David Paddison





29 years of commercial insurance brokerage and risk management experience.  Formerly with Palmer & Cay/Wachovia Insurance Services.



Property & Casualty Insurance Program Design

Merger & Acquisition Due Diligence

Marketing and Placement

Risk Management Consulting


Industry Focus



Property Management


Education & Professional Development

B.A. in Economics, Drew University

Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)

Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding (AFSB)

Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI)


David E. Paddison, CPCU serves as President of Sterling Seacrest Partners, Inc., a privately held insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm. A native of Savannah, Mr. Paddison has been active in the insurance industry and business community for over 30 years.


As the head of Sterling Seacrest Partners, Mr. Paddison is committed to building an organization that is an asset to the community in terms of professionalism and civic support.



Mr. Paddison began his career in the insurance industry in 1984 when he joined the commercial insurance division of Palmer & Cay, Inc. in Savannah, Georgia. Paddison has provided risk management advice and property-casualty insurance brokerage services to clients in a wide range of industries and in every region of the United States. He has developed special expertise in risk management and insurance plan design for major contractors, national retailers and large property management firms.


In 2006, Mr. Paddison and six former Palmer & Cay executives established a new insurance brokerage and benefits consulting firm, Seacrest Partners, Inc.

Sterling Seacrest Partners, Inc. now employs over 160 insurance professionals, and includes staff that specializes in healthcare, construction, financial institutions, education, retail, manufacturing and property management.


Community Activities:

  • Union Mission, Chair and Board Member
  • Savannah Economic Development Authority, Board Member and Past Chair
  • Savannah Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, Board Member
  • Memorial Health University Foundation, Board Member and Past Vice Chair
  • United Way Capital Campaign Committee
  • Savannah Foundation, Board Member
  • Armstrong Atlantic State Foundation, Board Member, Past Chair
  • The Lady Bamford Center, Board Member
  • JCB Mud Run, Past Event Chair
  • Historic Savannah Foundation Race for Preservation, Past Event Chair
  • Graduate, Leadership Savannah
  • St. Vincent’s Academy, Board Member