Our Leadership Team

Our team of highly skilled insurance professionals has been meticulously put together over the last several decades to address the needs of our customers. Brown & Brown believes in recruiting teammates with the highest integrity and work ethic. We invest in our team through the utilization of the award-winning Brown & Brown University as well as industry-leading training and continuing education resources.

Tanya Hansen

Personal Lines Practice Leader

In 2001, Tanya began working for Kerxton Insurance Agency as a receptionist. From there, she transitioned into the Benefits department where she worked for several years, gaining knowledge in the industry. She then moved to the Personal Lines department where she worked as an agent. During her years in the Personal Lines department, she was instrumental in growing and managing a specialized book of business that serviced a large community of foreign Diplomats and Embassy personnel entering the United States. In 2013, she was promoted to Personal Lines Manager where she remained until the sale of Kerxton Insurance to Brown & Brown of Virginia in March of 2018. She now holds the title of Personal Lines Team Leader at Brown & Brown and currently oversees the Personal Lines departments in Manassas, Richmond, and Norfolk.

Tanya currently holds licenses in both Life and Health and Property and Casualty as well as her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. She has also held seats on the Producers Council for Selective Insurance Agency, Agency Insurance Company, and Travelers Insurance.

Tanya was born and raised in Virginia where she met and later married her husband Thomas. They have beautiful twin daughters who are now attending college and two lovable Boston terriers. Family is very important to them, and most of their free time is spent with their large extended family who they are fortunate to have all around them in Virginia.

Angela Bassett

Select Commercial Lines Leader

Angela was recently promoted to the position of Select Commercial Lines Leader for all Brown & Brown of Virginia offices. Her duties involve maintaining, supporting, and managing all small commercial customers for the state. She began her career with Brown & Brown in 2001 as a Small Business Account Manager and Sales Producer. She has also held roles as the Commercial Lines Marketing Manager as well as Commercial Lines Leader for the Richmond office. Prior to joining Brown & Brown, Angela held Account Management positions with several local insurance agencies in southern Virginia.

Born and raised right outside of Richmond, VA, she currently lives in Rockville, VA with her husband Jason and their two children, Cameron (18) and Caroline (15). They enjoy spending time together as a family, playing sports, and volunteering in their community and church.

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