Richard C. Brown

Richard C. Brown is a native of Daytona Beach, Florida graduating from Seabreeze Senior High School in 1962 and received an Associate of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1965. He joined his father’s Real Estate & Insurance business in 1966 and became President and CEO of Hayward Brown, Inc. and Hayward Brown-Flagler, Inc. in 1984. He received the Graduate, Realtors Institute designation in 1972 and the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation in 1979. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1967-1972.

Mr. Brown was President of the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors in 1979 and Volusia County Association of Insurance Agents in 1972. He was a director of the Florida Association of Realtors from 1974 to 1979. He was FAR’s State Convention Chairman in 1978. He received a Daytona Beach Area Realtor of the Year in 1975 and again in 1978. He served the Florida Association of Insurance Agents as Director, Legislative Committee, Insurance Programs Committee, IMPACT Board of Trustees, Finance Committee. He was Chairman of the Board of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents, a trade association representing over 1000 independent insurance agency members for the 2004-2005 year. His Civic activities include the Presidency or Chairmanship of the following organizations: Daytona Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Daytona Beach, Concerned Citizens of Volusia County, Inc., Daytona Beach YMCA, Mental Health Board of Volusia County, Inc., Civic League of the Halifax Area, Inc., Father Lopez High School Board of Education, and Oceanside Golf and Country Club. He has also served on the Boards of Ponce Deleon Port Authority, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Board of Visitors, and Daytona International Speedway Checkered Flag Committee.

He served as Chairman of Memorial Health Systems Board of Directors, a non-profit community hospital system with four hospitals in Volusia and Flagler Counties in 2001 & 2002 and then served on the Board of Directors of the Hospital which is now known as Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center until January of 2011. He also serves on the Hospitals Foundation Board. He served as President of United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties, Inc. in 1999 and was its Campaign Chairman in l996. In 2001 he received the prestigious Herbert M. Davidson Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service from United Way Community Foundation of Volusia-Flagler Counties.

Richard and the former Anne K. Goldkamp have been married for over 42 years. They have two grown children, John, who lives in South Lake Tahoe, CA and Amy Wister, (Jason), living in El Dorado Hills, CA. Anne is Secretary-Treasurer of Hayward Brown, Inc. Together their interests include motorcycling and snow skiing. Richard is a trumpet performer with The Moonlighters swing band. Anne and Richard received the the Lilly Award for Extraordinary Support and Loyalty from the Easter Seal Society of Volusia and Flagler Counties in 1996.


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