BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Regions Insurance, an affiliate of Regions Bank, announced today it has hired David Linhardt as State Executive for Arkansas and Texas.
As State Executive, Linhardt will oversee Regions Insurance operations in the Little Rock, Fayetteville, and Fort Smith markets in Arkansas and the firm’s Houston, Dallas, Texarkana and Waco markets in Texas. He is responsible for maintaining key industry and recruiting relationships, along with driving the enhancement and execution of the company’s long-term strategic initiatives within those states. Linhardt succeeds Fred Stone who has transitioned to a business development role with Regions Insurance.
“Dave is a seasoned executive, whose knowledge of the geography will be invaluable to us as we execute on our client service and acquisition strategies in Arkansas and Texas,” said Regions Insurance Group, President and CEO, Rick Ulmer.
Linhardt brings more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry to his new role. Before joining Regions Insurance, Linhardt was with Travelers, CNA and most recently was Regional Vice President for The Hartford in Dallas. He began his insurance career as a property and casualty underwriting trainee at Kemper Insurance in 1989. He graduated from Lindenwood University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and an M.B.A. in Business Administration and Management. Linhardt is on the board of the Dallas chapter of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IIFC), a member of the Independent Agents Association of Dallas, and is actively involved with the charitable organizations Feed the Children and The Vogel Alcove Foundation.
Mike Breedlove, Southeast Regional Executive, adds, “Dave’s 25-plus years of experience in the industry, his strengths in underwriting and leadership, and his already-close working relationships with our teams in Arkansas and Dallas make him a natural fit for this role. We are excited to have him leading these important markets.”
Regions Insurance serves customers across the country through a growing network of offices throughout the Southeast, Texas and Indiana. In addition to business insurance and individual insurance options, Regions Insurance also provides employee benefits services and captive insurance solutions.
About Regions Insurance
Regions Insurance, an affiliate of Regions Bank, is ranked among the top 35 U.S. insurance brokers. In 2016, Regions Insurance was recognized among the top 10 fastest growing large-group employee benefit brokerages in the U.S. with $10 million to $50 million in large-group revenue, as presented by Employee Benefits Adviser in partnership with business intelligence data analytics firm miEdge. Regions Insurance offers comprehensive insurance solutions and risk management services for businesses and individuals through more than 600 insurance professionals. Additional information about Regions Insurance and its products and services can be found at www.regionsinsurance.com.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $125 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 1,900 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.