CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial insurance brokers Aaron Endris and Bryan Parker joined the Swantner & Gordon branch office of Higginbotham in Corpus Christi, Texas. Higginbotham is listed as the second largest independent insurance firm by revenue in Texas and has more than 20 offices across the state. Swantner & Gordon merged with Higginbotham in 2010.
Endris joins as manager of the bond department and Parker as associate of property/casualty insurance, concentrating his service to the oil and gas and transportation industries.
Endris comes to Higginbotham from Mullis Newby Hurst, LP with 10 years of experience in underwriting and agency management. As co-bond manager and account executive for Mullis, he helped lead a team that produced more than $8 million in bond premium. In 2012 and 2013, Mullis named Endris New Business Producer of the Year. He also held bond positions at Safeco Insurance Company and K&S Insurance Agency.
Endris received a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2000, and he is a certified Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS). He is a member of the Associated General Contractors South Texas Chapter (AGC) and Associated Builders & Contractors Coastal Bend Chapter (ABC).
Parker started in insurance as an intern for Swantner & Gordon in 2008. Then he honed his production and management talents as a sales representative at Interstate Batteries of South Texas and as an area director at Young Life in Gregory-Portland. Now Parker returns to the office and the industry where he feels most at home.
Parker graduated from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi with a bachelor's degree in business marketing in 2009. He also completed leadership training at Dale Carnegie.
Higginbotham is a single source for insurance, risk management and financial services that provides access to commercial and personal property/casualty coverage, employee benefits, retirement plans, life insurance and executive compensation through more than 250 regional and national carriers. The firm was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, with more than 20 additional offices in the state. Higginbotham ranks as the nation's 30th largest independent insurance brokerage firm based on revenue (Business Insurance, July 2014). Visit www.higginbotham.net for more information.