Jim Williford

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that risk management and insurance professional Jim Williford has joined the firm’s National Energy Construction Practice as a Business Development Manager.

Williford will be based in EPIC’s Birmingham, Ala. office and report to Crawford McInnis, Managing Principal of EPIC’s National Energy Construction Practice.

An industry veteran whose career spans more than 25 years, Williford joins EPIC from HRA Risk Services, LLC in Birmingham, where he specialized in strategic risk analysis and consulting, developing corporate risk management programs, the design and management of corporate insurance programs, project specific programs including wrap-ups, and a range of other related risk advisory and consulting solutions for large general contractors as well as other construction related clients.

Prior to this Williford spent nearly 19 years with broker McGriff, Seibels & Williams where he also provided comprehensive risk management and insurance solutions and was responsible for new business development and client satisfaction and retention. He began his insurance career as an underwriter, and later a commercial marketing representative, with Aetna.

“We are very excited to have a broker of Jim’s caliber join our National Energy Construction team,” said Crawford McInnis. “His background and experience, risk management expertise and strong consulting skills will materially contribute to our growth plans and the service excellence we deliver daily to our EPIC clients.”

As one of the nation’s fastest growing private insurance brokerage firms, EPIC has been on an aggressive national growth trajectory, successfully competing against the large, institutional brokers with an entrepreneurial, client-focused business model. Since The Carlyle Group became the firm’s major investment partner in December 2013, EPIC has added multiple locations and new team members across the country, growing revenues from roughly $80 million to estimated run rate revenues of almost $250 million – a 212 percent increase.

Williford is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Marketing Management.

Jim Williford can be reached at:
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants
2901 2nd Avenue South, Suite 200, Birmingham, AL 35233
jim.williford [at]
205-581-3346 – office.

About EPIC:
EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a “Best Place to Work” in multiple regions and as a “Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry” nationally.

EPIC now has more than 850 team members operating from offices across the U.S., providing Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 13,000 clients.

With more than $200 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Supported by the Carlyle Group, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

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