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McGriff names financial services practice leaders

Posted On: Aug. 1, 2019 2:26 PM CST

David Sellars, left, and Dusty Cahill

Brokerage McGriff, Seibels & Williams Inc. named David Sellars and Dusty Cahill co-practice leaders of its financial services division.

The announcement made Tuesday follows the departure earlier last month of Paul Sparks and Darren Sonderman to found and lead a financial services division at Birmingham, Alabama-based rival Cobbs Allen.

Most recently, Mr. Sellars and Mr. Cahill were senior vice presidents, specializing in directors and officers liability, at McGriff, the retail brokerage unit of Raleigh, North Carolina-based BB&T Insurance Holdings Inc. Mr. Sellars splits his time between offices in Atlanta and Houston, and Mr. Cahill is based in Atlanta.

BB&T is the world’s sixth largest-brokerage and the fifth-largest brokerage of U.S. business, according to Business Insurance’s most recent ranking. Cobbs Allen is the 91st-largest brokerage of U.S. business.