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Texas Yogurt Company Founder Gets 5 Years in Prison for Arson

The founder of a popular yogurt company is in prison after admitting he set the business ablaze in a fit of anger over investors’ handling of the company. The Dallas Morning News reports a judge has sentenced 56-year-old Edgar Diaz …

Texas-Based Roach Howard Smith & Barton Promotes Buchanan

Keleigh Buchanan was promoted to assistant vice president at Dallas-based independent insurance broker Roach Howard Smith & Barton. Buchanan has 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. She specializes in offering products and services to high net-worth clients with …

Deputy US Marshal Admits Guilt in Texas Insurance Fraud Scheme

A San Antonio-based deputy U.S. marshal has pleaded guilty to wire fraud relating to an insurance fraud scheme. According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office, Reynaldo Gonzalez entered his plea in San Antonio. He admitted that he filed …

Hotchkiss Insurance Agency Names Conner, Ramsey Partners in Dallas

Dallas-based Hotchkiss Insurance Agency announced that Chandler “Ross” Conner and Ben “Hunter” Ramsey each accepted invitations to become partners of the firm in December 2014. Conner, a native of Tyler, Texas, is a graduate of Texas A&M University and built …

Schroeder Named VP of Marketing Texas-Based ITC

Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), a Carrollton, Texas-based provider of marketing, rating and management software and services, has promoted Becky Schroeder to vice president of marketing. In her new position as vice president of marketing, Schroeder will oversee the company’s continued …

5 Accused in Houston-Area Truck Crash ATM Theft

Five individuals are facing aggravated robbery charges after police in suburban Houston arrested them for allegedly robbing an ATM from a gas station. Police in Humble say several men used a stolen truck to ram into the side of the …

The On-Boarding Process: Making New Clients Feel like Family

In today’s competitive market, an effective client on-boarding process is the most important step in cultivating a lasting relationship. In order to develop a solid foundation, insurance brokers must make new clients feel as though they are working with a …

Texas Regulators Recover $32.4M in Premium Refunds, Claim Payments

Consumer protection staff for the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) were able to recover $32.4 million for Texas consumers during the past year as a result of complaint resolution, the agency announced recently. The money came from premium refunds and …

Felton Named Asst. VP – Marketing and Development at U.S. Risk Solutions

Dallas-based managing general agency and surplus lines wholesaler, U.S. Risk Insurance Group Inc., announced it has named Adam Felton as assistant vice president of marketing and development for U.S. Risk Solutions, its affinity group sales and servicing division. Felton will …

Taylor, Wrobel Join Southwest Risk in Dallas

Insurance broker Southwest Risk LP has added Ryan Taylor and Wade Wrobel in Dallas as brokers with a focus on transportation, energy and hospitality. Taylor is a native of the DFW Metroplex. Most recently, he served as senior underwriter/broker for LevelFirst LLC, managing the …