A fourth generation Floridian, Brian started working for his father, Ron Raby, at his insurance agency, Marine Underwriters, during High School in the summer months. He then went full time when he started college. Learning from the ground up, he quickly realized that he enjoyed talking with clients and helping them with their insurance. After a few years, his father wanted to give Brian a better understanding of marine insurance and risk analysis. So, he sent Brian to work as an intern at Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co. While there, he took a few marine insurance courses and was able to spend some time working on a Lloyds of London Insurance Box.
Upon returning to Florida, Brian assumed a broker position and started to build his own book of clients while also helping his father with his. Traveling around the Southeast and into the Bahamas, Central America and the Caribbean, Brian has been able to help various clients with their marine insurance while also learning various aspects of business culture in those areas.
In 2009, Brian’s father sold Marine Underwriters to Sunderland Marine Mutual. Brian stayed in the role of Broker while his father retired. In 2016, Sunderland sold the agency back to Brian.
Brian changed the name of the agency from Marine Underwriters to Lightship Maritime and strives to offer peace of mind with personal service utilizing his 26 years of marine insurance experience and knowledge.