Jim has been in the insurance business since 1978. He has specialized in Commercial Insurance Risk Management. His mission is to help businesses grow through effective risk management strategies. Jim earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters designation, CPCU, in 1986. He is a principal in Arroyo Insurance Services and was its first president in 1986. Jim began his insurance career at the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company in 1978. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing and International Management from the University of Southern California.
Jim is one of the founding members of Arroyo Insurance Services since its inception. He began his career in San Francisco as an Underwriter Trainee with Crum & Forster in 1975. Jim worked with his father Albert C. Simonds in his agency until Jim purchased the business in 1992. Jim is well versed both in Employee Benefits and Property and Casualty. Jim has developed specific Risk Management services for healthcare companies and has worked with a number of the new emerging healthcare/bio technology companies both within and outside of California. He holds multiple insurance designations, both the CIRS (Construction Insurance Risk Specialist) and CHRS (Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist), along with a Bachelor’s degree. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Los Angeles Rotary Club Foundation and is an active Board Member of the Catalina Island Conservancy “Marineros”.
After graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in Insurance, Jeff began his career with Farmers Insurance. He then worked for Northwestern Mutual as a life insurance agent. Jeff joined Cedric Scott & Sons Insurance Brokers in 1981 as a fully licensed agent. In 1996, Cedric Scott & Sons joined Arroyo Insurance and became a principal at the firm. Over his tenure at Arroyo Insurance, Jeff has served as President and has held various positions on the board of directors. Jeff was on the San Marino Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors for many years and was their president for two terms. He is also a parent leader with the Boy Scouts of America. Jeff currently lives in Glendora, California with his wife and five children. He enjoys spending his summers in Lake Arrowhead and loves camping and hiking.
Craig started his insurance career with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in 1984, where he was a Business Sales Representative and Resident Manager. In 1989, he joined James Econn and Co, and later from 1991 to 2005 he was a Producer and Partner at Dodge, Warren & Peters Insurance Services in Torrance. In 2005, Craig joined Arroyo and is currently the President of Craig Tom Insurance Services, Inc. in Arcadia. Craig services clients in the manufacturing, distribution/wholesale, restaurant, real estate and service industries. Craig graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Finance from California State University, Los Angeles in 1982. Craig is married, has three sons and resides in Arcadia.
Taylor is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified Authority on Workers Compensation (CAWC), and a Licensed Property Casualty Broker. He became affiliated with Arroyo Insurance in 2016 as a Vice President and Producer. Taylor specializes in all Commercial Insurance coverages for Middle Market accounts ranging from $500K to $100M in sales with 10 to 500 employees. His business activities include sales, operations, and customer service.
Taylor has been in the insurance business since 2008. Taylor’s industry niches include manufacturing, food processing, retail, real estate, education, professional services, non-profits, professional services, distributors, construction, and farm/ranch. Taylor graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Taylor’s interests include cooking, sports, and volunteering for the IICF, IIABCal, and Pasadena Tournament of Roses.
Nick joined Arroyo Insurance Services in 2008 and became a producer in 2012. He currently serves as a commercial lines broker who specializes in crafting insurance programs for the hospitality, transportation, and manufacturing industries. Nick began his insurance career at the youthful age of 18, acting as a fully licensed customer service representative for personal lines clients. Upon completion of college, he transitioned into the commercial lines side of the business. His attention to detail and superior client service make him a valuable member of the Arroyo team. A native to the Los Angeles Area, Nick is an Eagle Scout and a board member of the Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce. Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University San Marcos.
When dealing with complicated insurance and risk management issues, nothing beats the wisdom that experience creates. Arroyo Insurance Services welcome the opportunity to discuss your insurance challenges and to put into place solution that help protect your assets and property, reduce costs and drive profits.
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