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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 …

Houston Insurance Agents Honor Dean with Outstanding Service Award

Bob Dean, former president and CEO of Houston-based Dean & Draper Insurance Agency LP, has received a posthumous award for his unparalleled service through the years. The Independent Insurance Agents of Houston (IIAH) honored the late Bob Dean with the …

Brady Elected Sr. VP, Equity Partner at Brady, Chapman, Holland

Houston, Texas-based independent Insurance agency, Brady, Chapman, Holland & Associates Inc., announced the election of Timothy J. Brady to senior vice president and equity partner. Prior to joining BCH, Brady gained experience in the wholesale brokerage and insurance company sectors. …