Higginbotham Associates has promoted commercial insurance broker Mike Bateman to its managing director group for 2012. Bateman, who joined Higginbotham’s Dallas office in 2004, was promoted from account executive.
With this addition, Higginbotham has 38 managing directors who collectively guide the firm’s best practices for growth, customer service, employment, vendor relations and operations. The group convenes from Higginbotham’s offices across Texas during an annual retreat every November to strengthen relationships and strategize for the upcoming year.
As managing director, Bateman will lead Higginbotham’s sales strategy team, a group of four top-performers who support the firm’s brokers in identifying sales opportunities, communicating insurance solutions and achieving production goals. The sales strategy team coordinates the training efforts for all of Higginbotham’s 17 offices in Texas.
Bateman will continue playing a key operations role in the property/casualty insurance division of the firm’s Dallas office and producing sales.
Before joining Higginbotham, Bateman was a regional sales manager for a company operating in Dallas and Fort Worth. He has broad commercial insurance experience with a concentration in the health care and real estate industries.
Source: Higginbotham Associates