Stephens Insurance Expands, Adds 10 to Austin Office Staff

May 6, 2008

Stephens Insurance LLC expanded its commercial and retail insurance service capabilities in Texas by adding 10 staff members to its Austin office.

Founded in 1987, Stephens Insurance offers insurance services throughout the South and serves a large clientele in Dallas and Austin.

Senior Vice Presidents Greg Meserole and Matt Burns will lead Stephens’ Austin office in providing insurance/risk management services to businesses, municipalities, and individuals. Also joining the Stephens team are: Scott McGuire, vice president; Jim Meserole, vice president; Robin Moody, vice president, Operations; and Harmony Thorsen, Priscilla Ojeda, Elizabeth Jaimes, Delia Phillips and Namalie DeSilva.

The 10-member team founded Higginbotham & Associates’ Austin office prior to joining Stephens Insurance.

The team handles a complete range of commercial and personal insurance plans for more than 1,000 clients throughout Austin and central Texas.

Prior to joining Stephens, Burns and Meserole served as managing directors of Higginbotham & Associates’ central Texas operations.

A current CNA Pacer Panel committee member, Burns has been in the insurance industry as a commercial broker for 13 years, focusing on the technology, life sciences, social services and medical industries.

An industry professional for more than 21 years, Meserole’s practice has focused on insurance/risk management consulting for the technology, life science, real estate and hospitality industries.

Meserole has served as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Austin and currently sits on the IIAT Impact Committee.

Stephens Insurance LLC is an affiliate of Stephens Inc., a full service investment banking firm headquartered in Little Rock, Ark.

Source: Stephens Insurance,

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  • May 6, 2008 at 1:10 am
    Confused says:
    Who cares about the expansion of Stephens Insurance? How much did Stephens Insurance pay to have their press release summarized here?
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