George A. "Shad" Steadman, III is Vice Chairman for Rutherfoord. He is also President of Assurance Capital Consultants, Inc., a subsidiary responsible for alternative market and MGA programs. Shad joined Rutherfoord in 1986 and has over 35 years experience in the insurance industry. A graduate of the University of Georgia, with a major in Risk Management and Insurance, Shad also holds the CPCU designation. He is active in the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, where he served as their 2008 National Chairman, a Director for the Foundation for Agency Management Excellence and is a former Chairman of CouncilPAC, an industry political action committee. He also serves on the Board of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
Recently, Shad was elected to the Board of Directors of AICPCU and the World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries. In addition to his professional affiliations, Shad is an active community volunteer. He has served as an executive committee member and treasurer of the Taubman Museum of Art and as a director for the Roanoke City Public Schools Education Foundation. Previously he has held board positions for the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, Science Museum of Western Virginia, Opera Roanoke and the Better Business Bureau.