I was raised in West Texas (Andrews, TX). Attend Texas Tech University in Lubbock after graduating from High School. Prior to retiring on April 1, 2014, I worked for Arthur J. Gallagher & Company for thirty-five (35) years. Arthur J. Gallagher & Company was the fourth largest insurance broker in the world and third-largest in the United States. I managed two branch offices (Lubbock, and Odessa) that include 20+ employees. Many of the employees that I hired are still with the company today and climbing the ladder to success. Besides managing these offices, I also managed a book of business and ranked number four in the top ten producers in the United States. I married Marion Goff in 1972. Together we have five (5) grown children, seven (7) grandchildren, and five (5) great-grandchildren. We are both enjoying retirement. On May 19, 2014, we moved to Weatherford, TX to be close to our children and to enjoy our grandchildren.