For 30+ years, David has helped railroad contractors and railroad engineering firms manage their rail project risk exposure. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps (Vietnam era,) David worked as a track laborer for a private railroad contractor during his college years. Graduating from Memphis State, David spent 25 years at insurance broker Willis. More recently he serves as a Principal at Commercial Insurance Associates as their Rail Industry Practice leader.
In addition to providing financial service solutions to the railroad industry for all these years, he has also been an active member and contributor to various industry trade groups such as the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (“NRC”) where he is an active Board member today. He is also a member of the American Shortline and Regional Railroad Association, and founded the first rail industry focused project announcement service in 2002. In 2011 he was instrumental in establishing the AXIS Track Report service.
David also hosts/underwrites an annual conference that brings together notable corporate and academic railroad industry experts to discuss rail risk management and contractual issues. David knows rail and rail knows David.
Hunter is the President of AXIS Track Report. He held a similar role at Hunter Information Services dba the Rail Project Guide for nearly 10 years as well. Hunter knows rail project reporting and the rail project reporting community knows Hunter.
‘Dave 2’ has 20 years of small business ownership experience, attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN as well as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dave has two amazing sons, and for fun, competes as a top ranked Olympic Weightlifting (Masters M45, 89kg) lifter.