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McGriff opens new office in economically vibrant Mobile

August 17, 2023

MOBILE, Ala. – McGriff today said it has opened a new office in downtown Mobile, heart of the rapidly expanding South Alabama region. It will be anchored by Greg Wells, a senior vice president along with employee benefits producer Carter Drane. Like other McGriff offices, this location will provide, property and casualty insurance, surety, and employee benefits solutions to clients in the region.

Located in the city’s Commerce Building, the office will be staffed with risk management experts in the Gulf Coast’s fastest growing industries, including marine, construction, transportation, healthcare, and manufacturing. The office will work closely with McGriff offices in Birmingham, New Orleans, and Houston.

“As the economic engine of southwest Alabama, Mobile’s location is ideal, close to the Port of Alabama, Brookley Field, and an extensive rail network,” said Robert Drew, president of McGriff’s Birmingham-based South Region. “McGriff’s insurance, employee benefits and surety operations are well positioned support businesses operating in and around Mobile Our international trading partners also offer us a unique advantage in supporting overseas businesses operating in Mobile and surrounding areas.”

Along with locations in Birmingham and Troy, the Mobile office will be the company’s third in Alabama, the state where McGriff predecessor McGriff, Seibels & Williams was founded in 1886.

McGriff plans to hire seven insurance and risk management professionals in the Mobile area as part of its expansion. “We’re very excited to have a local presence to support our existing clients in and around the Mobile area and look forward to continued growth,” Wells said.

Wells joined McGriff in 2022 with more than 12 years of experience with international insurance brokerage firms, with a primary focus in marine, construction, and property and casualty risks. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and business management from the University of Alabama.

The office is located at 118 N. Royal St., Suite 606. Wells can be reached at 251-604-0039.

About McGriff

A subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings, LLC, McGriff Insurance Services, LLC is a full-service insurance broker providing risk management and insurance solutions to clients across the United States. The firm’s coverages include commercial property and casualty, corporate bonding and surety services, cyber, management liability, captives, alternative risk transfer programs, small business, employee benefits, title insurance, personal lines, and life and health. For more information, please visit 

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