James is the Director of Direct Sales and manages a team of insurance advisors who specialize in a number of diverse industries. Prior to joining the team at NSM, James led business development in the Mid-Atlantic region for Apogee Insurance Group, specializing in professional and management liability. During his tenure on the sales team, Birkhead helped drive significant growth of the company. Before beginning his career at Apogee, Birkhead served in the Marine Corps Infantry for four years and completed two tours in Iraq. He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University and recently earned his MBA at DeSales University. He holds both AINS and RPLU designations.