Swett & Crawford Picks Rountree to Head Southwest Operations

March 31, 2006

Swett & Crawford, based in Woodland Hills, Calif., has hired Bruce J. Rountree to lead the company’s Phoenix operations. His hiring is
part of the company’s strategy to aggressively expand its presence in key markets across the nation in support of its independent agency clients and their insureds.

Rountree was mostly recently a vice president for American International Group. Since 1999, he has held management positions with that company, including Regional Manager for Lexington in San Francisco and American Home. He also has held the position of vice president in charge of the Western Zone for AIG Small Business. In those capacities he managed books of business ranging in size from $75 million to $200 million, including primary and excess lines in transportation, property, professional liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, energy, umbrellas and reverse flow international.

Prior to his association with AIG, he owned his own retail insurance firm, Risk and Insurance Management Services of Albuquerque, N.M., which he started in 1995 after purchasing his book of business from Alexander and Alexander.

Neal Abernathy, president of Swett & Crawford, said Rountree’s mission is to “bring an increased level of service and support to brokers across the Southwest.”

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