Appointments Reinforce Industry Expertise and Support Growth in the Houston Market
(LITTLE ROCK, AR: November 2, 2015) – Stephens Insurance, LLC, an affiliate of Stephens Inc., an independent, full service investment banking firm, today announced the hiring of industry veterans Stuart Wallace and Morgan Moore. Their significant energy expertise is fundamental to the firm’s increasing oil and gas client portfolio in Houston and other key markets.
Mr. Wallace will serve as President of the recently opened Stephens Insurance Houston office. Previously, Mr. Wallace was with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. for over 15 years, where he was a lead producer and held several senior management positions concluding with Managing Director of the Energy Practice Group.
Mrs. Moore joins as Senior Vice-President. She previously worked with Stuart at Arthur J. Gallagher where she focused on energy-related Primary Casualty programs and client relations. Her experience spans Guaranteed Cost, Deductible, Self-Insured Retentions and Captive Insurance programs. Earlier, she was a National Accounts Underwriter for the Global Marine & Energy, Primary Casualty Division at American International Group (AIG) in both the Houston and Manhattan offices. Mrs. Moore was named as one of Business Insurance Magazine’s “40 Under 40 Regional Broker Leaders” in 2013.
“Our long-standing history in the oil and gas industry has been significant to our growth and client retention. This team furthers our ability to provide insurance clients with unparalleled knowledge of the energy sector and superior risk management solutions,” stated Martin M. Rhodes, President and Chief Executive of Stephens Insurance. “Our move into Houston is in response to demand for our unique offering and expertise in the industry’s own backyard. We look forward to Stuart and Morgan’s leadership, guidance, and contributions to growth in this market,” he concluded.
Mr. Wallace commented, “I am excited to work with Marty and the team at Stephens Insurance. As an affiliate of Stephens Inc., there is a wealth of oil and gas resources and information across research, corporate finance, and investments. Given our background and Stephens’ client-centered approach, this is a clear and natural fit for Morgan and me. It is a rare and welcome opportunity to have the support of the Stephens family which allows us to commit the right investments and strategies to carry us forward into the future. I look forward to a long and successful endeavor.”
The Stephens Insurance Houston office address is 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1910, Houston, Texas 77046, phone number (855) 407-9850.
About Stephens Insurance LLC.
Stephens Insurance is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas and is one of the largest privately owned insurance brokerages in the mid-south. We currently have 150+ associates throughout our network of offices in Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Dallas, Austin, Jackson, and most recently Houston.
About Stephens Inc.
Stephens Inc. is a full service investment banking firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Since its inception in 1933, privately held Stephens Inc. has served a broad client base which includes corporations, state and local governments, financial institutions, institutional investors and individual investors throughout the United States and overseas. For more information, visit www.stephens.com.
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