David, a native of Longview joined Gans & Smith in 1985 after starting his career as a claims adjuster with Sentry Insurance. David’s background in claims and understanding his clients’ needs made him a successful agent. He was named a Partner and Vice President at Gans & Smith in 1988 and President in 2012. David recently received the 2012 Chairman Award from the Longview Chamber of Commerce for his selfless and faithful contributions to the Chamber and the City of Longview.
In 1993 David was named Independent Agents of Texas Young Agent of the Year. David has served on several company’s agent panels. In 1996 David earned the designation Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and continues his education through annual conferences and seminars. David has dedicated himself to his profession and making Longview / East Texas a better place.
David was Mayor of Longview, served 2 terms on City Council, Longview Partnership Chairman, Past President of Independent Insurance Agents of Longview, served on Independent Insurance Agents of Texas Board of Directors, coached League Baseball for over 30 years and League Soccer for 9 years. David is married to Susan and they have one son William. David enjoys travel, golf, and spending time with his family.