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Crystal & Company Appoints Lou Roca Executive Managing Director

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NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crystal & Company, a leading strategic risk and insurance advisor, has named Lou Roca as Executive Managing Director and head of Commercial Insurance Services. In this role he will be responsible for the growth and the development of the business unit, defining and executing the unit's expansion strategy, leading its execution, and managing all property & casualty operations.

Jamie Crystal, Executive Vice President stated, "Crystal & Company is thrilled to have Lou on board. I am confident he will be an exceptional leader for our commercial teams. His business acumen, experience and passion for client service will enable us to continue to expand our strategic risk advisory, risk management and insurance brokerage services."

Mr. Roca brings more than 29 years of brokerage experience to his new role. He most recently served as Managing Director and Area President of Arthur J. Gallagher, formerly The Treiber Group for the past 13 years. In that capacity, he led the company's Long island operations, directing the development and execution of growth and retention strategies, employee performance and development, recruitment and staffing, and overall sales management.

Previously, Mr. Roca has served as Senior Vice President at Aon, leading the middle market practice for Long Island and Assistant Vice President at Marsh & McLennan. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Business from SUNY Oswego.

About Crystal & Company

Crystal & Company (www.crystalco.com) is a leading strategic risk and insurance advisor, addressing clients' risk management, insurance brokerage, and employee benefits consulting needs. The firm is comprised of more than 400 professionals, distinguished by their technical expertise and industry-specific knowledge, driven by their passion for client service. A national firm, placing over $1 billion in premiums annually in the global insurance marketplace, Crystal & Company is headquartered in New York with 10 regional offices throughout the country. Established in 1933, the company has sustained its independence through 80 years and three generations of Crystal family ownership and management.

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