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Crawford restructures global operating structure

January 31, 2008   by

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Crawford & Company announced a new operating structure that includes a smaller Global Executive Management team and four business units.

The new units will include legal settlement administration as well as the information and communications technology division. In addition, Crawford Global Property & Casualty will be broken down into two distinct business units: Americas; and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia-Pacific, a Crawford release says.

Kevin B. Frawley, previously executive vice president of global business development, will become CEO-Americas. He will oversee the property and casualty operations in Canada, the United States and Latin America.

Three new global executive management positions have been created to maximize benefits and solutions for clients, while further streamlining efficiency, the release continues.

Glenn T. Gibson, former CEO-Americas, will assume the newly created role of senior vice president, Global Strategy, Project and Development.

Allen W. Nelson, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate strategy, will add the newly created role of chief administrative officer to his current responsibilities.

Michael F. Reeves, senior vice president, corporate multinational risks, will assume the newly created role of senior vice president, Global Markets, and will be responsible for the business development of global clients through the cross selling of its products in all business units.

The changes will “make the team less complex, more matrix oriented, and give Crawford the ability to adapt quickly to the rapidly changing market conditions both locally and globally,” Jeffrey T. Bowman, CEO, Crawford & Company, said in a release. •

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