David Sterling is the current Chairman and CEO of SterlingRisk – the parent company of The Van Wagner Group. Since joining the agency as Vice President in 1978, he has successfully transformed SterlingRisk into a top 100 Brokerage firm. David has continued to nurture the niche markets in which the company has thrived since the early 1980s.
In 2004, SterlingRisk acquired The Van Wagner Group and it now operates as a division of SterlingRisk. This acquisition has enabled the Van Wagner Group to leverage the program administration expertise that was necessary to serve the insurance buying needs of large groups. David is a pioneer and published author of the concept of risk purchasing groups which is how we are able to offer the comprehensive coverage provided at such an affordable cost.
Since the early 1980s David has been an industry-renowned lecturer at the American Management Association on insurance-related topics. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Independent Insurance Agents Association.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, David has tirelessly given back to the community. He is a board member of the United Jewish Appeal, Vice President of the Nassau County Police Reserves, past chairman of the Chamber Players International, past chairperson for the Long Island United Jewish Appeal’s major gifts committee, and serving on the board of the Drug Agents’ Foundation.