Ben D. Smith, HIGGINBOTHAM

Ben D. Smith, HIGGINBOTHAM

Managing director
HIGGINBOTHAM

After graduating from Texas Tech University, Ben Smith worked in the banking industry in Houston for six years before relocating to McAllen, Texas, to begin an insurance career specializing in commercial property & casualty. That was 26 years ago, and he remains in the same office today as a managing director for Higginbotham.

“I believe there are three key factors that have facilitated my success in insurance,” Smith says. “Identifying clients who are the right fit for what we offer and are able to provide value to differentiate ourselves from our competitors; working at a firm committed to growth and that values creation; and having a great team of people surrounding me with common goals to support me, our clients and the local community.”

Outside of Higginbotham, Smith has served on multiple carrier agency councils, as well as a variety of city and nonprofit boards within the Rio Grande Valley.