Howard H. McClure III


Howard H. McClure III serves as president of Fifth Third insurance.  He is responsible for setting the strategy and running the insurance operations within Fifth Third.

Howard was president of Palmer & Cay of Texas and served on the executive committee of Palmer & Cay (which was re-launched in 2010 by Jack Cay). He led Palmer & Cay’s/ Wachovia’s Southwest territory from 2002 to 2007 (Palmer & Cay sold to Wachovia in 2005).

From 2007 to 2012, Howard led Wachovia and then Wells Fargo’s (post sale) insurance business in NC and SC. As regional managing director, he led one of the largest brokers in the Carolinas with 60 million in revenue, 250 team members and 7 offices.

From 2012 until joining Palmer & Cay, Howard led Wells Fargo’s Southwest region which included offices in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Lubbock, Albuquerque, Denver, and Colorado Springs. The Southwest region was consistently the top performing region in terms of growth and profitability.

Prior to joining Palmer & Cay in 1998, Howard was VP of Chubb’s worldwide field operations for Chubb’s Financial Institutions group. He also held numerous underwriting, marketing and leadership roles over the course of his 16 years with Chubb in locations including: Houston, Charlotte, Seattle, Singapore/Asia Pacific, Dallas, Atlanta and the headquarters in Warren, NJ.

Howard was born and raised in Dallas and lives there with his wife. His two grown children also live in Dallas and he enjoys playing golf with his son and tennis with his daughter.


Howard received his bachelor’s degree in business from Colorado College.

Professional and Civic

Howard is on the board of the IICF (Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation).

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Bachelor's Degree, Colorado College
Howard McClure III