David Palmer, Genesee General Insurance

David Palmer, Genesee General Insurance

President, specialty property division
Genesee General Insurance
Specialty: Property

David Palmer began his insurance career in 1995 with Federated Insurance Company in Atlanta, initially as an underwriter, then as a retail agent. Working in both roles helped Palmer fully understand the retail process, the daily challenges agents face and direct marketing – a foundation that proved helpful when he migrated to the E&S space in 2003.

In 2008, Palmer helped Roger Ware set up Genesee Special Brokerage. Their goal was to build a property brokerage platform in conjunction with the existing Genesee binding facility. At the time, Genesee primarily operated in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, and the establishment of Genesee Special Brokerage was a starting point for the company to expand outside its original territory.

“Every day is different and brings a new challenge,” Palmer says. “It’s gratifying to facilitate bringing parties together and finding solutions. The E&S marketplace is a true example of what happens when free markets are allowed to function, and I enjoy being a part of that.”