Appalachian Underwriters Welcomes New Professional Liability Broker!

Appalachian Underwriters is pleased to announce the addition of new Professional Liability Broker, Gary Smid, to our Sarasota office. He will be focusing on solving the coverage needs of both smaller and larger, complex Professional and Management Liability accounts. Smid’s target classes will include Architect and Engineers Professional Liability, Contractors Professional Liability, Lawyers Professional Liability, Accountants Professional Liability, and Real Estate E&O.

Smid holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida and earned the RPLU and ARM designations. He brings an extensive background in Professional and Management Liability to his new position, starting as a surety underwriter and moving up to Branch Manager at a previous employer, then working in Professional and Management Liability Brokerage.

“He will be a great addition to the Professional Liability Practice Group led by Charlotte Finver,” Mark Arnold, Brokerage Division Director.


Gary SmidĀ 

Professional Liability Broker