Nicholas (Nick) Puhala, CIC


  • 17+ years’ experience in the insurance industry
  • Extensive experience in agency operations management


  • Carrier and Partner relationships
  • New business development
  • Underwriter negotiations
  • Staff development
  • Designing cost-effective risk transfer programs for complex property-casualty accounts


  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of Georgia
  • Member of Savannah Downtown Rotary
  • Chamber CEO Council Member
  • Graduate of Leadership Savannah
  • Graduate of Leadership Southeast Georgia


Nicholas (Nick) Puhala, CIC has more than 17 years’ experience designing and managing commercial insurance programs for middle market to large corporate clients.  He has extensive experience managing agency operations, production teams and developing relationships with insurance markets.  During his career, Nick has served as vice president and market leader for the Savannah and Jacksonville offices of USI Insurance Services and has held management and client executive positions with Hilb Rogal and Hobbs, BB&T Insurance Services and Willis.

Nick holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) professional designation and earned a BBA in Management from the University of Georgia.  He is a graduate of Benedictine Military School in Savannah.

An active supporter of his community, Nick has volunteered his time and talent with numerous organizations, including: Downtown Rotary (member); Chamber CEO Council (member); Propeller Club (past president); Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Event, Disability Services Committee (past chairman); Leadership Savannah (graduate); Leadership Southeast Georgia (graduate); 2016 Generation Next Rising Stars of Savannah Business; Savannah Golf Championship (Founders Club) and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Parishioner).


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