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Craig Tom

Craig started his insurance career with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in 1984, where he was a Business Sales Representitive and Resident Manager. In 1989, he joined James Econn and Co. 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 in Business Administration – Finance from California State University, Los Angeles in 1982. Craig is married, has three sons and resides in Arcadia.

Taylor Armitage

Taylor has been in the insurance business since June 2008. He started out as a Marketing Representative/Inside Broker with White & Company Insurance (now Arthur J. Gallagher) working on the insurance placement, risk management and strategy of a wide assortment of Key Middle Market commercial accounts ranging from Food Processors to Real Estate Owners to Financial Institutions. In 2011 he made the switch over to Momentous Insurance Brokerage starting out as a Commercial Account Manager and ending up an Account Marketing Executive for a dynamic, and rapidly expanding Entertainment agency specializing in small business placement, sales, and marketing for the Commercial clients of 15-20 Vice Presidents/Account Executives working in various other departments. He also had a book of business and sales responsibilities towards the end of his tenure. In 2014, he took a completely different direction to the wholesale side of the business moving over to Burns & Wilcox in Woodland Hills as a Commercial Broker/Underwriter. Specializing in Property and Casualty he focused on Tough to Place Products, Hospitality, Employment Practices, Errors & Omissions, Excess Liability, Earthquake/DIC, Distressed Property, Habitational, and Real Estate. In 2016, he jumped at the opportunity to go into business with his father, agency principal, and co-founder Jim Armitage at the Arcadia office of Arroyo Insurance Services. Taylor is developing a Food/Beverage practice at Arroyo with an emphasis on Workers Compensation, Casualty, Property, and Professional Liability.

Jeff Scott

I joined Cedric Scott & Sons in 1981 after graduation from San Diego state University with a degree in Insurance. I had worked with both Farmers and Northwestern Mutual Life in an internship program will at SDSU. We joined Arroyo Insurance Services in 1996. During this time I have been very involved with the San Marino Chamber of Commerce. I was President for 2 years in 1991 and 1992. I am married to Jennifer for the past 30 years and living in Glendora for the past 18 years. We have 5 children Nick who is working with me. Megan is working as a speech SLP in the Charter Oak school district. Brad, Alina, and Christian all attend school in Glendora. I have been very involved in our community in youth sports and Boy Scouts. Over the past 18 years of Scouting I have held my leadership position in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Crew. Nick got his Eagle Scout award, Megan got her Silver award from Girl Scout, Brad almost has his Eagle and Christian is on his way. My favorite things to do is going camping and backpacking. This is what the scouts have let me do with my kids. I also play tennis and golf as I can find time. Our family most enjoys visiting Lake Arrowhead. We all like being on the lake in the summer boating and doing other water sports. We find it very relaxing the other times of the year too. I look forward in meeting you in the future.

Nicholas Scott

Nicholas Jeffrey Scott Nick Scott joined Arroyo Insurance Services in 2008 and became a producer in 2012. He currently serves as a commercial lines broker specializing in crafting specialized insurance programs for manufactures, wholesalers, and distributors. 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. Prior to joining Arroyo Insurance Services as a commercial lines broker, Nick completed an extensive work-study program with FRESCA Medical as a market researcher. Nick and his team conducted extensive research on the medical device industry and constructed an industry wide report on compliance with CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) devices among users. A native to the Los Angeles Area, Nick is an Eagle Scout and a recipient of the American Legion School Award. Nick is a member of the Pasadena Jaycees, where he serves as a 5 Acres committee member. Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University San Marcos.

Jim Simonds

Jim is one of the founding members of Arroyo Insurance Services since its inception in 1987. He began his career in San Francisco as an Underwriter Trainee with Crum Forster in 1975. Subsequent to that posting Jim worked for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company as a Group Representative both in Los Angeles and San Francisco until 1982. Jim relocated to Southern California in 1983 to attend the Aetna Life and Casualty Agent school located in Hartford Connecticut. 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. This is a rapidly growing field and Jim along with his staff at Arroyo has developed the expertise to lend these specific Companies. In addition Jim has helped to develop an Insurance program for the rapidly expanding Vacation Rental Home Industry. Jim 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”. Jim and his family reside in Glendale, California.

Jim Armitage

Jim has been in the Insurance business since 1981. He has specialized in Commercial Insurance Protection. Jim earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation, CPCU, in 1986. He heads the Strategic Planning Committee for Arroyo Insurance Services. He is the founding partner of Arroyo Insurance Services and its first president in 1986. Jim began his insurance career as a commercial underwriter and marketing representative with Aetna Casualty & 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.

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