Home: University Park, Texas

Wife: Cheryl (married since 1972)

Children: Three daughters: Brooke, Meredith and Laurie; four granddaughters

Awards: 2013 recipient of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas Drex Foreman Award; named top CEO of a midsize business by the Dallas Morning News in 2011

Industry boards: Incoming chairman of The Council; founding chairman of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation of Texas/Southeast Texas; regional vice president of IMPACT, the political action committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas

Favorite charity: Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation

Rides: A Mercedes S550 and a GMC Sierra pickup truck (“You don’t get much more Texas than that.”)

Morning routine: Walks four to five miles every day, with a stop to pick up a Starbucks coffee

Education: Bachelor of business administration in finance, Texas Tech University, 1970

Favorite vacation spots: (International) Lucerne, Switzerland; (Domestic) North Scottsdale, Arizona

Dream Come True: Part ownership in the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers