CLAIMS & SAFETY TEAM

CREST INSURANCE GROUP

Ruth McBrayer
Director of Claims & Safety
Crest Insurance Group

Amy Lewis
Claims Manager
Crest Insurance Group

Eddie Hjort
Director of Fleet Safety
Crest Insurance Group

Biography

Ruth McBrayer

Director of Claims & Safety

Ruth brings 30 years of management and unique operational experience to the Crest team as our Director of Claims & Safety. She spent most of those years as a Corporate Director at Canyon Ranch.

Ruth joined the Crest team in May 2017 and quickly received her licenses in both Life & Health and Property & Casualty.  She has also earned two designations: (AINS) Associate in General Insurance and (CIC) Certified Insurance Counselor.

With her commitment to excellence in customer service and communication, she ensures safety and loss control is at the forefront of your business.

Ruth and her husband are the parents of three grown boys and just became grandparents.  She is a native of Tucson, Arizona.

Biography

Amy has an extensive history of service to others.   After 9 years in the United States Air Force as a Military Working Dog Handler, Amy transitioned to the insurance industry. 

Initially working with a small insurance agency before transitioning to a major internet based insurance carrier claims department.  

Since joining Crest’s personal lines team in 2008 she has developed a reputation of tireless concern for those clients who trust us with their homes, autos & business. She performed as the growing Personal Lines Department’s supervisor before transitioning to Crest’s Claims manager in 2020.

Amy & her husband are parents to 3 boys, a Nashville Chef, and Army Specialist, and a high schooler.   When not at the office Amy can be found riding her Harley Davidson on long road trips, or hanging out in her home craft room developing her creative side.  

Amy and her husband currently split time between Arizona and her native East Tennessee.  

Biography

Eddie Hjort

Director of Fleet Management

Eddie brings over 26 years of final mile driver, management,  and safety experience to Crest.

He has worked with Airborne Express/DHL system since 1994. Eddie was most recently the Director of Safety for Direct Hit Logistics with close to 1000 vehicles. There he managed a department of two Safety Coordinators, supporting both DHL and Amazon across 36 cities in the southeastern U.S.

Eddie assists in designing and implementing safety plans for our operations department as a Smith System Certified Trainer.

Eddie is a dedicated husband and dad of two daughters currently living in Charleston, South Carolina.