Andrew Cruse

Vice President

I studied business at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. In 2006 I was drafted in the 9th round of the MLB draft so I left college early to pursue a baseball career. I ended up playing 5 years and all over North America and continued to work on my degree during this time. I completed my degree in 2010 and graduated with a double major in Business Management – HR and Real Estate. 2010 was my last year playing baseball and I stumbled into insurance after spending 4 months as a project manager at a collections firm.

In 2011 I started my insurance career with Federated Mutual insurance and moved to Owatonna Minnesota to go through their marketing development training program. After graduating from their training program I was assigned a 14 county territory in Georgia and my wife and I moved to Augusta Georgia. While at Federated Insurance I sold P&C, Group Health, Life Insurance, Disability and coordinated estate planning for main street business.

In 2013 my wife and I wanted to move closer to family so we relocated to Charleston SC where we made home in Goose Creek. Before relocating I made the decision to move to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Early on at AJG I was mentored by a senior producer that focused on the Transportation sector. In two of the three and a half years I was with AJG I was in the top 10% of production and earned Presidents Club and Power of Gallagher.

My wife and I got married in 2011 and in 2015 we had our daughter Addison (Addie). Addie keeps us extremely busy and we enjoy getting her outside to play and experience the world. At Addie’s 18 month checkup we discovered that she had liver cancer. After 4 months in and out of the hospital, surgery and two rounds of chemo therapy we are happy to say that Addie is cancer FREE!

My family and I are very happy that we found a home at IOA!!