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Sewell Joins Seacrest’s Commercial Insurance Team

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March 29, 2016 – – Ryan Sewell has joined the Savannah office of Seacrest Partners, Inc. as client executive in the firm’s property-casualty insurance practice.  Mr. Sewell brings 10 years of commercial insurance and risk management experience to his new position with Seacrest.

Working on behalf of middle market to large corporate accounts throughout Georgia and South Carolina, Mr. Sewell analyzes risk exposures, designs cost-effective risk management and risk transfer plans, then negotiates pricing, terms and conditions with the insurance markets.

Once programs are placed, Mr. Sewell monitors client operations for new risk exposures, analyzes claims activity, and advocates on behalf of clients when complex claims occur.

During his career, Mr. Sewell has gained in-depth experience in a wide range of industries, from the hospitality sector to real estate development and construction. His areas of technical expertise focus on workers compensation and international risks.

Prior to joining Seacrest, Mr. Sewell served as a vice president with Bernard Williams & Company in Savannah where he managed commercial insurance programs for a number of prominent businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

“We’re very pleased with Ryan’s decision to join our team,” said David Paddison, president and one of Seacrest’s seven co-founders.

“Ryan is great fit with our corporate culture:  he is dedicated to his clients and his profession, and he is committed to making a positive impact in the local community through his volunteer work,” Paddison noted.

Mr. Sewell is well known in the Savannah community for his dedication to serving numerous charitable and social service organizations.  He is the past chairman and a current board member of Savannah/Chatham Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and is a member of the United Way Campaign Cabinet and previously served on UW’s Investments & Allocations Committee.

In addition, Mr. Sewell is a board member with the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Foundation.  He also serves on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Executive Committee, is a board member with the Savannah Sports Council, and is an active member of the St. Joseph’s/ Candler annual fundraising event, Candler Clays. He is also a graduate of Leadership Savannah, Class of 2012.

A dedicated student of the insurance profession, Mr. Sewell has earned the Chartered Property-Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and is a past chairman of the local CPCU Society.

A native of Savannah and a graduate of Benedictine Military School, Mr. Sewell earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management & Insurance from the University of Georgia. During college, Mr. Sewell played football and was a member of UGA’s 2005 SEC Championship Team.

Mr. Sewell can be reached at 912-988-5146 and via email at

About Seacrest Partners, Inc.

Seacrest Partners is a privately held insurance brokerage and consulting firm serving a wide range of clients with complex property/casualty, employee benefit and personal insurance needs. Established in 2006, Seacrest Partners is comprised of a diverse group of professionals with backgrounds in underwriting, claims management, risk management consulting, employee benefits consulting and retail insurance brokerage. Seacrest’s associates average 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry and operate from offices in Savannah, Hilton Head Island, and Atlanta. Driven by a “client first” business philosophy, Seacrest provides tailored insurance and consulting solutions to companies with locations across the country and abroad. For more information, visit or call 912-544-1900. 

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Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News – Ryan Sewell, United Way

Ryan Sewell, Client Executive

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