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McGriff taps Thames to lead Charlotte

August 22, 2022

McGriff announced today that it has named Arkansas Area Executive Will Thames to lead its Charlotte, N.C. area operations. The Truist-owned insurance subsidiary has identified Charlotte as an emerging flagship insurance operation. As area managing executive of Charlotte, Thames has been tasked with developing McGriff’s presence in the rapidly growing metro area.

“Charlotte is a critical market for McGriff, Truist Insurance Holdings, and Truist as a whole, and Will is the right person to lead this effort,” said Wes Dasher, president of McGriff’s Mid-Atlantic Region. “He has done an outstanding job in bringing in new talent, developing existing talent, and leading the state of Arkansas, which is the top area in our Mid-Atlantic Region for new business growth. We are fully confident in his ability to lead and grow our operations in Charlotte, a very important market for us.”

Thames assumes his new role in Charlotte effective Sept. 1.

About McGriff

A subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings, McGriff 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 and alternative risk transfer programs, small business, employee benefits, title insurance, personal lines, and life and health. 

About Truist Insurance Holdings

Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc.(opens in a new tab), the sixth largest insurance broker in the U.S., and seventh largest in the world, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Truist Bank. Truist Insurance Holdings operates more than 250 offices through its subsidiaries: McGriff Insurance Services, Inc.; CRC Insurance Services, Inc.; Crump Life Insurance Services, Inc.; AmRisc, LLC; and its Premium Finance companies (AFCO Credit Corporation, Prime Rate Premium Finance Corporation, Inc., and CAFO Inc.).

Insurance products and services offered through McGriff Insurance Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc., are not a deposit, not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by a bank, not insured by any federal government agency and may go down in value.

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