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Public Entities of America, LLC joins Apex Insurance Agency, LLC, part of Bridge Specialty Group, LLC

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bridge Specialty Group, LLC (“Bridge Specialty”) is very pleased to welcome Public Entities of America, LLC (“PEA”) to its team of niche-focused, wholesale entities.

PEA is a leading brokerage agency working exclusively in the public sector and risk management marketplace. PEA teammates will join the team at Apex Insurance Agency, LLC (“Apex”) and work alongside leaders Michelle Hill, Apex vice president, and Karl Snearer, Apex president and regional leader for Bridge Specialty.

Snearer commented, “We are very excited to welcome the PEA team to Apex and Bridge Specialty. Their team has established itself as an industry leader providing innovative risk solutions for the public sector across the United States and bring additional public entity capabilities and talented insurance professionals to Apex. We look forward to continuing to serve the public sector together.”

About Bridge Specialty Group

Bridge Specialty Group, the wholesale insurance platform of Brown & Brown, Inc., is a team of companies focused on bringing the power of collective size and specialty to the wholesale brokerage marketplace. Composed of more than 25 boutique brands, Bridge Specialty Group is creating a more seamless way to connect the varying needs of our retail partners with the market clout and talents of our wholesale entities. To learn more visit 

About Brown & Brown

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, delivering risk management solutions to individuals and businesses since 1939. For more information, please visit

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For more information:

Karl Snearer
President of Apex Insurance Agency LLC
Regional Leader for Bridge Specialty Group, LLC
(804) 418-7186

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