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BB&T Subsidiary CRC Insurance Services and TB&C Wholesale Insurance Services Combine SoCal Operations

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Posted on 22 Jun 2010

CRC Insurance Services Inc., the wholesale insurance subsidiary of BB&T, announced an agreement with TB&C Wholesale Insurance Services to combine two of the California offices of both companies. The combined offices will operate as CRC Insurance Services effective June 21.

According to Tom Curtin, CEO and founder of CRC, the action solidifies CRC's commitment to southern California. "We are honored TB&C is joining the CRC family," Curtin said. "They are a well-respected team of professionals who will help continue to strengthen our client relations in the southern California market. Together, we will continue to provide the high level of service our clients have come to expect."

Robin Robb and Joseph Rowland, managing partners of TB&C, will combine their locations with CRC's Santa Ana and Glendale, Calif., offices.

Robb will serve as office president-casualty in Glendale. An active insurance wholesale broker since 1996, Robb was a broker for Sterling West Insurance Services where she was the point contact between in-house brokers and several markets. Prior to that, Robb served as broker at another firm.

Rowland will serve as office president in Santa Ana. Active in the insurance industry since 1980 and as a wholesale broker since 1985, Rowland served as broker/partner for Sterling West Insurance Services prior to TB&C. He also has served as broker for firms in Chicago and England.

CRC also announced the promotion of James Kuchta to office president-professional liability in the Glendale office. Prior to joining CRC in 2008, Kuchta was a wholesale broker at a Los Angeles firm where he was the third largest financial services producer in the country. He brings more than 20 years of professional liability experience to the position, as well as financial services underwriting and human resources.

Robb, Rowland, and Kuchta, along with Mickey Hopkins, office president in Redondo Beach, will lead the southern California operations. They look forward to continuing to provide dedicated service.

TB&C Wholesale Insurance Services is a multi-line wholesale insurance brokerage firm in California. TB&C works aggressively to market business and ensure clients receive the best quotes available.

CRC, with more than $2.4 billion in casualty, property, and professional premiums during 2009, is a leading wholesale property and casualty insurance broker in the United States. Founded in 1982, CRC has 29 offices across the country.

BB&T Corporation is the 10th largest financial services holding company in the U.S. with more than $163 billion in assets and market capitalization of $22.4 billion, as of March 31, 2010. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates more than 1,800 financial centers in 12 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others.


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