FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Higginbotham, one of the largest independent insurance firms in the U.S. with more than 20 locations in Texas, hired Bernie Henyon, LUTCF as associate of personal property/casualty insurance. He joins the firm's Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters to provide home, automobile and liability insurance services to high net worth individuals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
For the past four years, Henyon has been an associate pastor at HighRidge Church in Fort Worth, overseeing 35 life groups and a $5 million capital campaign while counseling congregation members.
Ministry was a career change for Henyon, who owned an Allstate Insurance Company affiliated firm 1988-2011 that sold property/casualty and life products. He was honored with a National Quality Award, Allstate Honor Ring and Allstate National Champion accolades for exceptional sales and service.
Returning to insurance is a career shift that stays true to his talent—cultivating relationships. Henyon says, "I just like talking to people, hearing their stories and doing whatever I can to help them be successful. Whether it's insurance or ministry, I have the opportunity to learn about people and safeguard them."
Henyon, a 1986 Texas Christian University graduate, is a member of TCU Frog Club, TCU Letterman's Association and TCU Clark Society. He is a Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) involved in the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fort Worth Chapter.
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 more than 20 additional offices statewide. Higginbotham ranks as the nation's 32nd largest independent insurance brokerage firm based on revenue (Business Insurance, July 2015). Visit www.higginbotham.net for more information.