J. Hyatt Brown, the chairman and chief executive officer of Daytona Beach, Fla.-based insurance broker Brown & Brown Inc., underwent successful heart bypass surgery yesterday, his company said.

Mr. Brown, the firm said, is expected to make a full recovery. He is expected to continue his current leadership role in the firm, Brown & Brown added. In addition to his company post Mr. Brown is current chairman of the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers.

Jim W. Henderson, president and chief operating officer of Brown & Brown, said: "With regard to the company, we have a strong, experienced leadership team in place and our ongoing operations will continue to run according to our model. We look forward to Hyatt's return to work, subject to his physicians' approval, later this summer."

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