Norma Essary of Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas is part of the Insurance Business America Elite Women in Insurance 2017.

Executive director / CEO
Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas 

As executive director of the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas [SLTX], Norma Essary has maintained a national presence on insurance and risk management matters with the creation of a new measure of program management for the E&S lines market in Texas and throughout the US. Essary regularly works with trade and industry associations, legislative staff, counsel and media platforms to promote an E&S system that supports the risk needs of consumers. Under her leadership, SLTX has successfully reestablished its presence and position in the industry and has become an information promoter and authority on various fronts.

Essary’s career covers a number of specific insurance industries, including admitted versus non-admitted insurer market selections, construction (OCIP/ROCIP) claims management, self-funded health programs and onsite medical clinic services, safety/risk mitigation, litigation management, and more recently, compliance and regulatory oversight. Before joining SLTX, Essary spent more than a decade as VP of risk management for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the world. There, she oversaw strategic enterprise risk management and was responsible for managing a $3.5 billion construction-specific ROCIP, a self-funded WC program, a fully staffed on-site medical clinic and all other safety programs under the occupational health and safety umbrella. 

Essary has been named a Top Risk Management Professional by D CEO magazine and a Top Risk Manager by the Texas Public Risk & Insurance Management Association. She is also a recipient of a Women in Business Award from the Dallas Business Journal.

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