David R. Bauer
Regional Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
David R. Bauer joined Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (“Gallagher”) as a new merger partner with the acquisition of Capital Bauer Insurance Agency, located in Albany, New York, by Gallagher on December 28, 2011. David began his career as a producer, working at his family’s insurance agency in 1981. In 1986, he earned his Certified Insurance Counselor Designation and, in 1991, became a life-long member of the Certified Professional Insurance Agent program.
The Robert F. Bauer Insurance Agency was established in 1957. David became President of Bauer Insurance in 2001 and in 2003, Bauer Insurance and Capital Region Insurance Agency merged to form Capital Bauer Insurance Agency, providing both property casualty and employee benefit services.
After selling his business and joining Gallagher, David was appointed Regional Executive Vice President of Gallagher, which included managing the Albany branch as well as the Whippany, Marlton, Mount Laurel, Sparta, Newton, Fort Washington, and Holmdel branches in New Jersey. In January 2017, David assumed his current role of Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, Northeast Region.
Currently, David’s exclusive focus is mergers and acquisitions for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. His prior experience and expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, producer recruitment, profit and loss management, and client service organization support.
David has served in a leadership role for many industry groups and carrier advisory councils. He is committed to community service, and presently serves as a Chair of the Board for Albany Police Athletic League, Director of American Little League, and Finance Committee member of Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY.