Jennifer Keough Named a 2015 Woman Worth Watching

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GCG COO honored by Profiles in Diversity Journal

I want to do the work, to learn the new skill, to push beyond what I did last time...- Jennifer Keough

The Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG), the country’s leading provider of legal administration services, is proud to announce that Jennifer Keough, the company’s chief operating officer and executive vice president, has been named a 2015 Woman Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal.

“This is our 13th year of producing our annual Women Worth Watching issue,” said James R. Rector, the founder, CEO & Publisher of Profiles in Diversity Journal. “Each year, we have been humbled by the achievements of the women we profile and inspired by the message they send to the next generation of achievers. We have also been proud to provide an award with such meaningful impact on the movement for gender equity in workforce leadership.” The 160 winners for 2015 represent corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits from across North America and Europe. Notably, since the Award’s inception in 2002, Women Worth Watching has featured nine women who have since assumed the role of CEO in Fortune 1000 organizations.

“Jennifer’s contributions to GCG have been immeasurable,” said David Isaac, GCG’s CEO. “She meets every challenge head on, and her commitment to excellence and client service is an example to all of us. I am very proud – and not at all surprised -- that she has been named a woman worth watching.”

Keough joined GCG in 2003 as a vice president and managing director of the company’s Seattle office, which she grew from three employees to more than 300 today. GCG’s Seattle office, a 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art LEED certified facility, now serves as the company’s West Coast Headquarters. Keough oversees all operations for GCG nationwide and also manages its Midwest Call & Processing Center in Ohio, its Chicago office and its Louisiana operations center. She has been integral to the company’s handling of hundreds of projects, including the General Motors Ignition Switch Defect Litigation, the $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Facility, the $7.8 billion Deepwater Horizon Settlement Program, the $3.4 billion American Indian Trust settlement program – the largest ever settlement with the United States government – and the Engle v. RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. trust administration.

“We at GCG have been watching Jennifer for more than a decade – and trying to keep up with her!” said Neil Zola, President of GCG. “She sets the bar for GCG, whether its business development, program design, project execution, or management. I couldn’t be more pleased by this recognition for her.”

“It’s really an honor to be included among this group of remarkable women, including representatives from many of GCG’s clients, who have had such an impact on their companies and their industries,” said Keough. “GCG is a great company with wonderful employees, each of whom contributes to its overall success.”

About The Garden City Group, Inc. (GCG)
GCG (http://www.gcginc.com) is the recognized leader in legal administration services for class action settlements, bankruptcy proceedings, mass tort matters, regulatory administrations, and legal noticing programs, with more than 1,000 employees in offices coast-to-coast. For five years in a row GCG has been the highest ranked bankruptcy claims agent in the New York Law Journal survey of “Best Claims Administrators”. The firm has been engaged in many high-profile distribution matters, including the General Motors bankruptcy, the $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Facility and the $7.8 billion Deepwater Horizon Economic Property Damages Settlement, the $6.15 billion WorldCom settlement, the $3.4 billion Native American Trust Settlement and the $3.05 billion VisaCheck/MasterMoney Antitrust settlement.

About Crawford
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (http://www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self‐insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford Solution℠ offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company’s shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.

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