Don Swift, Central and North East Florida
I am a Regional Territory Manager for Hagerty in Central and North East Florida, helping to provide drivers with classic
car insurance in the Orlando, Space Coast and Jacksonville areas. Growing up in Cleveland, OH, has allowed me the
opportunity to be around and appreciate automobiles of all types! My dad still has a ’57 Bel Air that he bought at
age 17 and the highlight of my childhood summers was helping my uncle fix or build his next dirt track race car.
My passion has always been muscle cars but continues to expand as I meet so many great clients and learn more about
their beautiful vehicles!
With an extensive background in sales, marketing and having recently served as an insurance agent, this is a great opportunity
to incorporate my interests in entrepreneurship -- and of course, CARS!
What is unique about the hobby in your territory?
The best part about Florida is that it is literally car season 12 months out of the year.
From Daytona International Speedway, Sebring International Raceway, Old Town Kissimmee, Turkey Rod Run, Don Garlits Museum
of Drag Racing, car clubs, car shows, swap meets, quality restoration shops and classic car dealerships, we have
it all in Florida!
When you fix something with your hands it gives you a sense of accomplishment and a sense of self-worth."– Jay Leno
Why Hagerty? What excites you about what we do?
Hagerty continues to provide support for youth programs across the country that encourage interest in automobiles and
working with your hands. It is important that we encourage kids to be creative, have a passion and to learn from
their mistakes. All can be found in programs supported by Hagerty.
Favorite car event of the year
The Daytona 500, but that could be replaced as my calendar is full of great upcoming events.