance, asset protection, price analysis, policy and contract language review, claims analysis and others. Eddie's client base includes Government Contractors, Ship Repairers, Homeland and Traditional Security Firms, Real Estate Developers and Professionals, Risk Purchasing Groups & Technology businesses.

Eddie received his Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Tech in 1984. He received the designations of CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) in 1991 and CRM (Certified Risk Manager) in 2010.

Eddie and his wife Beth reside in Richmond, Virginia. They have two sons Hunter and Travis who are both away at college.

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Commercial Lines & Marketing Leader
Angela Bassett, CIC, AAI, CBIA, CRM

Commercial Lines & Marketing Leader

Bio

Even before graduating from Randolph-Macon College, Angela was involved in insurance as an intern at A.W. Hargrove Insurance Agency. Upon graduating in 1994, she began her career in the insurance industry at A.W. Hargrove in the Commercial Lines department. Angela's curiosity about the insurance industry lead her to the carrier side of the business to Markel Insurance Company where she was in underwriting in their Equine Division. She then moved  to underwriting at Markel American Insurance Company in 1998. In 1998 Angela went back to the agency side of the industry when joining USI. In 2001 she joined the Brown & Brown team selling Small Business Accounts. After selling for five years for Brown & Brown, she moved to the position of Marketing Leader for the Richmond office.

During her career, Angela has earned the designations of AIS (Associated in Insurance Services), AAI (Accredited Advisor in Insurance), CIBA (Certified Business Insurance Agent - from Builders Mutual Insurance Company), CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) and is currently pursuing the CRM (Certified Risk Manager) designation.

Angela and her husband Jason reside in Rockville, Virginia. The Bassetts have two children, Cameron and Caroline. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, sports and volunteering in her community and church.

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Commercial Lines & Marketing Leader
Angela Bassett, CIC, AAI, CBIA, CRM

Commercial Lines & Marketing Leader

Bio

Even before graduating from Randolph-Macon College, Angela was involved in insurance as an intern at A.W. Hargrove Insurance Agency. Upon graduating in 1994, she began her career in the insurance industry at A.W. Hargrove in the Commercial Lines department. Angela's curiosity about the insurance industry lead her to the carrier side of the business to Markel Insurance Company where she was in underwriting in their Equine Division. She then moved  to underwriting at Markel American Insurance Company in 1998. In 1998 Angela went back to the agency side of the industry when joining USI. In 2001 she joined the Brown & Brown team selling Small Business Accounts. After selling for five years for Brown & Brown, she moved to the position of Marketing Leader for the Richmond office.

During her career, Angela has earned the designations of AIS (Associated in Insurance Services), AAI (Accredited Advisor in Insurance), CIBA (Certified Business Insurance Agent - from Builders Mutual Insurance Company), CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) and is currently pursuing the CRM (Certified Risk Manager) designation.

Angela and her husband Jason reside in Rockville, Virginia. The Bassetts have two children, Cameron and Caroline. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, sports and volunteering in her community and church.

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Client Advisor, Personal Lines
Kevin Jenkins

Client Advisor, Personal Lines

Bio

Kevin joined the Richmond office of Brown and Brown Insurance in February of 2014 as Personal Lines Leader. He assumed responsibility for overseeing the growth and profitability of our Personal Lines Insurance business. In addition, he and his team manage the relationships with our Personal Insurance carriers and our many wonderful clients. Kevin joins Brown & Brown with 17 years of Marketing and Sales Experience, mostly within the Insurance and Financial Services industries.  Prior to joining Brown and Brown, he served as an Agent with Liberty Mutual Insurance for 9 years.

 

Kevin received his B.S. in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech.  He and his wife are lifelong residents of Richmond and it’s surrounding areas and now reside in Chesterfield County with their two sons.  In his spare time, when not enjoying the company of his family and friends, Kevin likes to learn more about his favorite hobbies which include reef aquariums, golf, fishing, and shooting sports.

 

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Client Advisor, Personal Lines
Kevin Jenkins

Client Advisor, Personal Lines

Bio

Kevin joined the Richmond office of Brown and Brown Insurance in February of 2014 as Personal Lines Leader. He assumed responsibility for overseeing the growth and profitability of our Personal Lines Insurance business. In addition, he and his team manage the relationships with our Personal Insurance carriers and our many wonderful clients. Kevin joins Brown & Brown with 17 years of Marketing and Sales Experience, mostly within the Insurance and Financial Services industries.  Prior to joining Brown and Brown, he served as an Agent with Liberty Mutual Insurance for 9 years.

 

Kevin received his B.S. in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech.  He and his wife are lifelong residents of Richmond and it’s surrounding areas and now reside in Chesterfield County with their two sons.  In his spare time, when not enjoying the company of his family and friends, Kevin likes to learn more about his favorite hobbies which include reef aquariums, golf, fishing, and shooting sports.

 

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Personal Lines Leader
Liz McCray

Personal Lines Leader

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Personal Lines Leader
Liz McCray

Personal Lines Leader

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Client Advisor, Commercial Lines
Michael Costanzo

Client Advisor, Commercial Lines

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Client Advisor, Commercial Lines
Michael Costanzo

Client Advisor, Commercial Lines

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Client Advisor, Employee Benefits
JB Elliott

Client Advisor, Employee Benefits

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Client Advisor, Employee Benefits
JB Elliott

Client Advisor, Employee Benefits

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Client Advisor, Commercial Lines
Bill Metcalfe, CIC

Client Advisor, Commercial Lines

Bio

After graduating from VCU with his Bachelor's in Business Administration and Management, Bill began his career working for Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland as a surety underwriter in 1983. In 1986 he moved to the agency side of the business as a producer of insurance and surety obtaining his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in the process.

Bill owned and operated his own agency from 1992 to 1998 and has been with Brown & Brown, servicing and working as a partner with his many clients, ever since. Servicing Virginia and its surrounding states as a generalist, Bill's background and training in surety provides a unique skill set to benefit the construction industry. Bill is married and has four children. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, working in the community, woodworking and riding his Harley.

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Client Advisor, Commercial Lines
Bill Metcalfe, CIC

Client Advisor, Commercial Lines

Bio

After graduating from VCU with his Bachelor's in Business Administration and Management, Bill began his career working for Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland as a surety underwriter in 1983. In 1986 he moved to the agency side of the business as a producer of insurance and surety obtaining his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in the process.

Bill owned and operated his own agency from 1992 to 1998 and has been with Brown & Brown, servicing and working as a partner with his many clients, ever since. Servicing Virginia and its surrounding states as a generalist, Bill's background and training in surety provides a unique skill set to benefit the construction industry. Bill is married and has four children. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, working in the community, woodworking and riding his Harley.

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Account Manager, Commercial Lines
Michele Jones, ACSR

Account Manager, Commercial Lines

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Account Manager, Commercial Lines
Michele Jones, ACSR

Account Manager, Commercial Lines

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Account Manager, Commercial Lines
Penny Taylor, CIC

Account Manager, Commercial Lines

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Account Manager, Commercial Lines
Penny Taylor, CIC

Account Manager, Commercial Lines

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Kim Blizzard

Small Business Account Manager

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Kim Blizzard

Small Business Account Manager

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Tina Hall

Employee Benefits Account Manager

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Tina Hall

Employee Benefits Account Manager

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Account Manager, Personal Lines
Sheila Lumpkin, ACSR

Account Manager, Personal Lines

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Account Manager, Personal Lines
Sheila Lumpkin, ACSR

Account Manager, Personal Lines

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Assistant Account Manager, Commercial Lines
Ashley Stevens

Assistant Account Manager, Commercial Lines

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Assistant Account Manager, Commercial Lines
Ashley Stevens

Assistant Account Manager, Commercial Lines

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Janet Taylor, CIC

Administrative

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Janet Taylor, CIC

Administrative

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Jillian Lavoie

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Jillian Lavoie

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Conor Ashby

Client Advisor, Commercial Lines

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Conor Ashby

Client Advisor, Commercial Lines

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Sharon Graham

Assistant Account Manager

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Sharon Graham

Assistant Account Manager

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