Drex Foreman Award

Purpose

This prestigious award, the association's highest honor, recognizes exceptional individual contributions to the Independent Agency System, the Texas insurance industry and local community. The award is named for Drex Foreman, who served as executive director of IIAT for 30 years. The award is presented at the annual conference awards luncheon.

Eligibility

Candidates must be an owner, partner, manager, employee or associate of an IIAT-member agency (but not a current officer or director of IIAT), or be an employee or former employee of IIAT. Nominations are solicited each March.

Past Winners

   
*Deceased
2015   Garry Kaufman Galveston
2014   David Surles Austin
2013   Bill Henry Dallas
2012
  Loyd Neal Corpus Christi
2011   Tim Brady Houston
2010   Wallace C. Goodman, CPCU, CIC Corpus Christi
2009   Don Medlin Plano
2008   Don Morriss, AAI, CPCU Texarkana
2007 * James Elbert, CIC Lake Jackson
2006   Douglas Sanford, CIC Lubbock
2005   Marietta McCain, CIC San Antonio
2004   Donald Bowles, CPCU, CIC, CLU Dallas
2003   Matt Berry Austin
2002   Ernest N. Stromberger, AAI, CAE Austin
2001   Will Watt, CIC Texas City
2000 * Lloyd Grove Jr. Corpus Christi
1999 * Richard E. Marks, CIC Houston
1998   Cruger S. Ragland, CPCU, CIC Dallas
1997   John F. Brimberry Victoria
1996   Richard Roach Dallas
1995   Al Purifoy Temple
1994   DeValse Cox Wichita Falls
1993   Josh R. Morriss Jr., CPCU Texarkana
1992 * T. Champe Fitzhugh Jr., CPCU, CIC, ARM, AAI, CLU, ChFC, AIC Waco
1991 * Cam Fannin Lubbock
1990   A. W. "Bill" Bailey Jr., CIC Waco
1989   Thomas J. Baker Jr., CIC Houston
1988   W. E. Peavy Jr., CPCU, CLU Garland
1987   L. B. Stover Jr. Madisonville
1986   Robert D. Bergman, CPCU Weatherford
1985 * Wade Spilman Austin
1984   Grant Jones, CPCU Abilene
1983 * David B. Noel, CPCU Dallas
1982 * Durward L. Anderson Houston
1981 * Ben R. Binford San Antonio
1980 * Fred E. Bosworth Tyler
1979 * Josh R. Morriss Sr. Texarkana
1978 * J. P. Houstoun Jr. Houston
1977 * Dwight W. Sleeper Jr. Dallas
1976 * Marion Sanford Lubbock
1975 * Mary Doug Stephens Beaumont
1974 * Forest S. Pearson Austin
1973 * Drex G. Foreman Fort Worth
1972 * Porter Ellis, CPCU Dallas
1971 * Marley Styner Crockett
1970 * T. Champe Fitzhugh Sr. Waco
1969 * Arthur Randol San Antonio
1968 * Joe E. Vincent, CPCU Houston

2016 Drex Foreman Award Winner

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Bob Shepard - Harlingen

(left, with his wife Anne and Gov. Abbott)

Nominate a Drex Candidate

Email nominations to Pat Arthur. Nominations must be received by the IIAT office by April 15 each year.

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