HOUSTON— Dean & Draper Insurance Agency, LP is proud to announce the promotion of Stephen B. Smith, CPCU to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Limited Partner over its group of agencies. For the past year Stephen has served as Executive Vice President of Soules Insurance Agency LP, a Dean & Draper Company.
“I am thrilled to begin working with the passionate and dedicated leadership team at Dean & Draper,” Smith said. “I admire the legacy that Bob Dean began more than 37 years ago, and I look forward to bringing my expertise to strengthen the firm’s already tenacious sales and customer service goals.”
The Dean & Draper leadership team is confident that Stephen’s vast experience will enhance the future growth of Dean & Draper by elevating its level of customer satisfaction through internal training and development programs. Increasing product knowledge and adding risk management services for clients is a key goal of the group. His experience will also enhance the merger and acquisition activity for the agency and well as solidifying company relationships.
“Stephen’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key addition to the Dean & Draper family,” Kyle Dean, President & CEO said. “We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to being the leading company in our industry”
Smith’s wide-ranging responsibilities include operations, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, marketing and advertising, as well as internal training and development programs. Among his many areas of expertise, he is nationally recognized for his knowledge and proficiency in directors/officers and construction industry risk management.
Dean & Draper Insurance is ranked one of the largest independently owned agencies in Texas. It is a full-service insurance agency that has offered commercial and personal insurance, as well as employee
benefits for over 37 years.