CAW E17: Corey Williams; Pro Basketball, VP of Crest Insurance

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Corey WilliamsVice PresidentCrest Insurance Group Corey is a Vice President at Crest Insurance Group in Tucson.

He also founded and is the executive director of SPL Sports Inc., which is a non-profit organization, focused on providing free sports and fitness programs to youths across Arizona. In 2005, Williams founded the Tucson Summer Pro League, which is an NCAA certified summer league that has featured NBA players such as Richard Jefferson, Jason Terry, and Jordan Hill, and has since expanded to make the Phoenix Summer Pro League.

An Illinois native, Corey graduated from the University of Arizona in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He helped the Wildcats win two Pac-10 titles, as well as make an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and a trip to 1994 Final Four under Coach Lute Olson.  After graduating, he went on to a successful 12 year professional basketball career playing in countries all over the world. His career and travels have led him to Canada, Venezuela, the Philippines, Belgium, Switzerland, and Luxembourg.

Phone: 520.784.7670 


Matt NelsonSenior Vice PresidentCrest Insurance Group
Matt is a Senior Vice President at Crest Insurance Group in Tucson, consulting with companies to identify and implement insurance, risk management, and employee benefits solutions.  With more than a 15 years of industry experience, he has served as a keynote speaker on the healthcare industry, leadership, workplace culture and risk management for professional organizations throughout Southern Arizona, including the City of Tucson, Greater Tucson Leadership, the Financial Executives and Affiliates of Tucson, and the CEO Roundtable of Tucson. 

Matt is an active member in the Tucson community, having served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the Arizona Army National Guard and volunteering with multiple local organizations, including as Treasurer and a Big Brother with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southern Arizona, a volunteer with the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Chair of the Pima County JTED’s Business and Industry Council, a builder with Habitat for Humanity and many other local youth charities.

Phone: 520.784.7636

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