Good Management Comes From Great Leadership
Rusty Ellis, CPCU, ASLI, AAI
DIRECTOR OF CARRIER RELATIONS
Phone: (813) 448-9300
A graduate of West Virginia University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Rusty is a highly experienced surplus lines professional. He successfully directed and grew general agencies with Delaware Valley Underwriting Agency (DVUA) in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio for over 20 years, and then 8 more years in the same capacity with Hull and Company after they acquired DVUA in 2006. He has profitably managed binding authority contracts involving Commercial General Liability, Commercial Property, Excess and Umbrella, Professional, Workers’ Compensation, and Transportation Lines of Insurance, and conducted surplus lines activities in more than 30 states. Additionally, Rusty served as a Navigator for 21 years with the U. S. Air Force Reserve. A decorated veteran of Southeast Asian, Central American, and Persian Gulf Operations, he retired with honors as a Major in 1994. He is known in the wholesale insurance community as a reliable partner with high standards of professionalism and excellent leadership abilities.