Ebner Retires from North Carolina-Based McGriff

January 13, 2021

McGriff’s Tommy Ebner, leader of the company’s oil and gas practice, and former president and CEO of McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., will retire after 28 years.

The retirement will take place during the first quarter, although exact dates are flexible to allow for a smooth transition. Transition plans are now underway, with a new appointment to the position to be announced soon.

Doug Hodo, McGriff’s Regional Insurance President (West), has also retired from the company after 25 years. McGriff said Patrick Dessauer has taken over as the regional insurance president for McGriff’s West Region.

McGriff President and CEO Rick Ulmer said Ebner and Hodo were instrumental in building McGriff and “strong partners with me since I joined the firm.”

McGriff Insurance Services, Inc., and McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., the retail insurance subsidiaries of BB&T Insurance Holdings, rebranded the businesses to McGriff last year. The consolidated McGriff organization includes more than 130 offices across the US, with more than 3,800 teammates. It is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.

McGriff is a full-service insurance broker providing risk management and insurance solutions 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.

It is a subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Truist Bank. Truist Insurance Holdings operates more than 250 offices through its subsidiaries: McGriff Insurance Services, Inc.; CRC Insurance Services, Inc.; Crump Life Insurance Services, Inc.; AmRisc, LLC; and its Premium Finance companies (AFCO Credit Corporation, Prime Rate Premium Finance Corporation, Inc., and CAFO Inc.).

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