Meet Steve Melton
Based out of Cornelius and the surrounding area, Steve focuses on risk management and commercial insurance for a wide range of risk classes.
I grew up in McLean Va., the son of a “sign painter” from Lenoir, NC who served in World War II, migrated to California and then back east to start a business- he worked in Washington, DC for 40 years.
I was fortunate to be able to live a nice suburban life and attend college. Baseball was my avocation and even though I was offered a scholarship at Catholic University I attended The University of Richmond (100 miles south) where I played for three seasons. I ran into the rigors of business school, so I decided to choose school over ball! I graduated from the Business School with a BSBA with Marketing Major and was a Philp Morris Lyon’s Scholar. After school I emigrated to Charlotte NC to work for Travelers Insurance Employee Benefits Department. I then gained invaluable experience with Paul Revere’s Disability Division, Lincoln National’s Employee Benefit Division, US Healthcare HMO programs and BCBSNC large accounts Alternate Funding Division.
After many years on the health side, I decided to change insurance paths by diving into the commercial property, casualty and workers compensation with Universal Underwriters, a division of Zurich. Based in Lake Norman area, I was a sales leader for 12 year in their Auto Specialties Division. Universal offered a niche market specialty in garage policies.
Currently with R3 Risk Management, a division of Central Carolina Insurance for the past three years. I realize that fluid issues that can adversely impact cost could range from a firm’s reputation damage after a data security breach to having proactive Human Resource and fleet safety programs.
Steve Melton, CIC, CLU
Risk Management Professional
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Steve is a Risk Management Professional that focuses on businesses needs to manage their exposure and liability for a wide range of concerns.