Director of Education & Workforce Development
Dave Newell graduated from the University of North Florida in 1984 and began his insurance career in 1987 as a claim representative with a large property and casualty insurance carrier. In 1990, Dave moved to Tallahassee to continue his career as a field claim representative. In 1997, Dave obtained his property and casualty license and became a producer with a large local independent insurance agency and FAIA member.
As of July 2008, Dave joined FAIA as the association's Citizens' Liaison and an instructor for the Education Department. In September 2011, Dave added the director of Education role to his duties, and in 2017, Workforce Development.
During Dave's career, he has gained considerable knowledge and expertise in both the carrier and agency side of the insurance business. Dave was active in the claims association and, after becoming an agent, served as a board member, past president, and catastrophe chair for the Independent Insurance Agents of Tallahassee. In 2001, he held the position of insurance chair for the United Way Campaign.
Dave is married and has three children. Spare time is spent with his family, friends, and attending his children’s many events.