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November 01, 2017

Stephens Insurance Adds Property & Casualty and Benefits Expertise to its Houston Branch

Stephens Insurance, LLC, an affiliate of Stephens Inc., an independent, full service investment banking firm, today announced the hiring of industry veterans Leigh Ellis and Will Ogilvie. As Stephens Insurance’s presence continues to expand into greater Houston, Mr. Ellis and Mr. Ogilvie bring cross-sector expertise to the local team and a deep knowledge of property & casualty and benefits products and services.

Mr. Ellis joins Stephens as a Senior Vice President in the Commercial Property & Casualty practice with expertise in advising large commercial accounts on their property and casualty needs. In his new role, Mr. Ellis will develop Stephens Insurance’s Houston book of business in property and casualty and establish a personal lines market for Stephens in the region. Prior to joining Stephens, Mr. Ellis spent seven years at Marsh & McLennan Agency and began his career working for American General Fire and Casualty Co. in 1976.   

Mr. Ogilvie will serve as Vice President of the Life & Health Benefits practice of Stephens Insurance in Houston. In this role, he will work with business leaders to identify opportunities to improve employee benefit programs and administrative services, and tailor customized solutions for each client’s business goals. With 16-years of experience in the insurance industry, Mr. Ogilvie joins Stephens from Ascende, an EPIC Company and Top 20 National Insurance Brokerage. He also previously worked for DirectPath, LLC and RS Investments.

“Our insurance work in Houston continues to grow and as we continue to work toward meeting the evolving insurance needs of the region, Leigh and Will will be an essential part of offering benefits and property and casualty expertise to our clients,” said Stuart Wallace, President of Stephens Insurance—Houston. “We look forward to having their more than 50 years of combined experience join our team to enhance the expertise of our local office and Stephens Insurance’s overall business.” 

The Stephens Insurance Houston office address is 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1200, 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. There are currently more than 170 associates throughout Stephens Insurance’s network of offices in Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Dallas, Austin, Jackson, Houston and Birmingham. Stephens Insurance National Producer #8844362

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

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