Stephens Insurance LLC an independent, financial services firm, has hired Chris Hawkins as senior vice president, Robert Mann and John Rhodes as vice presidents, and Kevin Yandell as claims coordinator. All four are located in Texas.
Hawkins will lead the firm’s automotive risk management services and brings more than 16 years of insurance expertise specializing in automotive dealers, manufacturers and car rental operators. This will be a new offering under Stephens’ commercial property and casualty team and well-matched to the knowledge and competencies within Stephens Inc.’s auto retail investment banking practice. Prior to joining Stephens, Hawkins was a senior vice-president with Arthur J. Gallagher’s Automotive Practice. He will work from the Austin branch.
Mann joins Stephens after 16 years in operational management and business development in the construction industry. He will play a key role in building relationships among contractors and real estate companies in support of the firm’s commercial lines business. Recently, Mann served as development manager at Patrinely Group LLC. He will be in the Houston office.
Rhodes will support new business development and growth initiatives in Texas. Previously, he spent six years with AmWins Group Inc. assisting in the production and placement of complex energy property risks. Rhodes will be based in Austin.
Yandell has 15 years of combined experience in managing a multiline claims department, loss analysis, and the many aspects of administering workers’ compensation and commercial property claims. Yandell comes to Stephens from Texas Association of Counties where he was a property claims supervisor. He joins the Austin office.
Stephens Insurance is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, There are currently more than 170 associates throughout Stephens Insurance’s network of offices in Fayetteville, Dallas, Austin, Jackson, Houston, and Birmingham.
Source: Stephens Insurance
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