Santa Ana, Calif.-based Yates & Associates announced that George A. Smith has joined the corparate headquarters as an underwriter in the commercial transportation department.
Smith began his insurance career at Liberty Mutual Insurance shortly after his discharge from the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer (Major). With over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry and almost 20 of those years specializing in transportation, Smith is available to assist retail brokers with monoline auto, physical damage, cargo, truckers GL and more. He was most recently with a large wholesaler in the San Francisco area as a wholesale transportation underwriter for California brokers. Previously he worked as assistant marketing manager at Inter America’s Insurance Services in San Diego providing agents all lines of transportation coverage in Arizona, California and Nevada and has worked on both the retail and the wholesale side of the transportation industry since 1969.