Professional Disability Associates Announces Sarah Lawsure as Vice President of Clinical and Vocational Services

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Leading disability solutions and advisory services provider appoints industry veteran and respected clinical strategist to lead and grow its medical file review and medical staffing offerings

We are excited to have Sarah’s unique blend of clinical, analytical, and leadership experience to expand our professional services.

Professional Disability Associates (PDA), a provider of specialty risk resources and consultative solutions to the disability insurance market, subsidiary of The Advocator Group and Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO), welcomes Sarah Lawsure as Vice President of Clinical and Vocational Services. Ms. Lawsure has nearly 30 years of experience in maximizing risk management resource utilization and has honed her medical expertise around the unique needs of those in absence and disability claims management. Her addition to the team will allow PDA to deepen its relationships with the long-standing customers who utilize the services of its flagship medical file review product, while also broadening the organization’s scope of opportunity within the clinical services market.

Ms. Lawsure is an executive with operations, clinical, and customer management leadership skills, having served at businesses ranging in size from startups to large organizations. In addition to direct care nursing experience, she has provided strategic direction and implementation expertise for disability and health insurers, workers compensation insurers, and absence programs. She has also served on the boards of several industry groups and claims associations.

In joining the organization, Ms. Lawsure notes, “I am delighted to be back within the PDA family! I was previously with the company from 2007 to 2011 and have always had tremendous respect and admiration for the work they do. I am beyond excited to play a part in the future of the organization!”

“We are excited to have Sarah’s unique blend of clinical, analytical, and leadership experience to expand our professional services and to address the needs of our customers in new and innovative ways,” says Kevin Riley, CEO of Professional Disability Associates. “Her reputation in the industry proceeds her and we are confident that our customers are going to receive exceptional value in their working relationships with her.”

Ms. Lawsure holds a BA from Colby College, an MA in Mathematics from the University of Southern Maine, and her associate degree in nursing from the University of New England.

To learn more about Ms. Lawsure and Professional Disability Associates, visit http://www.professionaldisabilityassociates.com.

ABOUT PROFESSIONAL DISABILITY ASSOCIATES
Professional Disability Associates (PDA) is an innovative industry leader in providing specialty risk resources, including medical and vocational review services, consultative solutions and industry benchmarking, as well as full-service claim administration capabilities to major disability insurers and self-insured employers. PDA prides itself on delivering customized solutions and exceeding its clients’ expectations. To learn more, please visit our website, http://www.professionaldisabilityassociates.com.

ABOUT THE ADVOCATOR GROUP
The Advocator Group, LLC is a nationwide advocacy organization dedicated to helping individuals apply for and obtain Social Security Disability Insurance. In addition, The Advocator Group assists Medicare beneficiaries in identifying the best coverage possible for their unique needs. The Advocator Group's team of experienced Social Security and Medicare advocates ensures that each client is provided phenomenal service while each case receives close attention. For more information, visit http://www.advocator.com.

ABOUT BROWN & BROWN, INC.
Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With more than 80 years of proven success and thousands of teammates, we offer knowledge you can trust and strive to deliver superior customer service. For more information, please visit http://www.bbinsurance.com.

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