Duke Baldridge, CRM

President and Risk Advisor

Duke Baldridge has been providing risk management and insurance advice to businesses in the Mid-Atlantic for twenty-five years. He founded Dominion Risk Advisors to provide complex risk solutions for clients across the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. As he says, “at DRA, we will build something of lasting value – for the benefit of our clients, our employees, and our community.”  Duke is a Certified Risk Manager (CRM), one of the industry’s most respected designations.


Duke has a reputation as a passionate advocate. In his professional life, he promises the following:

·      Carefully listening to clients to craft the most effective risk management strategies

·      Negotiating the broad coverage

·      Demanding superior service from insurance companies

·      Creating value for clients and carriers alike

·      Challenging colleagues to exceed client expectations


Duke works with client from a number of industries with an emphasis on manufacturing, construction, wholesale distribution, and tough property and casualty exposures.  Clients from industries like sawmills, dimension mills, heavy manufacturing, beverage distributors, general contractors, sprinkler contractors, and trade contractors benefit from Duke’s industry knowledge and ability to help identify, analyze, control and finance risk.

Beyond business, he has spent decades serving the community. Currently, Duke is Vice-Chairman of the Roanoke City Public Schools Educational Foundation and President of the Patrick Henry Athletic Boosters Association. He is active with the Associated General Contractors and the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers and has served on the boards of numerous organizations including the Regional Chamber, DePaul Community Resources, Family Service and others.


At DRA, Duke is responsible for designing the best possible risk management plans for commercial and personal clients.