Dave Newell

Director of Education and 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 & casualty license and became a producer with a large local independent insurance agency. July of 2008, Dave joined FAIA being the Citizens’ Liaison for FAIA and September 2011 added director of education to his slate of responsibilities. In May of 2017, he added responsibility for workforce development and the Good Works Fund.

During Dave’s career he has gained considerable knowledge and expertise in both the carrier and agency side of the insurance business. He has served as a board member, Past President and Catastrophe Chair for the local board in 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 enjoying the outdoors.