Crawford’s Bud Trice to deliver Keynote Address at the AICLA/ANZIF CC13 Claims Convention

ATLANTA and SYDNEY (July 30, 2013) — Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), the world’s largest independent provider of claims management solutions, announced today that Bud Trice, vice president of the Company’s Catastrophe Services (CAT) Group, will be delivering the keynote presentation at the 7th Annual AICLA/ANZIIF Claims Convention on August 1, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. AEST. Trice will speak on “Superstorm Sandy – The Largest Insurance Event in 2012.”

This year’s Claims Convention, entitled “Balancing Perceptions and Reality in Claims Management”, takes place on August 1-2, 2013 at The Westin in Sydney, Australia. Hosted jointly by the Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters (AICLA) and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), the meeting will tackle key issues that insurance professionals, loss adjusters, claims managers and risk managers are facing for 2013 and beyond. The convention is the leading insurance claims event in Australasia and typically attracts more than 300 attendees from around the world.

“This program provides a great opportunity to offer the lessons learned during my career in  catastrophe work,” said Trice. “I know that the stark realities of catastrophe responses are often obscured by the myths that form around them, so I am honored to share my facts and perspective at such a high-profile event.”

Trice has nearly 40 years of experience in catastrophe planning, response and operations around the world, both handling and directing emergency responses for insurers and self-insured corporations. He began his career with Crawford in 1976 as a CAT adjuster in Mobile, Ala. and has held a number of positions within CAT operations and business development. A graduate of the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in business, he is a member of the Property Loss Research Bureau, the Loss Executive Association, the Institute for Business & Home Safety and Partners in Response & Recovery. 

About Crawford

Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company ( is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims SolutionsSM offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company’s shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.

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