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LWCC announces new board member

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (April 10, 2017)—LWCC recently welcomed Thomas K. “Tommy” Huval, CIC as the newest member to its board of directors. Governor John Bel Edwards appointed Huval to serve as a representative of agents licensed to sell workers’ compensation insurance in Louisiana with executive-level experience.

Huval has been regional president of the retail division at Brown & Brown, Inc. since September 2015 and serves as its senior vice president. Huval serves as president and CEO of Brown & Brown of Louisiana, LLC (formerly Huval Insurance Agency, Inc.) based in Lafayette, La. He serves as chairman of the board of Farmers-Merchant Bank & Trust. Huval has served as president of the Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce and as a director of Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana. Further, Huval has served as a board member for the Diocese of Lafayette School Board and for the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Louisiana (IIABL). He also has sat on a number of industry councils and has been active in numerous civic and charitable endeavors.

“I am pleased to join LWCC’s board of directors and grateful for the opportunity,” said Huval. “It is an honor to be appointed by Governor Edwards to serve on the board and contribute to the success of this great organization. LWCC is vitally important to the Louisiana community, and I look forward to this opportunity to have a positive impact accordingly.”

“Mr. Huval has a strong history of accomplishment and leadership within the insurance industry,” stated LWCC Board Chairman Jim Hall. “He will be a great addition to our board and will serve as a voice of support for our valued agent community.”


About LWCC
LWCC, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a private, nonprofit mutual insurance company that is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. As the largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance in Louisiana, LWCC employs over 240 people and serves over 20,000 policyholders in the state. With a disciplined approach and intense focus, LWCC’s vision is to be a world-class workers’ compensation company that promotes safe work, prompt healing of the injured and economic stability in Louisiana by providing unparalleled experiences to customers and key stakeholders. The Better Business Bureau recognized LWCC with its prestigious Douglas Manship, Sr. Torch Award for Ethics in Business in 2014. Named to the 2016 Ward’s 50 group of top-performing insurance companies, LWCC was recognized for achieving outstanding results in the areas of safety, consistency and performance over a five-year period, 2011-2015. For more information on the Corporation and its services, please visit

About Brown & Brown
Brown & Brown of Louisiana, LLC., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO), is a full-scale insurance brokerage firm specializing in a wide range of risk management solutions and value-added services. Providing service to businesses, public entities, individual, trade, and professional association clients nationwide, Brown & Brown, Inc. is ranked by Business Insurance magazine as the United States’ sixth largest independent insurance intermediary. Brown & Brown, Inc. is based in Daytona Beach, Fla., and has more than 8,500 teammates in 41 states, Bermuda, Canada, Grand Cayman, and the United Kingdom. For more information about Brown & Brown of Louisiana, visit us online at

LWCC Media Contact: Jennifer Vaccaro, (225) 924-7788,