AUSTIN, Texas, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) announced Peter Cross has joined the agency as new Chief Executive Officer. CAA continues to seek out like-mind, growth-focused independent agencies in the central region of the country, including Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. CAA places a high commodity on integrity, well-operated business models, profitability and synergy with its current 53 members.
"With accelerated expansion on the horizon for CAA into new regions and states, we at CAA are thrilled to have Peter at the helm. With his strategic and operations expertise, we look forward to improved performance and new partnerships that will benefit our major stakeholders, and most importantly our customers," said Roger Luttrell, CIC, CAA chairman and president of Benton Luttrell Company, headquartered in Van Alstyne, Texas.
"CAA has a unique value proposition for current members and new members. While our model is generally lumped together with insurance aggregators in the industry, we are much more than just a group that bundles our book of business to access profit-sharing. We have joined forces to cultivate a culture of knowledge sharing of best practices, and demonstrate as a group to our stakeholders -- our carrier partners and clients -- that together we bring better services and more to the table than we do broken up," said Peter Cross, CAA's new CEO.
Peter Cross, CPCU, CIC, ARM, who has more than 25 years of experience seeking to manage risks for clients related to their operations plus strategic projects related to improved management, will report directly to CAA's board. Before joining CAA, he served as managing director at ARM Risk Solutions, a division of Actuarial Risk Management—an independent member of the BDO USA Alliance directly serving companies across a broad range of industries.
Prior to his leadership at ARM Risk Solutions, Peter was a managing member and senior risk consultant at an independent insurance and risk management practice for more than a decade which he owned and operated. In this role, Peter served his clients with a focus on the middle market with many of the CAA carrier partners in numerous states.
Peter, his wife and their 3 children live in Austin, Texas where his passion for cycling is a perfect fit for this triathlon-friendly city. Peter's drive doesn't end with helping companies reach that next level, he is also a multiple Ironman finisher.
About Combined Agents of America, LLC
Founded in 1997, Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) is based in Austin, Texas, and is comprised of 53 independent insurance agencies located throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. By funneling the agencies' combined premiums, CAA brings larger volume commitments to insurance companies, while empowering its members to realize greater benefits from insurance companies, vendor discounts and other incentives. In 2015, CAA generated more than $763 million in property and casualty premiums, and currently works with 18 of the largest insurance companies in the nation. CAA is ranked #6 on Insurance Journal's Top 20 list of largest agency partnerships in the nation for 2015. All CAA member agencies remain independent and are recognized by insurance companies as a key component to their future growth and goal commitments. Additional information is available at www.combinedagents.com.
CAA member agencies include: Aars & Nelson Insurance Agency, Barnard Insurance Agency, Bartlett, Baggett & Shands, Benchmark Insurance Group, Benton Luttrell Company, Bigham-Kliewer-Chapman-Watts Insurance Agency, Bibby Brilling & Associates LLP, BRIA Insurance & Risk Consultants, Bosworth & Associates, Bryan Insurance Agency Ltd., Brownrigg Insurance Agency Inc., Cravens Warren & Co., Crockett Insurance Service, DFB Insurance Group LLC, Ed Berrong Insurance Agency, Ed Weeren Insurance Agency Inc., EFGI Insurance & Bonds LLC, Elliott Insurance Group, Evans-Ewan & Brady Insurance Agency Inc., First Insurance Services, First Texas Insurance Services LLC, Fouts, Davidson, Burks Agency LLC, Fuqua Ruth Typer Insurance, Henry Norris Insurance Agency, Inc., Garrett Insurance Agency, Inc., GBS Insurance Agency Inc., Grona Boles Martin & Bloxsom Insurance, Hill County Insurance Agency, Hutcherson Insurance Group, ICI Insurance, Insurance Net Inc., JHC Insurance Agency Inc., J. S. Edwards & Sherlock Insurance Agency, Keller-Leopold Insurance, Inc , McCorkle Commercial Insurance Agency, Mr. Insurance Agency, Inc., NTX Insurance Group, Inc., Pierson-Fendley Insurance Agency, LLC, Pinnacle Insurance Group Inc., Porter Insurance Agency Inc., Purifoy Insurance Agency, LTD, SBS Insurance, The Shropshire Agency Inc., Siegeler Insurance Agency, Inc., Southern Star Insurance, Strong's Insurance Inc., United Agency, Walthall-Sachse & Pipes, Inc., The Weatherby-Eisenrich Inc., Wellmann Insurance Agency, Inc., Western Insurance Agency, Whorton Insurance Services, and Wood-Dulohery Insurance, Inc.