GCG℠ Diversity & Inclusion VP Promotes Mentoring

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Shandarese Garr Delivers Keynote Speech at Connecticut Black Nurses Association’s Scholarship Luncheon

Garden City Group℠, LLC (GCG), a leading provider of legal administration services, announces that Shandarese Garr, vice president of Diversity & Inclusion, presented the keynote address at the Northern Connecticut Black Nurses Association’s (NCBNA) Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Sept. 19, 2015. A long-time advocate of workplace mentorship, Garr shared her perspective as both a mentor and mentee during her 25-year career at GCG, while highlighting the ways mentoring contributes to the long-term success of companies, organizations and communities.

“Ms. Garr’s mentorship expertise aligns with the focus of the mentoring programs we provide for high school and college nursing students,” said NCBNA Vice President Florence Johnson. “We appreciate the opportunity to learn from her real-life experience at Garden City Group, and to further our dialogue to encourage our members’ involvement in workplace and community mentorship initiatives.”

NCBNA’s mission is to provide a forum to facilitate the collective action by black nurses to advocate for, and educate about, the health care needs of underrepresented populations; and to implement strategies that reduce health disparities and inequities. NCBNA is part of the National Black Nurses Association, which was founded in 1971 and represents 150,000 African American registered, student and retired nursing professionals in the United States, Eastern Caribbean, and Africa; and has 79 chartered chapters in 34 states.

“I am quite honored to share my experience with NCBNA, and am pleased to collaborate with such an inspiring group of professionals,” said Garr. “GCG’s support and encouragement of mentorship has helped me and so many others reach our potential, and I am dedicated to paying that forward so that our companies and communities can all benefit.”

Garr was profiled in the March/April 2015 issue of Inspirational Woman Magazine in an article that provides an in-depth look at the impact mentoring has had on her career, and the ways in which mentoring contributes to the overall success of GCG. As the head of GCG’s Diversity & Inclusion program, she is responsible for the development and implementation of programs to promote the importance of diversity, inclusion, cultural awareness, mentorship and community involvement.

About Garden City Group, LLC (GCG)
GCG (http://www.gardencitygroup.com) is the recognized leader in legal administration services for class action settlements and other claims administration, bankruptcy cases and legal noticing programs, with about 1,000 employees in offices coast-to-coast. The firm has been engaged in many high-profile distribution matters, including the General Motors bankruptcy, the $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Facility, 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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Christi Cannon
GCG (Garden City Group, LLC)
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