Houston, Texas, July 31, 2013 – Dean & Draper Insurance Agency LP announced that Kyle Dean has taken the helm as President and CEO in the wake of Bob Dean’s sudden passing. In his former position as Vice President and Partner, Kyle Dean played an integral role in the strategy and daily function of Dean & Draper.

“We are strong and we are moving forward,” said Dean. “It’s business as usual at Dean & Draper. I am humbled and honored by my father’s faith and trust in me to carry on his legacy.”

Kyle Dean holds a BA in Entrepreneurial Management from Texas Christian University and an MBA from Texas Wesleyan University. He has spent the last nine years fully committed to the company’s clientele, business partners and the Dean & Draper team.

He also serves the insurance industry as a whole in his role as board member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Houston and Vice-Chairman of its Legislative Committee. In addition, he is an active member of Independent Insurance Agents of Texas. He is well positioned to maintain the vision he and his father shared, upholding the reputation of quality and service on which Dean & Draper was built.

Throughout his lifelong commitment to building a strong agency, the elder Dean crafted a business that would continue to grow and thrive in his absence. The Dean duo worked hand in hand over the years, formulating strategies for the future based on shared values and philosophies. Both agreed the people who make up Dean & Draper are its most valuable asset.

 “My father left us much too soon, and his presence will be greatly missed,” said Dean. “However, he set us up for success, focusing on a solid, trustworthy staff as the driving force of this agency. Together, the team and I share a commitment to insure the growth of Texas for many generations to come."

About the Bob Dean Memorial Fund

In memory of Bob Dean, the Bob Dean Memorial Fund was set up to benefit the Insurance & Risk Management Degree Program at the University of Houston-Downtown. Mr. Dean was a founder of the Insurance & Risk Management degree program and Chair of the IRM Center Advisory Council. Checks made payable to UH-Downtown may be mailed to Dr. Wendall Braniff, Director Insurance & Risk Management Center, University of Houston-Downtown, One Main, Suite B-488, Houston, TX 77002.

About Dean & Draper Insurance Agency LP

Founded in 1980, Dean & Draper caters to an international roster of clients from six offices, including its headquarters in Houston, Texas. Through a network of more than 200 diverse insurers, the independent company offers the most competitive, comprehensive policies for personal and commercial insurance needs. This National Top 100 agency in Property & Casualty and Top 50 agency in personal policies underwrites in excess of $150 million in annual auto, home, health and corporate premiums.

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