Christi Newsom Byron
President, Southeast for NFP Corporate Services
Christi is a 1991 graduate from Furman where she majored in Sociology. She is the President of the Southeast Region for NFP Corporation, an insurance broker and consultant ranked as the fourth largest U.S.-based privately owned broker.
Christi was a founding partner of Corporate Benefit Advisors (CBA) in 1993 and has over 25 years of experience in insurance consulting and brokerage. When CBA was acquired by NFP in 2000, Christi became one of the Regional Managing Directors and committed to the growth of the southeast operations for NFP. She has led the region to significant organic growth, and has expanded the corporate benefits, retirement, wealth management and property & casualty practices through integrated sales and acquisitions. Christi was promoted to President of the Southeast Region for NFP in 2018.
Christi and her husband, Will, are the parents of Alex '22, a defender/long stick midfielder on Furman’s men’s lacrosse team. She previously served Furman as a member of Advisory Council, the Paladin Club, Parents Council, Richard Furman Society Executive Committee and was involved with the steering committee that created the Charlotte Furman Business Series.
Christi currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Charlotte Country Day School in Charlotte, NC. She is a sponsor member of the North Carolina Business Group on Health and serves on various industry advisory boards. She and Will are active fundraisers and work with many non-profit organizations around the southeast including Thompson Child & Family Focus and Loaves and Fishes.