According to a press release, Crawford & Company has named Larry C. Thomas to the new position of chief executive officer of Contractor Connection. Thomas previously served as president for Contractor Connection, which provides insurers with an efficient, high-quality managed repair vendor network for residential and commercial property claims programs and has more than 4,500 members operating in the United States and Canada.

In his new role Thomas is responsible for the management, operations, and strategic direction of Contractor Connection, including focusing on improving quality assurance for the insurance carrier clients and enhancing business opportunities for their contractor business partners.

“Larry Thomas’ deep management experience, dedication to quality, and success at growing his business make him the natural choice for CEO,” said Frawley. “For more than a dozen years Larry has worked to make Contractor Connection a leader in its field, and his new position reflects the strength of his accomplishments during that time. We congratulate him and look forward to his continued success.”

Thomas has been president of Crawford Contractor Connection since 1999. He started his career in 1983 with Crawford as a multi-line adjuster in the property/casualty area. Other positions he has held with the company include branch supervisor, unit manager, and various branch manager positions as well as regional vice president for Crawford's Western Region.

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