Crump Names New President

Roseland-based Crump Life Insurance Services has announced that, effective July 1, Rob Carney will be promoted to president, replacing Brian Winikoff who will be leaving the company to pursue another opportunity. Carney will report to John Howard, who is chairman and CEO of Crump’s parent company, BB&T Insurance Holdings Inc.

“In his 11 years with Crump, Rob has managed almost every area of the business including Institutional Sales Leadership, Business Development, Carrier Relations, Solution Centers, Marketing, Advanced Markets, Underwriting, Technology, and Tellus. Having been a longstanding and respected member of our senior leadership team, he is well prepared for this next step,” Howard said.

“I look forward to working with the strong team Brian has developed here at Crump and building on our momentum in the marketplace. Our outstanding associates, supported by our carrier partners, will allow us to achieve our goals of delivering exceptional service and products to our clients,” Carney explained.

“I would like to thank Brian for his leadership and contributions to the Crump organization and wish him continued success in his new role,” Howard added. “I have tremendous confidence in the entire Crump leadership team and their ability to continue to drive growth in the industry. Collectively, we want to reinforce our unwavering, ongoing commitment to our strategy, our associates and our clients.”

Prior to joining Crump in 2004, Carney worked for a major northeast life insurance carrier in a variety of roles with increasing leadership responsibilities. These roles included marketing, strategic planning and analysis, and internal consulting for several lines of business. Before entering the financial services industry, he held several sales and marketing positions at a major telecom provider. A graduate of Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, he earned his MBA from Seton Hall University. A New Jersey native, Carney lives in Basking Ridge, N.J., with his wife and four children.

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