With 35 + years in the insurance industry, Butch joined the agency as a shareholder when he moved his agency to The Charles L. Crane Agency in November 2005. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the agency as an Executive Vice President. Prior to joining the Crane Agency, Butch was the owner of ISU/Corporate Insurance Management.
Butch is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree. Butch was a band director for 2 years prior to beginning his insurance career in 1977 as an agent for Miller’s Mutual Insurance in Cape Girardeau, MO. In 1984, he became a sales manager for Miller’s. Butch joined ISU/Corporate Insurance Management in 1987.
Butch has been active in the insurance industry for many years. He taught CPCU (Charter Property & Casualty Underwriter) classes for a number of years for St. Louis Community College. He has served the St. Louis Association of Insurance Agents (STLIA) as a Director as well as progressing through the Chairs to serve as President of the organization. He has served the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) as a Director, progressed through the Chairs to serve as the President as well as served on numerous committees. He served on MAIA’s Past President’s Committee. He serves on the Missouri Employers Mutual advisory council.
Butch is an active member of Windsor Crossing Community Church and their motorcycle ministry, The Crossing Riders. Butch is married and has two sons. His son Ben is married and lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and son, Amy and Hudson. His son Dave is in the insurance industry and works with Butch at the Crane Agency. Dave has one son, Logan.