James A. Roe, ARLINGTON/ROE
President and CEO
James Roe leads Arlington/Roe, an independent family-owned MGA and wholesale insurance brokerage founded by his father in 1964. Roe joined the agency after graduating from Indiana University and became president and sole owner after his father’s untimely death in 1987. Thanks to his dedication to living by the Golden Rule, Roe has attracted many talented associates to the agency and has grown premium volume from $1.3 million in 1980 to $220 million today.
Roe is active in his community and the industry, contributing to university insurance programs and serving as a former president of the AAMGA and past director of NAPSLO. He was the first honorary commissioner of insurance in Indiana in 1990. Additionally, he serves on the board of Scecina Memorial High School in Indianapolis, and he and his wife are active in their church and community education and service programs. A familiar face in IBA, Roe is a Hot 100 regular and was part of the magazine’s first Hall of Fame class.