Brian Neilson Joins Professional Underwriters Agency, A Division of NSM Insurance Group

PUA (Professional Underwriters Agency), a division of NSM Insurance Group, recently hired a new member to its team, Brian Neilson, as Assistant Underwriter. PUA specializes in underwriting Architects and Engineers (A&E), Design Build & Contractors, and other lines of non-medical Professional Liability/Errors & Omissions insurance.

Source: | Published on September 9, 2022

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Brian is a recent graduate of San Diego State University and holds a BA in Finance. During the summer, Brian worked as a Sales Intern at Neilson Marketing Services, a leading insurance marketing firm, and owner of (His father, Jeff, is president of Neilson Marketing Services.)

Brian is excited about working with the team at PUA. He will be reporting to Sandip Chandarana, J.D., RPLU, CPCU, Director of PUA at NSM, and will work under the direction of Kyle Burns, Underwriter at PUA.

About NSM Insurance Group

Founded by Geof McKernan, NSM is a full-service MGA and program administrator for specialty property & casualty insurance. The company places insurance in niche sectors such as specialty transportation, architects & engineers (A&E), design build & contractors, social services, real estate, and pet.  On behalf of its insurance carrier partners, NSM typically manages all aspects of the placement process, including product development, marketing, underwriting, policy issuance, and claims.  For more information, visit

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