Ron Helveston, CRC Group
CEO, commercial solutions
Ron Helveston began his insurance career in 1976, and he hasn’t looked back since. “I have been fortunate to work in the insurance industry for over 40 years,” he says. “I have made great friends all across the country with so many people. I consider myself blessed to go to work for a company that I love and do work that I enjoy.”
Helveston graduated from the University of Alabama in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and started out as a casualty underwriter with Employers Insurance of Wausau in Atlanta. In 1978, he accepted a position with Interstate Fire & Casualty as an E&S underwriter. Two years later, Bellefonte Reinsurance hired him as casualty manager, and he was later promoted to Atlanta branch manager and vice president.
In 1984, Helveston was asked to partner with CRC Insurance Services to open a branch office in Mobile, Alabama. Five years later, he moved to Birmingham, where he currently serves as CEO of the brokerage division at CRC Group, a brokerage that specializes in hard-to-place property & casualty business. Helveston received his CPCU designation in 1983 and is past president of the Mobile chapter of CPCU and a current member of the Birmingham chapter.