Bruce F. Grau
President and Founder
After graduating from Gettysburg College with a degree in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), he was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a commercial insurance agent. In 1976 he left the company to start an independent insurance agency known as Bruce Grau & Associates, Inc. It was incorporated in 1978 and in 1982 became associated with Frank Russell of Russell Insurance Group. An affiliation known as Grau and Russell Associates was formed to contract with insurance carriers. This partnership of corporations continues to grow with representation of over 20 major “A” rated carriers and premium volume over 50 million dollars.
He has served as president of The Downtown Towson Rotary Club and was past president of The Executive Association of Baltimore. Bruce attained The Certified Insurance Counselor Designation and is an active member in The Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.. His focus is commercial insurance and enjoys his long term client relationships and developing new clients.
Mike is a certified public accountant and has been with the firm for over 20 years. Besides handling the finances and accounting he also handles the employee benefits, licensing and office management. Mike is a true professional who will do whatever it takes to get the job done in an accurate and timely manner.
Commercial Lines Manager
Candy has over 20 years of experience in the servicing and design of commercial property and casualty programs. She obtained the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter certification and is a true professional in her knowledge of coverage and her personal service and dedication.
Personal Lines Manager
Anita joined our company in 2007 and has over 20 years experience in Personal Lines. She is “service oriented” and is responsive to your needs with competitive quotes and coverage recommendations.
Bob joined the agency in 2002 after spending many years with a national broker. For over 30 years he has focused on commercial accounts and brings a professional approach to risk analysis and solutions. Bob has also taken extensive training concerning compliance issues and premium reduction.
Derek joined the firm in 2009 after working with a direct writer. He will go the extra mile to serve his client. He is a petroleum specialist and is proactive in risk management.
Francis ‘Chip’ Carnes
Chip joined our agency in 2010 and brings with him over 25 years experience in commercial insurance. He works closely with his clients, promoting safety practices and premium reduction programs. Chip is also a contract bond specialist.
Greg joined our agency in 2014. He has a background in the designing insurance programs in the energy/petroleum industry. Greg has earned the Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist designation.
The balance of our staff includes a claims specialist, accounting assistant/receptionist, marketing specialist and ten customer service representatives.