The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) announced it is seeking nominations for the Raymond Mauk Leadership Award, the Council’s highest honor. The award will be presented on July 18, at the annual Mid-Year Property and Casualty Insurance Symposium in Austin.
The award honors former Texas Fire Commissioner Raymond Mauk (1903-2000) and annually recognizes someone who has made a notable contribution to the Texas property and casualty insurance industry.
Mauk enjoyed a long and distinguished career and held many positions of leadership within his company and industry organizations.
Most importantly, some 78 years ago, Commissioner Mauk was convinced that fundamental change was needed to protect the insurance buying public and the integrity of the marketplace from the misapplication of rates and forms.
To accomplish his goal, Mauk envisioned the creation of a central checking office that would enforce good business practices and audit the insurance industry’s paperwork for errors and competitive greed. Often facing great opposition and the traditional resistance to change, Mauk labored for two years to build support from both agents and companies. By February 1935, Mauk’s leadership had led to the successful establishment of the Texas Insurance Checking Office, an institution which still serves the Texas industry today.
Thoughtful and creative nominations are being solicited from a broad spectrum of the Texas insurance industry. A potential nominee could be an active or retired company employee, state insurance regulator, agent, elected official, lobbyist, educator or some industry-related vendor or service provider.
The guiding principle should be recognition of someone who has made a difference for their employer(s), the industry generally, the Insurance Council of Texas or its predecessor organizations, the regulation of insurance in Texas or the routine business of the industry.
Nominations may be sent to via email to email@example.com. Please provide a brief explanation about why your nominee should be considered for this distinguished honor.