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Jeff Brady of Houston to Serve as Chair of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas

Jun 21, 2018

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) elected Jeffrey L. Brady of Brady, Chapman, Holland & Associates (BCH) in Houston, to serve as chair for 2018-19 during IIAT’s 121st Annual Conference and Trade Show in San Antonio. With nearly 1,600 member agencies in 225 counties, IIAT is the largest state association of independent insurance agents and professionals in the U.S.

Jeff started his insurance career in 1985 by joining the newly formed Brady, Chapman, Holland & Associates, Inc. in Houston (the firm was founded in 1983 by Jeff’s father, Tim Brady, and two partners, Lonnie Holland and Ed Chapman). In 1994, Jeff became a shareholder in the firm, 1996 the president, 2003 the CEO, and in 2017, the chairman. Jeff holds a General Lines P&C and General Lines Life, Accident and HMO license, a Risk Managers license and a surplus lines license. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor and a Certified Risk Manager.

Jeff has served on various committees with the Independent Insurance Agents of Houston (IIAH) and IIAT. He served on the IIAH Board and as its president in 1997-1998. He is a past recipient of IIAT’s Young Agent of the Year award, the IIAH John Daniel Outstanding Committee Chairperson Award and the IIAH Outstanding Service Award.

Jeff has been and is currently active with several insurance company advisory panels on a local, regional and national basis; including Amerisure, Central Mutual, CNA, Encompass, Fireman’s Fund, Hartford, and Texas Mutual. BCH is a founding partner of RiskProNet International (RPN) and Jeff has served on the RPN Board of Directors.

Jeff has been active in several charities and is Past President of LutherHill Ministry (2015-2017) in LaGrange, Texas. Jeff and his wife Stephanie are members of Kinsmen Lutheran Church where they have both been active for over 30 years. They have two grown sons, one daughter-in-law and four grandchildren.


Matt Smith

About IIAT

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) expands the value and influence of independent insurance agencies via advocacy, training, business solutions, professional networking, and market resources.

Independent insurance agents represent multiple insurance companies; they aren’t employees of any single insurance company. Their independence empowers them to focus exclusively on providing their customers with the best, most personalized insurance options possible.

As the largest association of independent agencies in the country—representing nearly 1,500 agencies that employ approximately 20,000 Texans—IIAT provides a wide range of products and resources to the insurance industry. Each year, IIAT delivers more than 250 days of education, ongoing legislative and regulatory advocacy, access to new insurance markets, customized business solutions, and answers to thousands of specific questions from across the state (and country).

Learn more online at IIAT is affiliated with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA, the “Big I”) and TrustedChoice. There are 14 local, standalone associations in Texas.