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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property & casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Andy D’Entremont has joined Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long as a principal in Birmingham, Ala.

D’Entremont previously worked with McInnis, Tanner and Long at another Birmingham broker, as part of a specialty risk management team serving large, complex construction, energy and distribution companies across the country.

“Andy’s addition is an exciting way to further build EPIC’s Birmingham-based energy construction team,” said Jeff McCart, President of EPIC’s Southeast Region. “Crawford, Brian, Wilson and Andy will provide important service and support to a number of key industries we work with, both locally and nationally.”

Since The Carlyle Group became the firm’s major investment partner in December 2013, EPIC has completed eight strategic acquisitions/purchases, adding more than 300 employees in 14 new locations across the United States.

Said Derek Thomas, EPIC’s Chief Strategy Officer, “The new EPIC Birmingham team strengthens EPIC’s national platform serving contractors, energy companies and oil and gas distribution contractors. In turn, their clients will benefit significantly from the capabilities and resources of our Specialty Practice and Program Group and the entire EPIC organization.”

Added Crawford McInnis, “We are now part of a highly regarded national broker, with experienced, successful leadership; top professionals in multiple disciplines; a strong capital position; and extensive insurance company relationships. All of which will let us deliver even greater value to our current and future clients. We couldn’t be more excited to be a foundation of EPIC’s growth in Birmingham and further expansion across the country.”

Crawford, Brian, Wilson and Andy can be contacted at:
Crawford McInnis: 205-914-8100.
Brian Tanner: 205-807-2484.
Wilson Long: 205-223-3358.
Andy D’Entremont: 205-703-3126.

Other experienced insurance professionals across the country who are interested in joining EPIC should contact Derek Thomas ( / 415-356-3959) or visit the careers page on the EPIC website: .

About EPIC:

Headquartered in San Francisco, EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has nationwide presence with a depth of industry expertise across key lines of insurance, including commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, unique specialty program insurance, and private client services.

Since its founding in 2007, EPIC has grown revenue from $5 million to $160 million through both organic growth and strategic acquisitions, and remains a fixture on the insurance industry’s “Best Places to Work” lists. Its strategic partners include private equity firms The Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital.

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