Buddy McSwain

Buddy McSwain


Buddy is a Producer and past president of The Phoenix Company. 

A Winston-Salem native, Buddy attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduation in 1973, Buddy began his insurance career by working as an underwriter for Kemper Insurance Company.  Buddy then joined The Phoenix Company in 1975. He has held various positions at the agency including Producer, Vice President, and President.  During his 50 years in the insurance industry, he has attained the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation. 

Buddy enjoys that the insurance industry is still a people business and appreciates the relationships he has built over the years. 

Buddy is an active committee member and has served as a Trustee of Ardmore United Methodist Church.  Buddy is the past President of the Winston-Salem Civitan Club and past President of the Piedmont CPCU Chapter. 

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, visiting National Parks (62 visited so far), golfing, pulling for the Tar Heels, spending time in Blowing Rock and Sunset Beach, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and two granddaughters. 

We’re grateful to Buddy for all the support he provides for our team at The Phoenix Company, a member of Correll Insurance Group! 

In an era where exceptional one-to-one customer service excellence has virtually disappeared, the work that Sandy Nicholson Oast, claims coordinator, did should be held as an example for others to try to emulate. Her professional attitude and demeanor were certainly refreshing during this stressful time. I am sure she is a great asset to your organization, and this is one of the main reasons we have remain a loyal customer of The Phoenix Company for over 30 years.

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Local Agent. National Support.

Correll Insurance Group offers the best of both worlds—you get to use a local, independent agent who lives in your town and knows you personally, but this agent is backed by a strong, national firm that’s been serving the Carolinas for more than 90 years. So you don’t have to choose between having a personal relationship with your agent and knowing your insurance has enough resources. You’ll get both with Correll.


The Phoenix Company is a member of Correll Insurance Group and works to bring you coverage that best fits your needs.  Visit our corporate site to learn more.

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