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    Linda Villegas

    Commercial Lines Underwriting Assistant

    Linda came to TAGA in 2008 with over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. As a Property and Causalty Underwriter Assistant, she strives to service our agents’ requests in a timely manner and to always maintain a positive attitude. Linda attended school at Travis High School and Austin Community College, in Austin, TX. Her

    Phone: 512-531-1732 x 242

    Linda came to TAGA in 2008 with over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. As a Property and Causalty Underwriter Assistant, she strives to service our agents’ requests in a timely manner and to always maintain a positive attitude.

    Linda attended school at Travis High School and Austin Community College, in Austin, TX. Her hobbies include: reading, walking, working on projects around the house and going to see her son play baseball at Mary Hardin Baylor University. She has three sons, ages 28, 25, and 22. She also has two dogs, both schnauzers.

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    Lisa Reynolds / CISR, CIC

    Commercial Lines / Brokerage Underwriter

    Lisa has been with TAGA since its founding in 1997. She began her insurance career on the retail side, then moved over to MGAs before coming to TAGA. At TAGA, she has been an Underwriter for Auto, as well as Property & Casualty, and is now the Brokerage Underwriter. She feels that communication is the

    Phone: 877-224-3465 x 212

    Lisa has been with TAGA since its founding in 1997. She began her insurance career on the retail side, then moved over to MGAs before coming to TAGA. At TAGA, she has been an Underwriter for Auto, as well as Property & Casualty, and is now the Brokerage Underwriter. She feels that communication is the most important aspect of good customer service.

    She graduated from Minden High School in Minden, Nebraska and received her degree from a nearby business college. Her hobbies are camping, boating and reading books.

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    Richard Salley

    Premium Finance / Claims / Commercial Lines

    Richard combined his experience with four insurance associates to form Tejas American. Until recently he was a Commercial Lines Underwriter. Now Richard is currently managing the TAGA Premium Finance Company. He is also responsible for handling claims at TAGA. Richard worked with a managing general agency starting in 1992 as Personal Lines Manager. During his

    Phone: 512-531-1722 x 211

    Richard combined his experience with four insurance associates to form Tejas American. Until recently he was a Commercial Lines Underwriter. Now Richard is currently managing the TAGA Premium Finance Company. He is also responsible for handling claims at TAGA.

    Richard worked with a managing general agency starting in 1992 as Personal Lines Manager. During his two-year venture, he set the stage and put the agency on the map as one of the premier farm and ranch insurance writers in the state of Texas.

    In March 1994, Richard was promoted to Underwriting Manager for all lines. Under his leadership, Austin Surplus Lines continued to grow and experience its greatest year ever in 1996. Richard held this position until March of 1997.

    Richard’s responsibilities included underwriting results and production commitments for all lines. He worked closely with the Administrative Manager and individual department managers under his direction to provide extraordinary service for customers while producing a profit for his companies and the agency.

    Prior to the agency field, Richard spent seven years in the oil and gas industry in the position of Insurance and Contracts Manager. He held this position for five years at Bearden Drilling Company and for two years at Burns Drilling Company. Preceding his work in the oil industry, Richard spent six years with Crum and Forster Insurance Company. While at C & F, he held positions that included marketing responsibilities and supervision of one of the largest farm and ranch insurance departments in the state of Texas.

    Richard received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Tech University. Since college, he has completed course work in Insurance Principles, CPCU and holds his CIC designation.

    Richard is married to Julie and has 2 daughters, Casey and Randi.