Michael Brown is the President & CEO, as well as a partner at Avalon Risk Management. As one of Avalon’s founding managers, Michael opened the company’s Boston office in 1998 as the Regional Vice President. He has served in various positions at Avalon including Senior Vice President of Sales and, most recently, Executive Vice President before assuming his current role in August of 2021. Before his involvement with Avalon Risk Management, Michael worked for another transportation-focused insurance broker (1991-1998) as a Regional Vice President. He is a graduate of Purdue University and holds Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designations from the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.
Michael is on the Directors Circle for the Transportation Intermediary Association (TIA) and serves on their Contracts, Education and Program Committees. He is also active with the NCBFAA, FIATA, and various regional and national trade and transportation associations. Michael is a frequent speaker at national and international industry events regarding risk management and trade and transportation issues. During his free time, Michael enjoys traveling, sailing, and taking wildlife photographs.