Crane Agency’s strategic vision for the future is growth. We are dedicated to supporting our existing Producers and expanding our geographical footprint throughout the Midwest. As Chief Growth Officer, Dave Linhardt is responsible for seeking new growth opportunities by identifying reputable insurance agencies to join Crane, recruiting brokers who fit our entrepreneurial model and seeking other growth opportunities that will continue to increase our brand. In addition, Dave will be responsible for mentoring our newest Producers and providing sales support that will leverage our production teams to be the best in the industry. He will also help develop and support carrier relationships for our offices outside of St. Louis, as well as oversee Crane’s expansion into the Kansas City marketplace.
Dave brings more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry to his current position. Prior to joining Crane, he held the title of Regional Insurance President for Regions Insurance, an affiliate of Regions Bank. During his time at Regions, Dave led insurance operations in Arkansas and Texas that included managing 7 offices totaling $30 Million in revenue. Before joining Regions Insurance, Dave was Regional Vice President with Hartford and CNA. He was also Regional Director at Travelers. During his time with each carrier, Dave helped cultivate talented groups of sales and underwriting professionals with one goal in mind – achieving profitable growth in a positive and rewarding culture that promotes teamwork and accountability.