Regions Insurance today announced it has established a new office in Columbia, S.C. and hired tenured insurance executive Frank Norris to lead the office, its first in the state of South Carolina.
Norris and his team join Regions Insurance from Frank B. Norris and Co., a Columbia-based insurance and risk management brokerage. Specialties include residential homebuilders and trade contractors. The team also brings expertise in property, especially the unique needs of East Coast and Caribbean resorts.
The Columbia office is the first Regions Insurance office located in South Carolina and the third significant addition to Regions Insurance over the past six months as part of the firm’s efforts to expand its coverage and capabilities throughout the Southeast. In November Regions Insurance opened its first office in Atlanta, Ga., serving clients throughout the state. In January Regions Insurance expanded its employee benefits practice in Memphis, Tenn.
“We are excited to continue to extend the geographic presence of Regions Insurance with the addition of Frank and his experienced team,” said Curren Coco, president and CEO of Regions Insurance Group. “This outstanding group has a great depth of experience in commercial property casualty business with a particular focus on construction and property management companies. They have deep roots in the South Carolina community and are uniquely positioned to meet the insurance needs of local companies.”Norris, a 40-year insurance industry veteran and Certified Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) founded Frank B. Norris & Co. in 1984. Norris is active with home builders associations on the state and local levels and currently serves on the South Carolina Building Codes Council. He also serves on the board of the Sharing Precious Memories Foundation, a non-profit organization that grants travel wishes to children and families with serious medical conditions. Norris is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
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