Hunt Valley, MD (PRWEB) February 12, 2014
Crawford Advisors, LLC, one of the nation's largest full-service benefits consulting and brokerage firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason M. Kurtz as managing director and Candy Ruggieri as senior account manager.
Kurtz joins Crawford Advisors with 16 years of experience in human resources consulting and the insurance business. As managing director, he will focus on helping client companies strategize and implement five-year plans encompassing compliance, education, communication, account management, benefits administration, technology, carrier negotiations, employee advocacy, COBRA and flexible spending accounts. Kurtz previously held positions with payroll services provider ADP, insurance intermediary Brown & Brown, and benefits consulting agency Corporate Synergies.
Ruggieri, certified as a regional health underwriter (RHU) and group benefits associate (GBA), has been named a Crawford Advisors senior account manager. She has managed benefits for large public-sector clients and for many large national engineering firms. Most recently, Ruggieri was a consultant for the Employee Benefits Division of broker and benefits consultant Conner Strong & Buckelew. Earlier, she was a manager with Wachovia Insurance Services, a director at Corporate Synergies Group, human resources director at the Parker McCAy law firm and benefits manager at the Decert law firm.
“We are pleased to offer our clients the exceptional benefits consulting skills that Jason and Candy bring to Crawford Advisors,” said Managing Member Reagan Crawford. “Their deep understanding and distinctive perspectives on benefits programs and on a wide range of business sectors will significantly support the advancement of our program strategies.”
Crawford Advisors is a company of experts from all areas of the benefits industry, each of whom offers a distinctive set of skills, knowledge and perspectives.
Crawford Advisors is one of the nation's largest and best-equipped full-service benefits consulting and brokerage firms. The firm has invested heavily in technology to ensure its expert team can provide sophisticated solutions and comprehensive services to furnish the best value for each company’s health and welfare benefits. Please call 800-451-8519 or visit http://www.crawfordadvisors.com.