Houston News

Miller to Join Insurance Broker Wortham in January

De Miller, principal of the Donald E. Miller Agency Ltd. in San Antonio, is joining Houston-based Wortham L.L.C. as a managing director on Jan. 1, 2015, under a letter of intent executed with Wortham Insurance & Risk Management. The Donald E. Miller …

Atlantic Specialty Lines Hires 32-year Insurance Industry Veteran, Suzy Popplewell-Baird

Houston, TX, October 16, 2014- Atlantic Specialty Lines (ASL), a wholesale broker and specialty lines MGA offering a variety of property, casualty, auto, professional, and personal lines coverages, is announcing a major addition to their Houston office. Looking to solidify …

Georgiou, Gladwell, Lefebvre Join Ascot Underwriting in Houston

London-based Ascot Underwriting Ltd. has appointed Banos Georgiou as chairman, Diana Gladwell as senior vice president, and Devin Lefebvre as vice president of Ascot Underwriting Inc. in Houston. The team will report to John Flower, president and chief underwriting officer …

20 Hurt in Accident Involving Private School Bus in Houston

Nearly two-dozen passengers of a school bus were hurt when the bus veered off a Houston road and struck a tree. Houston fire officials say the 20 people taken to hospitals for treatment appeared to suffer minor injuries. There were …

Burns Joins Worldwide Facilities in Houston

National wholesale insurance broker and managing general agent, Worldwide Facilities Inc., announced that Rick Burns has joined its Houston office as senior vice president and product development officer. Worldwide’s Houston office primarily serves the energy and marine markets. Burns spent the …

Houston City Council OKS Rideshare Services, Uber and Lyft

The city council in Houston gave the green light to smartphone-enabled car ride services on, removing legal uncertainty around popular services including Uber and Lyft. Separately, the city council in Dallas reviewed rules that could make the services legal there, …

Beacon Hill’s South Central Texas Office Moves

Beacon Hill Associates Inc.’s South Central office has moved to Houston, Texas. The centrally located Houston office at 20333 State Highway 249, Suite 315 allows better access to the firm’s group of agency partners in the region. Beacon Hill provides …

Floor Collapses at Texas Home, 36 Taken to Hospitals

A floor collapsed under a large crowd of people gathered for a religious event at a suburban Houston home, sending three dozen people to hospitals, though most suffered minor injuries, authorities said. The collapse occurred while as many as 125 …

The Leavitt Group Opens New Office in Houston

The Leavitt Group has opened a new office, Risk Services – Leavitt Insurance Agencies, in Houston. The agency will be co-managed/owned by Vladimir Chemadurov and Rob Eppers. In the South Central region, Utah-based Leavitt Group also has existing offices in …

Houston-Based Agency MaximGroup Adds Hagerty, Matel, McIver

MaximGroup, headquartered in Houston, has added  three new employees to its team of insurance, risk management and financial experts: Debbie Hagerty, Roxanne Matela and Greg McIver. Hagerty has a long history with MaximGroup. She worked as the firm’s vice president …