Don Whitaker, president and owner of Whitaker Insurance Associates Inc. in San Antonio, has been named president-elect of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) for 2012-201. The association elected Pat Arthur, partner at McQueary Henry Bowles Troy in Dallas, to serve as vice president. Both terms begin Sept. 1.
Whitaker is President of Associated Insurance Agents (AIA) and chair and member of the board of trustees for IMPACT, IIAT’s political action committee. He has served as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of San Antonio, and in 1995, he received the Ben R. Binford award from the San Antonio association, its highest honor, in praise of his steadfast commitment to the industry.
Whitaker has served on several statewide and national insurance company agency advisory councils, and he is currently an instructor for SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses succeed.
Arthur has been in the insurance and risk management professions since 1982 with significant expertise and client experience in the hospitality, real estate, construction, nonprofit and distribution industries.
His experience includes executive positions with two major insurance companies — one domestic, one in the U.K. — and he served as chief operating officer of a major broker firm in the South prior to joining MHBT. Arthur was also with the Wall Street firm Merrill Lynch.