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James W. Crystal

James Crystal has served as a trusted advisor to many of the nation’s foremost entrepreneurs, executives, and investors over a distinguished career spanning more than 50 years.

Jim serves as Vice Chairman and Board Member of Alliant Insurance Services. Jim was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crystal & Company, prior to its 2018 acquisition by Alliant. After joining his father, Frank Crystal, in 1961, Jim was named President in 1963. Under his leadership, Crystal & Company grew far beyond its original roots on Wall Street to serve a global clientele.

Highly respected for his leadership and expertise, Jim has actively been involved in board governance throughout his career. Jim is Vice Chairman, Trustee and Board Member of the Executive and Finance Committees, and Co-Chair of the Audit Committee of Mount Sinai Health System. Jim also serves on the Board of Trustees at Temple Emanu-El and the Museum of the American Revolution. Previously, Jim served on the boards of K2 Global Consulting, Ennia Caribe Holding, NV, Global Indemnity, Blockbuster, Stewart & Stevenson and Donnkenny.

Jim is a graduate of Trinity College, where he played varsity basketball and subsequently served on the school’s board. He shares his passion for international travel with Jean, his wife of over 40 years, and has three sons and eight grandchildren.

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