Tom Swayne, RHU, CLU, CASL, REBC, FLMI, ChHC

President
Charleston
Phone: (843) 571-1155 Ext: 3012
tswayne@dgilston.com

Tom is a 1975 University of South Carolina graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Insurance and Economic Security. Tom began his insurance career with Equity Life as Vice President of Claims. In 1978, Tom joined the David M. Gilston Insurance Agency, Inc., in the capacity of Sales Manager. Under his direction, the agency grew to be one of the largest employee benefit agencies in South Carolina. 

Tom possesses his LA&H license and is a South Carolina Department of Insurance sanctioned Certified Instructor for continuing education and teaches courses throughout the state promoting professionalism of the insurance community in South Carolina. He is an active member of several leading health and life insurance organizations including: National Association of Health Underwriters, the South Carolina Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and the Charleston Association of Life Underwriters. He is Past President of the Lowcountry Health Underwriter Association and has served as a representative of the Lowcountry Association of Health Underwriters on the Well Region of Charleston Steering Committee. Tom is also a past member of the Agents' Advisory Council for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of SC and Carolina Care Plan serving for over 20 years.   He is also a member of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of SC's President's Honor Council. 

Over the last few years he has been a guest speaker for numerous organizations such as SHRM, North Trident Hospital and various Rotary Organizations throughout South Carolina preparing employers to deal with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.   Additionally, he has conducted numerous training sessions with the goal of educating agents and employers about health reform and the Affordable Care Act.  Tom has recently been appointed to the Board of the South Carolina Health Underwriters Association.

Tom and his wife are residents of the Isle of Palms.