Regions Insurance has established an office in Columbia, S.C. and hired insurance executive Frank Norris to lead the office, its first in South Carolina.
Norris and his team join Regions Insurance from Frank B. Norris and Co., a Columbia-based insurance and risk management brokerage. Norris founded Frank B. Norris & Co. in 1984. Specialties include residential homebuilders and trade contractors. The team also brings expertise in property, including East Coast and Caribbean resorts.
The Columbia office is the third addition to Regions Insurance over the past six months as part of the firm’s efforts to expand throughout the Southeast. In November Regions Insurance opened its first office in Atlanta, Ga., serving clients throughout the state. In January Regions Insurance expanded its employee benefits practice in Memphis, Tenn.
Also joining Regions Insurance from Frank B. Norris and Co. are Charles Foster, Gus Brabham, and Bennett Griffin.
Foster is a 24-year insurance industry veteran specializing in construction and property management insurance.
Brabham has 19 years of insurance industry experience specializing in construction and other business insurance.
Griffin has 14 years of experience in construction and business insurance.
Regions Insurance is an affiliate of Regions Bank.