The designation of Certified Risk Manager (CRM) has been conferred on Steve Pardue, Commercial Insurance Advisor for Countybanc Insurance, following his successful completion of a rigorous risk management education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Risk Managers. This accomplishment was affirmed by the President of the Society of CRM, Dr. William T. Hold, Ph.D., CIC, CPCU, CLU.

The Society of CRM is a key member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, the nation’s preeminent provider of insurance and risk management education. The National Alliance conducts more than 2,500 programs annually throughout all 50 states, Virgin Islands, Mexico, Puerto Rico and around the world. This program is designed to serve a variety of individuals practicing risk management so that they may better serve their clients’ insurance and risk management requirements.

Pardue has demonstrated his professional competence through the successful completion of the five CRM courses and the corresponding comprehensive examinations that focus on all major fields of risk—principles of risk management, analysis of risk, control of risk, financing of risk, and practice of risk management.

“Steve’s achievement gives Countybanc Insurance an even stronger competitive advantage in risk management,” says Rudy Painter, Division Executive for Countybanc Insurance. “His hard work and newfound knowledge will allow us to reduce loss and save money for our clients while achieving better risk awareness.”

Pardue joined Countybanc Insurance, an entity of Countybank, in 2015 with more than 16 years of experience in the insurance and risk management field. He has a Bachelor’s degree in insurance and risk management from the University of South Carolina and holds a Certified Insurance Counselors designation.

Submitted by J. Underwood

Submitted by Jamie Underwood