Meet The GUS BATES Family

Our Team


Commercial Property & Casualty

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Matt Orlie

Sr. Consultant

I love being with my family.  On the weekends you can find me coaching my son’s sports or I’m on the lake.

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Russ Morris, PLCS

Sr. Consultant

Outside of Gus Bates, I am spending time with my family, riding motorcycles, fishing, camping and woodworking.

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Chanda Yim

Consultant

Whether it’s traveling, cooking, reading or tattoos, I am always giving too much affection to my cats.

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Dillon Hawkins

Consultant

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Dana Guinn, CISR

Account Manager

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, getting involved in youth sports, and supporting and attending our son’s athletic games and meets.

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Deja Rogers

Assistant Account Manager

I love to bow hunt, fish, workout, take my jeep on trails, spend time at the ranch in Jacksboro, TX or at the cabin in Silverton, Colorado. I love hanging out with my family, my husband and little boy Dash.

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Guy Young

Risk Manager & HR Consultant

As long as it’s round and rolls, I love sports of all kinds.

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Juli Willmott, ACSR

Sr. Account Manager

Outside of work I am reading, riding bike trails, spending time with family, traveling and hiking!

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Karen Harden

Sr. Account Manager

Outside of work I like spending time with my family, shopping with my granddaughters and volunteering with Union Gospel Mission.

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Kathy Roosz, CIC, ACSR

Sr. Account Manager

I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also spend time cycling Trinity Trails and through Benbrook State Park.

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Pat Sien

Property & Casualty Technician

I’m a huge sports fan, I love going to Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers games. I also love traveling, spending time with my family and friends, movies, road trips, and exploring new things to do and new places to eat!

Employee Benefits

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Cammie Nowell, CBC

VP, Employee Benefits

My favorite thing outside of work is spending time doing active things with my husband, Jimmy, and two children Olivia & Mitchell and dog Coco. I also love to travel, snow ski, cycle, hang with friends, go to church and anything outdoors especially TCU & Aggie sports!

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Gary Lewis

Sr. Consultant

Gary loves spending time with my wife Megan, and their boys Locke & Cal.  He also likes to travel and support TCU athletics!

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Justin Phipps, CBC

VP, Employee Benefits

I love spending time with wife Michelle and sons Parker & Mason whether it’s hunting, fishing and watching sports.

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Peter Welch

Sr. Consultant

I love being outside – whether it’s hunting, fishing, cheering on the Frogs, or spending time with my wife, Morgan, and our yellow lab, Packer. A cold beer on a patio is tough to beat, too!

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Mark Grace

Consultant

I like to remain active with golf, fitness, and TCU & Texas Tech sporting events.

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Matthew Hawkins

Consultant

I enjoy hanging out with my family, being outside, and anything sports related!

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Mitchell Traver

Consultant

Husband to Olivia. Horned Frog for life. Lover of the Green Bay Packers, Heim BBQ, and C.S. Lewis books.

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April Harris

Sr. Claims Manager

When I am not spending time with my granddaughter, I am either reading, playing with pets or outside hiking/ camping.

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Claudia Deleon

Internal Service Representative

When I’m not at work, I love doing things with my family. It’s what I live for.

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Davina Golden

Senior Account Manager

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Davina moved to Texas in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, reading and shopping!

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Elizabeth Valdez

Account Manager

Outside of Gus Bates, I enjoy traveling and listening to live music.

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Elaine Birdwell

Account Manager

Salt water fishing, hunting, riding horses, ranching, and cooking are my favorite things in the world behind my husband and two children, Beau and Maci!

JR

Jennifer Reed

Compliance and HR Technology Consultant

I love spending time with family and friends! When time allows, I am all about photography.

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Katie Mitchell

Customer Service Representative

I enjoy spending time with family and friends. If I am not working, I am traveling. I love being outside doing any activity, reading a good book, watching sports, or listening to live music.

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Megan Lewis

Sr. Account Manager

I always stay active with my boys, traveling, cooking or trying out new restaurants.

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Michelle Turner, CBC

Sr. Account Manager

I travel, ride bikes, play soccer, exercise and spend time with my family on our boat or just playing games.

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Molly Ancona

Account Manager

I love to travel, cook, and spend time with my family – especially my 5 nieces and nephews!

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Olivia Cummings

Account Manager

Chances are you will have to be outdoors to catch me outside of Gus Bates. I enjoy hiking, running, skiing, playing tennis, watersports, tropical vacations, spending time with friends and family.

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Ryley Denson

Wellness Coordinator

When I’m not spoiling my dogs Madi and Murphy, I love spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and hiking with family and friends.

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Shara Coufal, CBC

Sr. Account Manager

Family time is a must with three children and their many involvements (barrel racing, baseball, basketball, and track)

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Sylvia Uranga

Sr. Account Manager

You can find me at church, leading bible study, spending time with grandsons or watching Joshua play high school baseball.

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Tara Lazarine

Account Manager

I enjoy reading the Bible, spending time with my family and friends, exercising, traveling, eating, learning, and being outside.

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Tara Daniels, CBC

New Business Manager

I enjoy cooking, gardening and spending time with family.

Financial Services

GB

Gus Bates III

Founder

In my free time, I enjoy golfing, traveling, collecting baseball and sports memorabilia, watching sports and being active by working out and swimming.

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Paul Faidley, ChFC

Sr. Consultant

You can find me at a Texas Rangers game, playing golf or watching sports in general.

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Susan Whitby, PSA, CAP

Sr. Account Manager

Outside of Gus Bates you can find me at the movies, trying new restaurants, reading, walking, singing and gathering with family & friends.

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Linda Berry

Sr. Account Manager

Outside of work I enjoy reading, going to the movies and cheering on the Texas Rangers!

Operations

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Gus S. Bates

Owner

When not cheering on the Horned Frogs, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

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Matt Morris, CBC

President

I love spending time with my family, including hunting, fishing, camping, and anything outdoors. Also enjoy reading & traveling.

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Bailey Foldi

Assistant Office Manager

I enjoy reading, bowling and spending time with family, friends and my dogs!

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Brenda Benthall

Office Manager

I love going on vacation with my husband & family! Taking my granddaughter, Christina for walks in the park, to the FW Zoo, Chuck E Cheese and to the movies, she just melts my heart!

CB

Cassidy Bates

Marketing and Development Associate

In my free time, I enjoy volunteering with Saving Hope Animal Rescue, traveling, photography, working out and reading.

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Kathleen Carter

Marketing & Management Coordinator

I love anything outdoors and spending time with family and friends!

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Katey Douglas

Controller

Outside of work I am spending time with my family or traveling with family & friends.

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Kristi Brhlik

Management Coordinator

Kristi enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with the Junior League of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

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Megan Valusek

Director of Operations

Whether I am with friends, family or traveling, I truly enjoy being outside!

Personal Property & Casualty

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Anna Pamplin, PLCS

Senior Consultant

If I’m not watching my husband and son rodeo or watching my daughters play softball, I’m bowling!

MW

Mackenzie Wiatrek

Consultant

In my free time I love spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, wake boarding, and water skiing.

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Elizabeth Link

Account Manager

Traveling with my family is my absolute favorite!  You can always find me reading, working out or going on walks with my family/puppies.

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Jackie Ilich

Account Manager

I love to travel, spend time with my kids and go to concerts as much as possible. A patio, music and nice weather are my favorite things!

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Meagan Moore

Account Technician, Private Client Group

Meagan enjoys staying active as a yoga instructor and running/walking the Trinity Trails! She loves drinking coffee, hosting parties, traveling and eating breakfast foods!

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Whitney Will

Account Manager

When not chasing my 3 year old around, I enjoy listening to live music, connecting with friends and family, eating delicious food and catching up on the latest Netflix and Amazon shows!

Retirement Plan Services

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Kip Adams*+

VP, Retirement Services

I love spending time with my twin daughters and golfing.

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Blake Hiett*

Consultant

Outside of work, I enjoy hunting & fishing, playing golf, live music and hanging out with friends & family.

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Abbie Cone

Account Manager

Abbie is originally from Georgia! As a University of Georgia graduate, she enjoys watching Georgia football and cheering on the Bulldogs! Abbie and her husband Jarrod enjoy traveling, cooking and exploring new restaurants!

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Susan Blassingame*

Sr. Account Manager

Pick a sport and I am there! I enjoy attending or watching sporting events (Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Baylor Bears) and spending time with family and friends.

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Victoria Smaldone

Education Specialist

I enjoy being outside, gardening, skiing and spending time with family and friends.

Voluntary Benefits

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David Fisher

Senior Consultant

Personally, I golf, fish, workout, and love live music. I also enjoy family time and watching my children participate in their sports (Ella – golf, Jack – baseball)

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