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Crystal & Company Continues to Expand Presence in California With Four Strategic Appointments

NEW YORK, March 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crystal & Company, a leading strategic risk and insurance advisor, has bolstered its dynamic growth in California with the appointments of four industry specialists in its Los Angeles office.

Jeffrey Breskin joined Crystal & Company as a Director within the Claims & Risk Control department. He specializes in handling workers' compensation claims and risk control for Fortune 500 companies. Jeffrey brings more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry to his new role.

Cecille Feliciano has been appointed a Managing Director and leads the Employee Benefits Services team in the region. She specializes in group benefits and has served the industry for over 24 years.

Rose Nordbrock, who has been named Executive Director, specializes in workers' compensation for high risk clients, as well as all lines of property and casualty. Rose has more than 25 years of experience working in the insurance industry.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Kelly Peterson joins the Los Angeles office as an Executive Director specializing in the nonprofit sector. Kelly is the co-founder of the Orange County Nonprofit Management Forum.

Shawn Ram, Executive Managing Director and Western Region Leader for Crystal & Company, stated, "Building on Crystal & Company's 20 plus year history in California, these four appointments demonstrate our commitment to serving clients in the region. We're making an investment in local talent in a variety of areas, including expertise in employee benefits, claims management, risk control, workers' compensation, hospitality, technology, and the nonprofit sector."

"Our aggressive growth in California has formed a full service regional office offering a deep understanding of the marketplace," said Charles Williamson, Executive Vice President of Crystal & Company. "We're pleased to have a robust Los Angeles office aligned with our culture that also appreciates all the nuances of local business."

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

About Crystal & Company

Crystal & Company 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, each distinguished by their technical expertise and industry-specific knowledge, and driven by their passion for client service. Crystal & Company is headquartered in New York with 10 regional offices throughout the country, placing over $1 billion in premiums annually in the global insurance marketplace. Established in 1933, the company has sustained its independence through 80 years and three generations of Crystal family ownership and management.

Crystal & Company is a member of Brokerslink, a global alliance of leading independent insurance brokerages spanning more than 80 countries and 300 cities across the world. Visit, www.crystalco.com

CONTACT: Media Contact: Marisha Chinsky Makovsky 212-508-9654 mchinsky@makovsky.com

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