Ed has been in the life and health insurance industry since 1985. His career began with Liberty Life Insurance Company. He joined Sadler & Company in 1986 and established the agencies life and health division. In 2001, Ed purchased the Life and Health Division from Sadler & Company and formed Norris-Byrd Group Benefits. In July of 2006, Southeastern Insurance Company and Norris-Byrd Group Benefits joined forces.

Among the many long-term clients of his business, Ed is proud to have worked with Home Builders Association of SC and its members businesses since 1986.

Ed served as President of the South Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and twice served as President of the South Carolina Association of Health Underwriters. He has been a leader and voice in the insurance industry advocating for smart legislative insurance related decisions on a State and Federal level. He has served on local arts and church related boards and coached women’s and junior tennis league teams as well as youth soccer and baseball.

He is a graduate of Francis Marion University. Ed and his wife Lee Anne reside in Columbia.

EByrd@siconsultants.com • (803) 404-5965