Crawford & Company Announces New Leadership Positions
ATLANTA (September 10, 2013) – Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions, has appointed Terry Hunt to a new position where he will lead business development for Crawford Global Markets in the Americas. Hunt's expanded role for the Americas will include both continuing to drive the growth of Crawford Global Technical Services (GTS) and developing Crawford Specialty Markets, an expansion of large and complex loss adjusting services which was announced in July. He will report jointly to Mike Reeves, executive vice president for Global Markets and to John Sharoun, CEO for Specialty Markets for the Americas.
Hunt has been serving as chief executive officer of GTS for the United States since 2012 and he brings to his new role a strong record of developing and maintaining key business relationships. Hunt came to Crawford in 1990 as a general adjuster and advanced to supervisory and management positions before joining GTS in 2000.
The new leader of GTS for the United States is Richard Lafayette, who is currently its chief technical officer and managing director in the southeast region. Lafayette, already a member of the U.S. Property & Casualty leadership team, will report to David Repinski, its chief executive officer. Lafayette joined Crawford in 1974 as a trainee and advanced to the position of property general adjuster. He was promoted to branch manager in New York in 1986 and later became the first executive general adjuster for Crawford in 1990. In 2012, he was named to the newly created position of chief technical officer for GTS.
"Both Terry and Rich have been major contributors to the development of GTS in the United States and their promotions clearly reflect the value they bring to our company," said Kevin B. Frawley, executive vice president and chief executive officer, Property & Casualty – Americas. "We are confident that in their new roles they will continue to deliver high quality service to our clients as they develop new business opportunities."
GTS is Crawford’s definitive solution for large, complex claims, providing the highest level of world-class talent in the industry’s largest network to strategically manage losses around the globe. With nearly 500 of the world’s most experienced senior adjusters and industry specialists operating from 144 locations worldwide, GTS assists all major stakeholders with strategic loss management during significant claims.
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) 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.
John L’Abate, public relations manager