John V. Simone
John V. Simone is the President & CEO of Brownstone Agency. Under Mr. Simone’s leadership, he brings together the Company’s solutions in all facets of business, including our retail company Murphy & Jordan. His role continues to deal with the day-to-day operations of the company, development and expansion of new products and territory.
Mr. Simone joined Brownstone Agency 1999. Prior to joining Brownstone, Mr. Simone served from 1988 to 1999 at Reliance National Insurance Company, working his way up the corporate ladder. He started in the Accounting Department from 1988 – 1990. He then worked as an underwriter in the Specialty Programs Division 1991 – 1993. From 1994 to 1997, he served in the Middle Market Division and then from 1997 – 1999 in the National Account Construction Division.
Mr. Simone earned a BA in Management and Marketing from St. Francis College in New York. He was awarded a 4-year Athletic Scholarship which instilled a lifelong team approach philosophy in every aspect of business. Having been in the insurance industry for 34 years, he believes his strength as a leader lies in effective communication, decision making, management and delegation. He prides himself on building strong, long term relationships and offering key customer service. He is result orientated and implements best practices across all levels.