Crystal & Company Expands National Footprint With New Office in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

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DALLAS, April 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crystal & Company, one of the world's leading strategic risk and insurance advisors, is pleased to announce the company's Private Client Services group is expanding to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Recently recognized as the "Best High-Net-Worth Insurance Broker" by Private Asset Management (PAM) magazine, and "Best Insurance Solution" by Family Wealth Report for 2014, the Private Client Services team has grown rapidly over the last five years, particularly in the Texas marketplace. This new office will allow Crystal & Company to better provide sophisticated risk management and wealth protection advice to new and existing clients based in the region.

The firm is proud to welcome Krista Tankersley, managing director for the Private Client Services group, to lead the team in the new location. Krista has over 20 years of experience as a licensed broker focusing primarily on personal insurance. Prior to joining Crystal & Company, she was the Vice President of NFP, formerly Lane McVicker, opening their first Dallas office. Before that, she served for 11 years as Founding Shareholder and Executive Vice President of MarketScout.

"The robust and diverse Dallas economy makes it a natural next step in Crystal & Company's geographic expansion strategy. We are proud to be associated with some of the leading individuals, families and businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area," said Charles Williamson, Executive Vice President of Crystal & Company.

A full service brokerage firm, Crystal & Company places over $1B of premium annually into the global insurance market, addressing clients' risk management, insurance brokerage, and employee benefit needs.

"We look forward to bringing our full suite of capabilities to Dallas over the coming months," said Williamson.

About Crystal & Company

Crystal & Company is one of the world's leading strategic risk and insurance advisors, serving the full range of clients' risk management, insurance brokerage, and employee benefits consulting needs. A national firm serving a global clientele, Crystal & Company is headquartered in New York, with 10 offices across the United States. Crystal & Company is a proud equity owner of BrokersLink, a global alliance of leading independent insurance brokerages. The firm is comprised of more than 400 talented individuals distinguished by their technical expertise and industry-specific knowledge, united by their common passion for serving their clients. Established in 1933, the company has sustained its independence through 80 years and three generations of Crystal family ownership and management. For more information, visit

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