James Russell, Partner, Insurance & Risk Advisor, Texas Associates Insurors
TEXAS ASSOCIATES INSURORS
James Russell went from coaching high school football to coaching businesses on how to play safe in their respective fields, which was a surprising and rewarding leap. “I suppose my work background prepared me well to work harder when challenges arise,” he says.
While Russell enjoys the competitive aspect of the industry and getting to “outwork” the competition, he believes the key to success in insurance still lies in relationship-building. He also credits Texas Associates for its effective support structure, unique approach and portfolio of relevant tools, which have allowed him to build a successful book of business. In 2014, Russell was named Young Agent of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas.