SOURCE: Superior Access Insurance Services

Superior Access Insurance Services

January 19, 2010 11:20 ET

Superior Access Names Tom Crawford Chairman of the Board

Insurance Industry Veteran Joins the Nation's Largest Online Distributor of Insurance Products and Services

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - Superior Access Insurance Services, Inc. (SAIS), the nation's leading online wholesaler of insurance products and services, announced today that industry veteran Tom Crawford has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective Jan 1, 2010.

Before joining Superior Access, Crawford served as Chairman of the Board and President and CEO of Crawford & Company, the world's largest independent provider of claims management services. With over 45 years of insurance industry experience, Crawford has had a major impact at Allstate, CNA, and Prudential, where he served as President, CEO and Chairman of their Property and Casualty Company. In 1984, Tom built Southern Heritage Insurance, which was primarily owned by independent agents. The company was purchased by GEICO in 1991. Tom is currently the CEO and founder of Crawford Corporate Coaching, working with senior executives across various industries.

Crawford has served on numerous industry boards in the property and casualty and life insurance sector and has given commencement addresses at three major universities. In 2007, he received the prestigious Turknett Leadership Award which is based on character and integrity in leadership.

"This is an exciting moment for Superior Access and we are thrilled that one of the premier insurance industry veterans is bringing his experience and extensive industry knowledge to our Board of Directors," said Richard L. McCathron, CPCU, CIC, President and CEO, SAIS. "I am looking forward to working together as we continue to strengthen our recognition in the industry as the leading provider of products and services for the independent insurance professional."

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SAIS is an online insurance distributor that provides independent insurance agents with fast and immediate access to an expansive range of insurance products and agency services from more than 65 leading carriers including Chubb, OneBeacon, Safeco, The Hartford, Travelers, and Zurich. Providing comprehensive and accurate quote-to-close capabilities for Preferred Personal, Commercial, and Specialty Lines through an array of advanced online tools, SAIS is the resource of choice for thousands of independent agents. To learn more about the impact SAIS can have on your business, please visit

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