• Texas
  • Non-resident Licenses: New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina


  • Houston Marine Arbitration Association – Former President – current board member
  • CompTIA – Drone Advisory Council – board member
  • National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA)
  • Houston Customs HCBFAA
  • Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA)
  • Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)
  • International Transporation Management Associaton (ITMA)


  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Certified Risk Manager International (CRM)
  • Certified Transportation Broker (CTB)



Grant E. Goldsmith

Vice President, Business Development


Last updated on June 26th, 2018

Grant Goldsmith assumed the role of Vice President, Business Development with Roanoke Insurance Group Inc., in April of 2018. He initially entered the professional insurance industry in Philadelphia in 2001 as a commercial Property and Casualty broker with The Graham Company. There he served with this large regional broker managing and placing U.S. and multinational business. Grant accepted a position with The McIntyre Group in 2004 as this company was newly formed and he managed large U.S. and multinational accounts.

Grant returned to the U.S. in 2010 after living in Kuwait for 4 years at Agility’s request to head the new Agility Global Risk Management Department. There
he managed all of Marine, Specialty & Property and Casualty concerns. In 2010, he started a specialty government contracting company called Overwatch, Inc. Overwatch was acquired by Avalon Risk Management in mid 2012. From 2012 to 2018 Grant served as Divisional Vice President of the Southern Division for Avalon Risk Management as a specialty broker for surety and insurance to the logistics industry.

Grant is a licensed insurance broker and consultant in the United States. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Insurance from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the University of Swansea in Wales. He is also a marine arbitrator and former President of the Houston Maritime Arbitration Association. Grant holds the designation of Certified Risk Manager International (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). He has a Master of Arts diploma in Strategic Communication and Leadership (MASCL) from Seton Hall University in the United States. He
also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Grant is a graduate of several elite military schools including the Combined Arms Services Staff School, U.S. Army Airborne and Air Assault schools and has served on active duty and reserve duty for over 25 years with other patriots in the defense of our nation.

Roanoke Insurance Group enables global commerce by providing insurance, surety and risk management solutions for trade and transportation. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, Roanoke has sales, service and underwriting locations throughout the United States and a network of sister service companies in Asia and Europe. As part of Munich Re Specialty Group Ltd., a Lloyd’s of London Coverholder and a Managing General Agent for American Alternative Insurance Corporation (AAIC), Roanoke is equipped to meet client needs worldwide.