Rusty Reid – Chairman, President and CEO of Higginbotham

Host Jeremy C. Park talks to Rusty Reid, Chairman, President and CEO of Higginbotham, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas and is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Higginbotham is a single source for insurance and financial services that brokers business and personal insurance, employee benefits, retirement plans, executive benefits and life insurance. It supplements coverage with in-house risk management, benefit plan administration and human resources services.

During the interview, Rusty talks about growing up in Texas, graduating from the University of North Texas and getting into the insurance business. He discusses being named President and CEO of Higginbotham in 1989 at the age of 27, and implementing the firm’s defining “single source” service model whereby customers can obtain all their insurance and financial services under one roof, as well as Higginbotham’s employee ownership structure, which aligns employees’ interests in the success of the firm.

Watch as Rusty shares some lessons learned and helpful advice he’s received during his career, the importance of community engagement and volunteerism, as well as some family highlights, and much more.

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