Higginbotham has hired commercial property and casualty insurance broker Kyle Schielack as vice president at its Houston office.
He brings eight years' experience managing risk and insurance for commercial real estate and development, multi-family, manufacturing and distribution companies in Houston and the Gulf Coast region.
Higginbotham is ranked by revenue as the largest independent insurance broker based in Texas. The firm operates two offices in Houston with 150 insurance, risk management and employee benefit professionals providing a single source solution to businesses and individuals.
"We have groups within our commercial insurance practice that specialize in a range of industries," said Dudley Ray, a managing partner for Higginbotham in Houston. "So companies in business sectors that have distinctive risks can rely on Higginbotham for expertise in their field as well as broad insurance and financial services. Kyle's understanding of real estate and manufacturing operations is a welcome complement to our industry programs."
Schielack was most recently a vice president at a private insurance agency in Houston where he achieved record revenue growth. He is a 2008 Texas A&M University Mays Business School graduate and a licensed Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Manager.
Schielack serves with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Calf Scramble Committee, the Prison Entrepreneurship Program and as a Class Agent for Texas A&M Class of '08. He also established Live Oak Professionals, a group of young executives committed to professional development.
He is a member of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church with his wife and daughters, ages 1 month and 2 years.