Vermont and the captive insurance business lost a true captain of the industry this week. Len Crouse, former Deputy Commissioner of Captive Insurance for the State of Vermont passed away recently. Len was appointed Deputy Commissioner in 2003 and prior had served as the Director of Captive Insurance since 1990.
Len was responsible for Vermont’s administration and regulation of captive insurance companies and risk retention groups as the industry grew and prospered. Without his steady hand Vermont would not be the leader in the captive arena we are today.
Anyone who knew Len also knew his mischievousness side as well! Whether yelling “hi, buddy” or “how are you doing, sweetheart” as he made his way through a captive conference or event, he became known as someone who could be tough with you on a captive issue at a meeting earlier in the day and then have a drink with you later that evening as an old friend.
Len is the recipient of the 2008 VCIA Industry Service Award and made an Honorary Member in 2019. All of us at VCIA share our condolences with Len’s wife, Carol, his family, and all of his wide range of friends.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon.