Gerald Horton, USG Insurance Services
Chairman and CEO
USG INSURANCE SERVICES
Gerald Horton started his career in 1965 in the billing department of Bituminous Casualty Corporation, where he worked his way up from claims, clerical and underwriting roles to management positions. He was branch manager of Bituminous’ main office for several years before moving to Burns & Wilcox, where he served as executive vice president and grew operations from three to 40-plus locations during his 19 years at the company.
Horton founded USG Insurance Services in 2001, holding the title of president until 2012, when he became chairman and CEO. His vision and strategy created the plan for USG’s footprint, distribution, products and infrastructure. USG currently has 20 locations, more than 200 team members and six divisions: a national wholesale/MGA operation writing in all states; Brokers Financial Services, a premium finance company; BFS Inspections, an inspection company operating in more than 25 states; Allied American Underwriters, a program manager and specialty division offering commercial and personal lines and surety; Into Innovations, a full-service insurance marketing and advertising operation; and Aureate Technology Solutions, an information technology company.