Bob Shepard of Harlingen Receives Paige Eiland Political Action Award
The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) is proud to announce that Harlingen independent insurance agent Bob Shepard is the winner of the Paige Eiland Political Action Award, presented at IIAT’s 121st Annual Conference and Trade Show in San Antonio.
The Paige Eiland Award recognizes a person whose political involvement has had a great impact on independent insurance agents. The award has only been presented five times since its inception 13 years ago. It was last presented in 2013 to Al Boenker of Fort Worth. The award is named for Paige Eiland of Stanton, TX, a longtime IIAT member who worked tirelessly on behalf of agents in both state and federal political arenas.
As a longtime member of IIAT, Shepard is a past board member and president of both IIAT and the IIAT Services Boards. He has served on IIAT’s Legislative Committee and is the chairman of the IIAT IMPACT Board of Trustees. He serves nationally on the IIABA InsurPac Board and has played a critical role through his service on the TWIA Board of Directors. “Bob is known for following through on his commitments, and takes his volunteer leadership roles extremely seriously,” said IIAT Governmental Affairs Director Lee Loftis.
As a pioneer in the Republican Party, Shepard was elected to the State Republican Executive Committee in the late 1980s. He has served twice on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. He was first appointed by Gov. George W. Bush in 1996 and was reappointed by Gov. Rick Perry in 2005. Shepard served as Chairman of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from 2006 to 2009. He also served as President of the College for All Texans Foundation. Additionally, Shepard is a past President of the University of Texas-Brownsville Development Board and former Chairman of the Board of Regents of Pan American University in Edinburg.
“Bob has been and continues to be a true servant leader to our industry, his community and business in Texas for over 40 years. During his career, he has become an influential voice at the Texas State Capitol and in D.C.,” said Lee.
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