Delta General Agency Corporation was formed in 1959 as a means of providing access by local recording agents in Texas to certain specialized facilities. In 1971, Delta Lloyds Insurance Company of Houston Texas was formed to provide insurance coverage in a more competitive and a less controlled environment.
Throughout the intervening years, additional general agency facilities were added, until at the present time, Delta acts as a wholesale intermediary for approximately thirty admitted standard lines and non-admitted special risk carriers. In addition, Delta holds a binding authority from Underwriters at Lloyds, London. Under the leadership and guidance of William A. (Bill) Fink, President and CEO, and Dave Van Tiem, EVP , they have built a reputation for integrity, financial strength, innovative insurance products and extraordinary service.
We are proud of our memberships and especially the personal involvement of our employees in the following professional insurance organizations:
Retail: FIWT, IIAT, San Antonio IIA, Austin IIA, Houston IAA, Dallas IIA and other local associations
Wholesale: TSLA, AAMGA, NAPSLO
Finance: TPIA, IPFAT
It is through management's encouragement and support that employees devote personal time to these very important organizations.
Penny Restrepo was elected President of the Texas Surplus Lines Association for 2015.
President & CEO
- Direct Line: 713-570-2716
Bill Fink, President and CEO is a past President of the Texas Surplus Lines Association, past Sr. Vice President of the American Association of Managing General Agents and past Vice Chair of the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas.
Dave Van Tiem
Executive Vice President, Director of Commercial Lines
- Direct Line: 713-570-2713
Dave oversees all commercial business and programs, and provides his leadership and creativity toward growing the commercial division.
Sabrina Helfenbein-Pope, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
- Direct Line: 713-570-2714
Sabrina is responsible for the financial accuracy and reporting for all entities, including Delta Lloyds Insurance Company and Delta General Agency Corporation. She also oversees the operations of Delta Finance of Texas.
Roya Azari, CPCU, AU, AIS
Vice President Commercial Lines, Director of Property & Casualty
- Direct Line: 713-570-2734
Roya oversees the Property and Casualty department's overall production through marketing, education, agency relations, and business development. Roya is also responsible for enhancing underwriting efficiency and service to our agents.
Assistant Vice President, North Texas Branch Manager
- Direct Line: 713-570-2707
Wes manages Commercial Property and Casualty for Delta's North Texas branch. Wes and his underwriting team serve North Texas agents in the DFW area as well as East and West Texas by providing agent partners quick access to many A-rated commercial markets.
Vice President Commercial Lines, Director Transportation
- Direct Line: 713-570-2721
Penny manages our Transportation Department. She was elected President of the Texas Surplus Lines Association for 2014-2015 term.
Vice President, Personal Lines
- Direct Line: 713-570-2761
Greg manages both High Value and Low-to-Mid Value Personal Lines divisions, and features a full range of personal products including standard and non-admitted lines for home and umbrella, schedules, watercraft and kidnap & ransom.
Vice President Marketing and Flood
- Direct Line: 713-570-2751
Jim manages Delta's marketing to our agents and is responsible for agent contracts. He is also an expert in the FEMA Flood Program and teaches CE credited classes in flood.
Senior Vice President Operations and Technology
- Direct Line: 713-570-2757
Jose has carried out the vision and execution of our Technology Plan. His responsibilities require attaining and maintaining state of the art technology in systems, communications, imaging, computer telephony, and customer service; concurrent with ensuring maximum stability, security, and privacy compliance.
Connie Strader, PHR, SHRM-CP
Manager, Human Resources & Administration
- Direct Line: 713-570-2742
Connie manages the overall administration of Delta’s Human Resources services, policies and programs. She effectively communicates and supports Delta’s vision through employee relations, performance management, talent acquisition, compliance oversight, compensation, benefits and as a business partner.
Communications and Training Manager
- Direct Line: 713-570-2791
Lauren leads our digital marketing efforts as well as implements and manages our social media platforms including LinkedIn and Facebook. She also coordinates our training efforts, providing educational opportunities to both our underwriters and agents.