Scottsdale Insurance Company has named David Nelson as the leader of contract underwriting.

David has been with Scottsdale Insurance since 1991, and over the past two decades has held positions of increasing responsibility.

David’s most recent position was CFO for the Scottsdale Insurance Group of Companies, Nationwide Agribusiness and Nationwide National Partners. As CFO, David retained financial oversight for $3.8 billion of annual operating revenue, while managing staff located in Scottsdale, Des Moines and New York City.

"I’m looking forward to being part of the continued growth and success of Contract Underwriting," David said.

"David’s strong strategic planning skills, understanding of the Contract book, relationships with our customers, and knowledge of our industry will serve him well in this role," said Scottsdale Insurance President Mike Miller.

"He has played key roles in diversifying our portfolio with startups such as Freedom Specialty, Minnesota Motor Carriers and Nationwide Private Client. His expertise has been instrumental in influencing the expansion of our product offerings.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Nationwide, Scottsdale Insurance Company benefits from the backing of one of the largest insurance and financial service providers in the US.