Atlanta, GA – Crawford & Company announces that Larry C. Thomas is the new CEO of its U.S. Property & Casualty business, replacing David Repinski who has left the Company. In addition to his new role, Thomas will retain his responsibilities as chief executive officer of Crawford’s Contractor Connection® unit, which provides insurers with an efficient, high-quality managed repair vendor network for residential and commercial property claims programs; it has more than 4,800 members operating in the United States and Canada.
Lance Malcolm, former vice president of operations for Contractor ConnectionSM, now becomes its chief operating officer, reporting to Larry. Before joining Crawford in 2013 Malcolm was vice president of claims operations for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation in Jacksonville.
As CEO of U.S. Property & Casualty, Thomas is responsible for the business unit’s operations, ongoing services diversification; technology innovation and growth initiatives; maintaining and growing its core property and casualty claims adjusting operations, and Contractor Connection.
Thomas reports to Vince E. Cole, chief executive officer, Property & Casualty – Americas. “Larry is a Crawford veteran who has overseen both strong sales growth and member expansion at Contractor Connection,” Cole said. “He has an outstanding record of building teams, solving issues, getting
results, and driving improved performance. We look forward to his leadership of our core U.S. Property & Casualty business.”
Thomas has been CEO of Crawford Contractor Connection since 2013, and prior to that he had served as its president since 1999. He started his career in 1983 with Crawford as a multi-line adjuster in the property/casualty area. Other positions he has held with the company include branch
supervisor, unit manager, and various branch manager positions as well as regional vice president for Crawford’s Western Region.
Thomas received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has completed the Advanced Executive Education Program sponsored by the Wharton School of Business and the American Institute of CPCU. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the
Jacksonville Better Business Bureau.