Royce CrossPresident & CEO
For more than four decades, Royce Cross has helped shape and steer his family's namesake agency into becoming not just an insurance staple of Bangor, Maine, but one of the largest insurance providers in New England with more than 700 employees in more than 35 offices, in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Florida, and Rhode Island.
Royce began his career at Cross Insurance in June 1970, manually typing insurance policies under the guidance of his father Woodrow Cross. Royce's passion and tenacity for insurance led to a growth of responsibilities as the agency continued to prosper. He would ultimately be appointed President of the organization in 1983.
Hailed for his efforts, Royce has been recognized as a "Personal Insurance Agent of the Year" by Travelers Insurance and was one of three individuals honored as a 2014 "Business Leader of the Year" by Mainebiz for his outstanding vision, drive and perseverance in leading his organization to record revenues and recognition.
Outside of the office, Royce is firmly committed to both his family and community. He and his wife of 44 years, Louise, are parents of Jonathan Cross, another key member of the Cross Insurance family, and greatly enjoy spending time with their two grandchildren. Royce is also a very active member of his local church.
A graduate of Bangor High School, Royce is the recipient of a 2014 honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree from Husson University in Bangor.