McGriff to Consolidate South Florida Operations, Open Additional Branches

August 4, 2020

Insurance broker McGriff will expand its southeastern Florida operations with a new headquarters office in Coral Gables and the opening of branch locations in Fort Lauderdale and Weston later this year. The move to a consolidated South Florida operation will include employees in existing agencies in Miami and Plantation and is part of its expansion into South Florida.

As part of the consolidation planned for this year, McGriff will also shift additional sales, service, and support staff from outside the region to the new or existing offices as well as support offices in Fort Lauderdale and Weston.

McGriff Regional Agency Executive Gray Davis, said tourism, population and employment growth, new construction, and the region’s business-friendly environment were all key drivers in this decision.

With more than $121 million Southeast Regional revenues in 2019, McGriff will continue to specialize in personal and commercial insurance, risk management, and employee benefits. McGriff entered the South Florida market in 2009 with the acquisition of Oswald Trippe and Company, which was founded in 1981.

The announcement comes on the heels of recent key hires for McGriff in South Florida, including Eric Woodling, regional sales director, and Joe Rutland, employee benefits consultant for large group plans. They join existing business insurance producers Doug and Michael Fields, Tom Toffoli, Neil Charley and Kelly Matacena. Miami-based Bill Fairnington specializes in servicing the high-end home, auto and yacht market.

McGriff, which comprises McGriff Insurance Services, Inc. and McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., is a full-service insurance broker providing risk management and insurance products to clients across the United States. The firm’s coverages include commercial property and casualty, corporate bonding and surety services, cyber, management liability, captives and alternative risk transfer programs, small business, employee benefits, title insurance, personal lines, and life and health. McGriff is a subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc.

Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc., the sixth largest insurance broker in the U.S. and seventh largest in the world, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Truist Bank. Truist Insurance Holdings operates more than 250 offices through subsidiaries McGriff Insurance Services, Inc.; McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.; CRC Insurance Services, Inc.; Crump Life Insurance Services, Inc.; AmRisc, LLC; and Premium Finance companies AFCO Credit Corporation, Prime Rate Premium Finance Corporation, Inc., and CAFO, Inc.

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