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Mark Ray of Corpus Christi to Serve as Chair-Elect of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas

Jun 21, 2018

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) elected Mark Ray of Borden Insurance in Corpus Christi, to serve as chair-elect for 2018-2019 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.

Ray is a vice president of Borden Insurance Agency in Corpus Christi. His insurance experience spans more than 30 years. Ray started his career as a commercial insurance agent with Swantner and Gordon Insurance Agency before joining Borden Insurance more than 12 years ago. He specializes in oil and gas, lawyers' professional liability and other commercial property and casualty coverage. He has served as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of the Coastal Bend, chairman of the IIAT Windstorm Task Force, and as regional vice president for IMPACT, IIAT’s statewide political action committee.

Ray is very active in his community in Corpus Christi, where he has resided since 1972. He is chairman of the board for the Coastal Conservation Association Texas, chairman for the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at Texas A&M, and serves on the board of directors for the Building Conservation Trust and as a trustee for the Texas Foundation for Conservation. He and his wife Robin have been married for 28 years, and are active members of First United Methodist Church.


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.