Crawford & Co. Board of Directors Names Crawford CEO

August 26, 2004

Atlanta-based Crawford & Co. announced that its Board of Directors has named Thomas Crawford as CEO. Crawford will assume his CEO responsibilities effective Sept. 1. Jesse Crawford will continue to serve as interim chairman of the Board.

Crawford has more than 40 years of experience in the insurance industry. Most recently, Crawford has served as president of Prudential Insurance Company of America’s Retail Distribution division and as chairman of its Property/Casualty division.

Crawford serves on the boards of several industry groups as well as several educational and charitable organizations. Prior to joining Prudential, Crawford was founder and chairman of Southern Heritage Insurance Company, which was sold to GEICO in 1991. He has also served in senior positions at CNA Insurance Company and Allstate Insurance Company. Crawford is not related to the Crawford family that founded the company more than 60 years ago.

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