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5/26/2015 Member News

BB&T’s John Pollock named to The Florida Council of 100

BB&T’s John Pollock named to The Florida Council of 100

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 26, 2015) – John Pollock, CIC, BB&T Insurance Services’ Florida regional insurance president, was recently named to The Florida Council of 100.

in 1961, the Florida Council of 100 is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of business, civic, and academic leaders who represent more than 100 companies with over 600,000 employees. A forum of strategic thinkers and leaders, they advocate for public policy that ensures Florida’s success and enhances the quality of life and economic well-being of all Floridians. Council members have achieved a high degree of success and recognition in their business or profession; have demonstrated involvement in Florida public policy issues; and possess the personal qualities of character, personality, and leadership ability.

Pollock is one of 105 residents members of the council.

Raised in Fort Myers, Pollock attended Eckerd College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After two summer internships at Oswald Trippe and Company, he joined the agency as a commercial lines processor in 1990. In 1993, he became one of the youngest agents in the U.S. to earn the Certified Insurance Counselor designation. Pollock rose to the position of president of OTC in 2002. He has studied at the Wharton School in Philadelphia and the Disney Institute, and participates regularly in professional development and continuing education programs through The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, Florida Association of Insurance Agents and others. In 2014, he was recognized for 20 years of leadership by The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

Pollock oversees 300 employees at 13 BB&T Insurance Services locations throughout the state, which provide comprehensive insurance and risk-management services to families and businesses from the nation’s leading insurance companies.

BB&T Insurance Services is the fifth largest insurance broker in the U.S. and the sixth largest internationally. Founded in 1922, it operates more than 100 insurance agencies in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and California. Visit to learn more. BB&T Insurance Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Branch Banking & Trust Company.

BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $189.2 billion in assets and market capitalization of $28.2 billion, as of March 31, 2015. Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the company operates 1,875 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, District of Columbia, and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at


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