Top NC House legislator, Lewis, joining risk advisory firm as executive

Rep. David R. Lewis (R-Dunn)

RALEIGH — Seven-term N.C. House lawmaker from Harnett County, David R Lewis (R- Dunn), will be joining the risk management executive team of Sentinel Risk Advisors effective September 15.Sentinel Risk Advisors is an insurance and risk management firm with offices in Raleigh and Greenville. The company has plans to add several more locations around the state in the next two years, with Lewis being tapped to open Sentinel’s Fayetteville office.Lewis, chairman of the House Rules Committee, is a lifelong farmer and entrepreneur with strong ties to agribusiness. He will continue to oversee operations on his family farm, Lewis Farms, Inc., when he officially joins Sentinel September 15.Sentinel Managing Partner Jim Holmes said Lewis’ agribusiness expertise will add a particular depth to the Raleigh-based firm’s intellectual capital and capacity. “The value David offers to our clients extends far beyond the dollars and cents of asset protection,” said Holmes. “What you’re getting with David is a risk advisor who not only knows your business inside and out, but has been in your shoes and knows what keeps you up at night. We are beyond excited to welcome him to the team.”The reigning House Rules Committee chairman is running for re-election this fall to represent the 53rd District for an eighth term. On joining Sentinel, Lewis said he is most looking forward to bolstering the rural businesses and family farms that form the economic backbone of North Carolina.”For me, being on the Sentinel team is a new way to serve, an opportunity to safeguard and protect the very people and places I hold dear, and to enable their success for generations to come,” said Lewis.