Wholesaler TB&C Joins with CRC Insurance in California

Birmingham, Ala,-based CRC Insurance Services Inc., the wholesale insurance subsidiary of BB&T, has signed 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.

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 for 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 for professional liability in the Glendale office. Prior to joining CRC in 2008, Kuchta was a wholesale broker at a Los Angeles firm. He brings more than 20 years of professional liability experience to the position.

According to Tom Curtin, CEO and founder of CRC, the action solidifies CRC’s commitment to southern California.

Robb, Rowland, and Kuchta will be joining Mickey Hopkins, office president in Redondo Beach, as leaders of the southern California operations fro CRC.

CRC had more than $2.4 billion in casualty, property, and professional premiums during 2009. Founded in 1982, CRC has 29 offices across the country.