Our History

 
 

It all started…

In the Spring of 2010, Liz Collier and Lori Mach from the Texas Home Office Underwriters Association in Dallas began exploring the establishment of a regional conference to be situated in Texas.  Contact was made with Ginger Forrest with the Central Texas Home Office Underwriters Association for assistance with the initial planning. Hank George and Bill Tilford provided support and shortly thereafter, a date for a conference in 2011 was selected.  Hank and Bill also contacted underwriters in the Houston area, and the Texas Gulf Coast Association was born.  From that nascent group, Sharon Baughman joined the TWUC planning committee.

 

In 2011, the first Texas-Wide Underwriting Conference was held from April 3-5, at the Hilton in Waco, Texas. The Planning committee included: Sharon Baughman, Liz Collier. Lori Mach, Simone Moore and Eric Storey, with special thanks to Richard Odom, Hank George and Bill Tilford.

 

April 2011: IRS EIN was obtained

 

November 2011: TWUC Articles of Association were signed

 

November 2011: Application made for IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status

 

2012 was held March 18- 20, at the Westin Galleria in Houston, Texas.  

Planning committee: Sharon Baughman, Liz Collier, Lori Mach, Simone Moore, Richard Odom, and Eric Storey.

 

October 2012: 501(c)(3) status was granted by the IRS for TWUC and non-profit status with the state of Texas followed shortly thereafter

 

2013 October 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio, Texas. 

Planning Committee:  Liz Collier, Shelley Dominguez, Ayse Gupinar, Richard Odom, Leigh Ann Sem, Eric Storey and Jill Thompson.

 

2014 October 8-10 at the Hilton in Ft Worth, Texas. 

Planning Committee: Liz Collier, Shelley Dominguez, Ayse Gupinar, Richard Odom, Leigh Ann Sem and Jill Thompson.

 

2015 October 7-9 at the Inn on Barons Creek in Fredericksburg, Texas.  

Planning Committee: James Atkins, Liz Biles, Paul Boudreau, Liz Collier, Joy Davis, Katy Luebke, Richard Odom, Michelle Privett, Rebecca Rameriz, and Jill Thompson.

 

2016 October 5-7 at the Hilton in Waco, Texas.  Planning Committee: James Atkins, Liz Biles, Paul Boudreau, Liz Collier, Joy Davis, Keith Hoeffner, Katy Luebke, Richard Odom, Michelle Privett, Rebecca Rameriz, and Jill Thompson.

 

2017 October 4-6 at the South Shore Hotel in League City, Texas.  Planning Committee: James Atkins, Christina Baldwin, Liz Biles, Paul Boudreau, Liz Collier, Joy Davis, Sharon Garner, Jennifer Gill, Michelle Green, Amy Harrison, Keith Hoeffner, Katy Luebke, Joy Miller, Michelle Privett, Rebecca Rameriz, Libby Simon, Jill Thompson, Laura Trout, and Dee Velazquez.

 

2018 October 3-5 at the Magnolia Park Cities in Dallas, Texas.  Planning Committee: James Atkins, Christina Baldwin, Paul Boudreau, Liz Collier, Joy Davis, Sharon Garner, Jennifer Gill, Michelle Green, Keith Hoeffner, Katy Luebke, Joy Miller, Michelle Privett, Cat Puma, Rebecca Rameriz, Libby Simon, Jill Thompson, Laura Trout, and Dee Velazquez.

 

2019 October 2-4 at the Inn on Barons Creek in Fredericksburg, Texas.  Planning Committee: James Atkins, Jenny Balakian, Georgetta Bolleter, Liz Collier, Joy Davis, Jennifer Gill, Michelle Green, Keith Hoeffner, Katy Luebke, Michelle Privett, Rebecca Rameriz, Anthony Sacco, Libby Simon, Jill Thompson, Roy Travers, Laura Trout, Dee Velazquez and Yuliya Wysong.