Terry Griffin

Terry Griffin

COO – Farmington Hills

An insurance professional with over 47 years’ experience, Terry Griffin launched his insurance career in 1970 with Travelers as a Surety Bond department trainee. Within a few years he held the title of Assistant Manager. He then joined Collier Cobb and Associates – the leading surety and construction insurance agency in the nation at that time – as Midwest regional manager.

He formed Griffin Smalley Inc. with Lee Smalley in 1979 as a surety and insurance agency specializing in the construction industry, later expanding into personal lines and employee benefits, and growing to become one of the leading insurance agencies in the Michigan marketplace.

“I particularly enjoy fulfilling customer needs and expectations,” says Mr. Griffin. “It results in trusted, long-term relationships where we can guide customers to both corporate and personal success.”

Mr. Griffin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor. He has held numerous influential positions in the insurance industry, including past President of the Surety Association of Michigan, the National Agent Council for Hanover Insurance Company, and the Citizen’s Agency Council of Michigan. Among his many civic and charitable organizations, he also serves on the board of advisors for University of Detroit High School, and advises the Shower of Love Charity for Children’s Hospital. In his leisure hours Mr. Griffin enjoys golf, coaching basketball, and travel in the U.S. and Europe.

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