The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) has appointed Richard “Gordy” Bunch, president and CEO of The Woodlands Financial Group, to its Insurance and Risk Management Center’s Advisory Council serving the UHD College of Business.
Wendall Braniff, J.D., director of the Insurance and Risk Management Center, requested Bunch’s participation in developing a new IRM Certificate program at the university. UHD Insurance and Risk Management Certificate Programs include the IRM Property-Casualty Insurance Certificate, IRM Risk Management Certificate, IRM Life Insurance Certificate, and IRM Health/Benefits Insurance Certificates.
With more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Bunch did his basic training as a Texas Farm Bureau agent, an associate general agent with American National, and as manager of financial services and retail director with Prudential. He launched TWFG, his insurance and financial services company, with $10,000 capital in The Woodlands, Texas, in 2001.
TWFG writes policies in 49 states.