FORT WORTH, Texas, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Higginbotham hired commercial property and casualty insurance broker Kyle J. Schielack as vice president at its Houston office. He brings eight years' experience managing risk and insurance for commercial real estate and development, multi-family, manufacturing and distribution companies in Houston and the Gulf Coast region.
Higginbotham is ranked by revenue as the largest independent insurance broker based in Texas. The firm operates two offices in Houston with 150 insurance, risk management and employee benefit professionals providing a single source solution to businesses and individuals.
"We have groups within our commercial insurance practice that specialize in a range of industries," said Dudley Ray, a managing partner for Higginbotham in Houston. "So companies in business sectors that have distinctive risks can rely on Higginbotham for expertise in their field as well as broad insurance and financial services. Kyle's understanding of real estate and manufacturing operations is a welcome complement to our industry programs."
Schielack was most recently a vice president at a private insurance agency in Houston where he achieved record revenue growth. He is a 2008 Texas A&M University Mays Business School graduate and a licensed Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Manager.
Schielack serves with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Calf Scramble Committee, the Prison Entrepreneurship Program and as a Class Agent for Texas A&M Class of '08. He also established Live Oak Professionals, a group of young executives committed to professional development.
He is a member of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church with his wife and daughters, ages 1 month and 2 years.
Higginbotham is a single source for insurance and financial services that brokers business insurance, employee benefits, retirement plans, executive benefits, life insurance and home/auto insurance from more than 250 regional and national carriers. It supplements coverage with in-house risk management and benefit plan administration services. The firm was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, with 26 additional offices statewide serving domestic and international customers. Higginbotham ranks by revenue as the nation's 31st largest independent insurance brokerage firm, making it the largest Texas-based broker (Business Insurance, July 2016). Visit www.higginbotham.net for more information.
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