Robert Sanders, Jr.
President/Managing Member, Preferred Specialty, LLC.
Robert Sanders, Jr. is President & Managing Member of Preferred Specialty, LLC. Preferred Specialty is an excess and surplus wholesaler based in Columbia, SC. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Insurance & Risk Management. After graduation, Robert was selected as a NAPSLO Intern and worked with Essex Insurance Company and All Risks, Ltd in Richmond, Va.
Robert started his career as a reinsurance broker in 1999 but had the dream and opportunity to start up Preferred Specialty, LLC in 2003, after his NAPSLO Internship experience. He is currently serving as the U40 Representative on the Wholesale Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) Board of Directors. Prior to U40, Robert was Co-Chair of NAPSLO’s Next Generation and served on AAMGA’s Under Forty Organization (UFO) Board as well.
In 2015, he was awarded “Industry Person of Year” by The Independent Agents and Brokers of South Carolina (IIABSC) and was featured in Insurance Business America’s Young Guns in 2014. He received his Charted Property Casualty Underwriter Designation (CPCU) in 2007 and the Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) designation in 2005.
Robert lives in Columbia, SC and enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel, and his two daughters, Addison (10) and Anna Claire (8). In addition, he enjoys playing tennis, working at his farm and supporting the South Carolina Gamecocks!