Regions Insurance has opened its new office in Columbia, South Carolina to serve commercial clients throughout the state.

The office, which is first for the company in the state, will be lead by Frank Norris and is part of the firm’s efforts to expand its coverage and capabilities throughout the Southeast.

Norris, along with Charles Foster, Gus Brabham, and Bennett Griffin joins the company from Columbia-based insurance and risk management brokerage, Frank B. Norris.

With 40 years experience in insurance industry, Norris also serves on the board of the Sharing Precious Memories Foundation, a non-profit organization.

Foster has 24 years experience in insurance industry and serves on the board of the South Carolina Home Builders Association and the Horry-Georgetown Home Builders Association.

Brabham, with more than 19 years of insurance industry, has served on the board of the Charleston Homebuilders Association and on committees with the Greater Columbia Home Builders Association.

Griffin has 14 years of experience in construction and business insurance. He serves on the executive committee of the State Home Builders Association of South Carolina.