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As a Certified Insurance Counselor, with over thirty-seven years in the insurance business, David and the Agency he runs have won numerous service awards, and continually rated as one of the top mid-sized insurance agencies in North Carolina. David is a past president of the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, and is a past recipient of the Charlotte Association of Insurance Professionals' "Associate of the Year" award.
He attended Applachian State University, Warren Wilson College, and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and currently serves on the Board of Advisors at Providence Day School and has served on the board for East Mecklenburg High School. David also served as a local Director of First Citizens Bank Advisory Board, and is a prominent and active member of Temple Israel and the Jewish Community Center.
David and his family have deep roots in the Charlotte community. With his parents, Harry and Marilyn, and the financial support of the Swimmer Family Foundation, they operate Misty Meadows Mitey Riders, a therapeutic riding program, where close to 100 special needs children ride horses each week, free of charge. David also serves on the board of Mitey Riders.
David is married to his wife of almost 33 years, Kirstin, and has two children, Natalie and Jake. He is an avid golfer and is a proud member of Carolina Golf Club. David enjoys teaching and coaching pretty much anyone willing to listen.
Craig holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation and has 38 years of experience in the insurance industry.
Craig began his career in insurance at Crum and Forster Insurance Group as an underwriter. After a number of supervisory and management roles with the company, he finished his tenure at Crum and Forster as the national program manager for the Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers Insurance Program. Craig started the program and with his team wrote 200 wholesalers that generated $27,500,000 in premium in the 3 years he was in that role. In 1989, he joined Swimmer Insurance Agency as a Vice President and later became a partner in the company. Craig is the recipient of the Charlotte Association of Insurance Professionals' "Associate of the Year" award in 2000.
He graduated from East Carolina University with a BSBA in Management and attended Queens College MBA program. Craig has served on the board and executive board of the Sandra and Leon Levine Jewish Community Center, Temple Beth El Board of Directors and was Committee Chairman of Troop 99 of the Boy Scouts of America. Craig was also active in coaching baseball and basketball in Weddington, NC.
Craig has been married to his wife Cindy for 38 years and has two children, Melissa and Michael; and is the proud grandfather to Olivia, Bennett, Sam and Will. He is a member of Raintree Country Club and tries mightily to improve his golf game.
David began his insurance career in October, 1983, as a Commercial Claims Adjuster for Aetna Casualty and Surety. He held the position of Senior Claim Representative for five years, until 1989 when he was promoted to Account Supervisor with Aetna National Accounts in Atlanta. He transferred to Charlotte in 1991 and retained this position until 1999. He handled multi-state accounts such as Coca Cola, Harris Teeter, Family Dollar, J.A. Jones, and Lance, just to name a few.
In June of 1999, he accepted the position of Risk Manager for J.A. Jones, Inc., the world's tenth largest commercial contractor. He handled 9 of the 15 operating companies, working with each divisional President on all insurance matters. He retained this position until 2003, when he joined Swimmer Insurance as their Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Wingate College. He earned his AIC (Associate In Claims) designation in 1986 while working with Aetna. He served as Vice President of the local RIMS chapter from 1999 to 2011. He obtained his CWCA (Certified Workers Compensation Advisor) designation in October of 2007.
David's unique knowledge of working for the insurance company, being the buyer as a Risk Manager, and now working on the brokerage side, gives him first hand experience of all three components of the Property and Casualty industry.
He currently resides in Charlotte and has two daughters, Laura and Christina. He enjoys traveling, going to the gym, coin collecting and sports activities.
Matt Frazier, Vice President, has been with Swimmer Insurance Agency since 2010. Prior to joining Swimmer, Matt was a commercial underwriter for Synergy Coverage Solutions and Auto-Owners Insurance Company. A graduate of North Carolina State University, he has also served as President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Charlotte-Mecklenburg and currently serves as a steering committee member for Community Matters Charlotte.
Matt holds both the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designations, which allows him to fully comprehend any insurance situation his clients may encounter. He is a member of the NC Brewers Guild and is passionate in helping with the risk management needs of the craft beer industry including, but not limited to regional breweries, microbreweries, brewpubs, bottle shops, restaurants, bars, and special events. In addition to working closely with the craft beer industry, Matt has a special focus in assisting dentists throughout NC and SC with their respective insurance programs. Matt and his wife, Melissa, live in southeast Charlotte with their two kids, Olivia and Bennett.
Brian is a Charlotte native who began working with Swimmer Insurance Agency in 2005. He has a unique set of experiences to bring from the last 12 years in the industry. Brian brings energy and enthusiasm to help understand key issues of risk management.
Prior to joining Swimmer, Brian worked for Allen Tate Insurance Agency as a Personal Lines Producer and Manager. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brian also served as President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Mecklenburg County from 2008-2009 and sat on the Jewish Educational Loan Foundation's Board from 2000-2008.
Brian is married to his wife of 20 years, Tonya and has three children, Maggie, Zeke and Jack.
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