Leadership 2017-08-17T12:57:56+00:00


John Moccia
President, Westchester Office of Brown & Brown;
Technology & Venture Capital Practice Leader

John has worked on insurance and risk management for companies across numerous business segments, in both the public and private sectors. In addition, he is recognized as one of the pioneers in insurance for the technology and venture capital industries. He has designed innovative insurance and risk management programs for some of the most sophisticated and diverse high tech businesses all over the U.S.. These include businesses in digital/social media, medical technology, e-commerce, telecommunications and virtually every type of Internet based business.

Moccia has been actively involved in the development and placement of Cyber Insurance programs for companies in all industry segments since the late 90’s. He is regularly consulted by legal interests and media outlets and has received industry recognition including the 2014 InsureTrust CyberRisk Leadership Award.

John is a founder of TechAssure, an international association of brokers specializing in insuring technology companies and the companies that invest in them. He is past Chairman of the Board for the organization and serves on the Board of Directors. He also developed the first ever insurance program for the NY Software Industry Association. He was instrumental in the development and management of the insurance program for members of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).

Specialties include Insurance and Risk Management for:
Municipalities & Public Entities
Venture Capital Companies
Emerging Technology, Digital & Social Media Companies
Multi-National & Publicly Traded Companies


Marham F. Rollins

Markham Rollins III
Not For Profit Practice Leader

Mark Rollins runs our NFP practice.

Mark has a natural instinct for creating innovative risk management plans for middle market companies. He rejects the concept of “one-size-fits-all” for insurance and risk management programs. Instead, he helps organizations uncover those specific risk management practices that will help them reduce, prevent and transfer risks. His goal is to help them drive down the cost of their insurance over an extended period of time and improve the organization.

With 30 years of practical business experience leading his own organization, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge to helping his peers find alternative ways to manage their organizations’ risks.

Mark is a very action oriented person with a natural ability to inspire others. He gets energized by planning and strategic thinking about what organizations can and will look like down the road. Setting goals and implementing at a high level are part of his unique talents. With these abilities he is a natural at creating plans that help organizations reach their goals via “The Rollins 360™” System.


Charles J. Rollins

Charles Rollins
Benefits Practice Leader

Chuck Rollins  is the Benefits Practice Leader of Brown & Brown of NY, Inc. and serves on the firm’s Leadership Committee.   Chuck is responsible for all new business development in the benefits practice, and ensuring that superior value-added services are provided to all clients.

Chuck is a Charter Member of Berkshire Life Preferred Producer Group. Traveler’s Insurance Company recently included Chuck and The Rollins Agency in a select group of only 18 “Agents of the Year” out of their 8,500 personal lines agents, nationally.

On a local level, Chuck participates in the Westchester County Association, serves on The Bereavement Center of Westchester and is the drummer in the charitably-based rock band, The Circuit Riders. Chuck is Past-President of the Community Fund of Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe which annually raises over $500,000 for community agencies and grants. Chuck is Past-President of the Rotary Club of Bronxville where he initiated the start-up funds for Heartsong, a no-fee music and art therapy program for children with disabilities. Chuck served as Trustee of the Mamaroneck United Methodist Church during their extensive restoration campaign. Chuck is past treasurer of Bronxville Chamber of Commerce.

Chuck earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Western New England College in 1982. Before joining the family business, he held a position as a District Sales Manager with the Chrysler Corporation.


Frederick Gaston IV, CPCU
Financial Institutions Practice Leader

Fred Gaston runs Brown & Brown of NY, Inc.’s Financial Institution Practice and is a member of the firm’s Leadership Committee.  He has over 30 years of industry experience.

Prior to joining Brown & Brown, Fred was President of Gaston & Associates, Inc., a fourth generation insurance brokerage that originated in 1895.  Fred created the firm’s InsureHedge division in 1992 to provide specialty insurance products and services to the hedge and private equity fund industry, and helped the practice become a leading provider.

Fred’s insurance expertise, which has been honed during the course of his thirty year career, coupled with his vision & leadership ability, have enabled InsureHedge to service some of the nations largest hedge funds.  He is dedicated to addressing the unique and complex risk management needs of financial institutions in the private fund space.

Fred graduated with a BA from Cornell University and attained the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1993. He resides in Wilton, CT with his wife and has four daughters.  He is active in local non-profit organizations, and an accomplished competitive runner and photographer.