Craig Sargent is the President and Co-Founder of the North American Insurance Alliance, Inc (NAIA). He established NAIA in 2009 with the mission of helping insurance agents achieve greater profitability and business stability. Craig’s extensive knowledge of the insurance industry, coupled with his business management acumen, has helped agencies throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Florida increase their market share.
Laying the foundation for his professional career, Craig was voted the 1973 Scholar Athlete of the Year and Valedictorian at the Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, ME.
While attending college, Craig began his career in 1974 as a real estate agent with Sargent Agency Real Estate in Rangeley, Maine. From there, he founded Sargent Insurance in 1982, previously Western Maine Associates of Rangeley, where he served as President for over twenty years. During this same year (1982), Craig opened Sargent Appraisal Services, a real estate appraisal business that specialized in residential appraisals.
As a Certified Insurance Counselor for over 20 years, Craig also served as an instructor at the University of Texas – San Antonio, where he taught real estate and appraisal courses, concentrating on commercial, investment, residential and other designations.
Craig is a Registered 1A investor. He has been married for 29 years to Sharon Sargent who works for NAIA as bookkeeper. They have one son who also lives in Rangeley with his family and Craig’s three grandchildren, Ryder, Anthony, and Isabelle.