Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Combined Agents of America LLC (CAA) announced its newly elected 2009 management committee at its recent annual meeting, including CAA's new chairman of the board Bill Bridges, executive vice president of Duncan, Fraser & Bridges, Pampa, Texas and CAA's new executive vice president, Don Hudson, vice-president of JHC Insurance Agency Inc. Victoria, Texas.

CAA also welcomed its 41st member Mr. Insurance Agency Inc., San Angelo, Texas, and its fourth new member in 2009. With recent expansion into Oklahoma and Kansas, Texas-based CAA is a managing general agency (MGA) committed to further expansion across the country to strengthen the independent agency system through profitable growth and exceptional service for its member agencies.

Each CAA management committee member is elected to serve a staggered two-year term and is selected by its board of members based on their leadership abilities and contributions to the organization. The new 2009 management committee includes:

Chairman of the Board - Bill Bridges, executive vice president of Duncan, Fraser & Bridges, Pampa, Texas . Bridges serves on the board of directors of The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT), and the Texas Mutual Agents' Council and the Travelers' Regional Agents Council.

President - Don Jones, president of Crockett Insurance Service, president of Houston-Walker Counties Insurance Service & Crockett Financial Service, Crockett, Texas.

Executive Vice President - Don Hudson, vice-president of JHC Insurance Agency Inc., Victoria, Texas.

Second Vice President - Michael Siegeler, president of the Siegeler Insurance Agency Inc., Giddings, Texas.

Secretary - Lloyd Eisenrich, president of The Weatherby-Eisenrich Inc., headquartered in Andrews, Texas with two other locations in Odessa, Texas as Edgmon-Eisenrich Insurance and in Granbury, Texas as Insco Insurance. Eisenrich serves on the national advisory board NorthStar, the agency advisory board for Allstate Corp./Encompass Insurance.

Treasurer - Jim Norris, CEO of Henry Norris Insurance Agency Inc., Lamesa, Texas. Norris is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Insurance.

Past Chairman - Brent Borgstedte, president of GBS Insurance Agency Inc., Bellaire, Texas. Borgstedte is also a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Houston's board of directors.

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