Tim McClendon is an Insurance Expert at Bates Group who began his insurance career in 1972. His training included several years with a major carrier in all facets of the property and casualty business.
Tim is Managing Partner of Hertel McClendon, L.L.P. in Fort Worth, Texas. The agency maintains an additional location in Austin. The agency is affiliated with Insurors Group, L.L.C. with 12 professional agencies throughout Texas. Tim earned a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) professional designation in 1977, a Certified Workers Compensation Advisor (CWCA) designation in 2004, and is a licensed risk manager. His clients include manufacturers, printers, law firms, technology, retail, and contracting risks. Tim is a graduate of Texas Christian University (TCU) where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. He is a member of the TCU Lettermen's Association and the TCU Alumni Association.
As a member of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors national faculty, Tim teaches insurance courses throughout Texas and around the country including Certified Insurance Service Representatives, Certified Insurance Counselors and Ruble Seminars. Tim was chosen as one of seven charter members of the National Alliance’s Distinguished Faculty in 2014.
He is a past chairman of the Board of Governors for the Society of CISR. Tim also serves as Chairman of the Technical Affairs Committee for the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America and is a past chairman of Mid-America Insurance Conference.
He is a former “Teacher of the Year” for Professional Insurance Agents of Texas and has been a member of the adjunct faculty teaching insurance and risk management courses for the M. J. Neeley School of Business at TCU. He has taught classes for the University of Dallas MBA program, the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas, CPCU Society, CFP program, and in-house classes for many insurance carriers and agencies. Tim also serves as an expert witness in insurance-related litigation.
Hertel McClendon, L.L.P., Fort Worth and Austin, TX, 2000 – 2020
Insurors Group, LLC, Agency is affiliated with Insurors Group, LLC made up of professional agencies throughout Texas in Austin, Fort Worth, Garland, Waco, New Braunfels, Rockport, Odessa, Amarillo, Abilene, Sherman, Harlingen and Galveston, Texas. The group is the tenth largest agency partnership in the nation (Insurance Journal, August 6, 2018).
Independent Insurance Agent, 1976 – 2020
American General Fire & Casualty, Marketing Representative, 1972 – 1976
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Management, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, 1972
Chosen as one of seven charter members of the Distinguished Faculty in 2014 by the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research
Past “Teacher of the Year” for PIA of Texas
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