EPIC adds key team members in Birmingham, Alabama

Rapidly growing insurance brokerage further expands National Energy Construction Practice

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property & casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Aimee Sapp, Kelly Chapple, Heather Perdue and Mark McInnis have all joined Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner, Wilson Long and Andy D'Entremont as part of EPIC's Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice. The group is a specialty risk management team serving large, complex construction, energy and distribution companies across the country.

"This core group of eight top professional has very successfully served Energy Construction clients for many years and it's exciting to have them continue their work together as part of the EPIC family," said Derek Thomas, EPIC Chief Strategy Officer and co-leader of EPIC's Specialty Practices and Program Group.

Birmingham managing principal Crawford McInnis noted, "We are now part of a highly regarded national broker, with experienced, successful leadership; top professionals in multiple disciplines; a strong capital position; and extensive insurance company relationships. All of which allows us to deliver even greater value to our clients. We couldn't be more excited to have Aimee, Kelly, Heather and Mark join what we are building in Birmingham and across the country."

Since The Carlyle Group became the EPIC's major investment partner in December 2013, the firm has completed eight strategic acquisitions/purchases, adding nearly 400 employees in 14 new locations across the United States.

Added EPIC's Thomas, "The Birmingham team strengthens EPIC's national platform serving contractors, energy companies and oil and gas distribution contractors. In turn, their clients will benefit significantly from the capabilities and resources of our Specialty Practice and Program Group and the entire EPIC organization."

Other experienced insurance professionals across the country who are interested in joining EPIC should contact Derek Thomas ( / 415-356-3959) or visit the careers page on the EPIC website:

Crawford McInnis can be contacted at: 205-914-8100 or

About EPIC:
Headquartered in San Francisco, EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has nationwide presence with a depth of industry expertise across key lines of insurance, including commercial property and casualty, employee benefits, unique specialty program insurance, and private client services. Since its founding in 2007, EPIC has grown revenue from $5 million to $160 million through both organic growth and strategic acquisitions, and remains a fixture on the insurance industry's "Best Places to Work" lists. Its strategic partners include private equity firms The Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital.

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*PHOTO Caption: From Left to Right - Brian Tanner, Heather Perdue, Wilson Long, Kelly Chapple, Crawford McInnis, Aimee Sapp, Andy D'Entremont, Mark McInnis.

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