2013-07-11 14:04:05 -
E. Jenner Wood, III Retires from Crawford & Company's Board of Directors
Served with Distinction for 16 Years
ATLANTA (July 11, 2013) - Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), the world's
largest independent provider of claims management solutions, announces that E.
Jenner Wood, III, has retired from the Company's Board of Directors after 16
years of distinguished service due to increased responsibilities with his
numerous other corporate and charitable commitments.
"Jenner has been a tremendous asset to our company for nearly two decades, and
he will be greatly missed," said Jeffrey T. Bowman, president and chief
executive officer, Crawford & Company. "His deep business acumen, along with
thoughtful perspective and extensive involvement in civic affairs made him
uniquely valuable to Crawford. We are grateful for his long tenure of dedicated
service and many contributions to the success of our company."
Wood is chairman, president and chief executive officer of SunTrust Bank,
Atlanta/Georgia Division, and serves as a director of the Southern Company. He
has also served as a director with Georgia Power Company and Oxford Industries,
Inc. Wood's civic responsibilities have included service with the Sartain Lanier
Foundation, Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Piedmont Healthcare System, The Jesse
Parker Williams Foundation, and Rotary Club of Atlanta. During his career Wood
has chaired the Metro Atlanta United Way Campaign, served as a Trustee of Agnes
Scott College and is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta.
"It would be difficult to overstate the effect of Jenner's efforts as a long-
time member of Crawford's Board of Directors," said Charles H. Ogburn, non-
executive chairman of Crawford & Company's Board of Directors. "During his term
Crawford expanded its international operations, increased its revenues and added
a number of new products and services, and Jenner's experienced counsel helped
guide the company's strategic decisions during this critical period. We wish him
well with his many other corporate and civic activities."
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the
world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk
management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an
expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford
System of Claims Solutions(®) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services,
business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines
including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims
and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's
shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.
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