Meet The GUS BATES Family

Our Team

Commercial Property & Casualty


Michael Moore, CIC, CLCS

VP, Property & Casualty

Family is number one. I love hunting, fishing, anything sport related and enjoying the outdoors.


Matt Orlie

Senior 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.


Russ Morris, PLCS

Senior Consultant

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


Chanda Yim


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


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.


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.


Guy Young

Risk Manager & HR Consultant

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


Juli Willmott, ACSR

Sr. Account Manager

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


Karen Harden

Senior Account Manager

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


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.


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


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!


Gary Lewis

Senior Consultant

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


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.


Peter Welch



Mark Grace


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


Matthew Hawkins


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


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.


Claudia Deleon

Internal Service Representative

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


Elizabeth Valdez

Account Manager

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


Elaine Birdwell

Assistant 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!


Jennifer Reed

Compliance and HR Technology Consultant

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


Megan Carter

Assistant Account Manager

Traveling, cooking and working out are just a few of my hobbies outside of work.


Megan Lewis

Sr. Account Manager

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


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.


Molly Anocona

Account Manager

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


Olivia Cummings

Assistant 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.


Ryley Denson

Wellness Director

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


Shara Coufal, CBC

Sr. Account Manager

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


Stephanie Linch

Account Manager

In my free time I like to hike, camp, rock climb, read, work in the garden, and bake.


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.


Tara Lazarine

Account Manager


Tara Daniels, CBC

New Business Manager

I enjoy cooking, gardening and spending time with family.

Financial Services


Gus Bates III


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


Paul Faidley, ChFC

Senior Consultant

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


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.


Linda Berry

Sr. Account Manager

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



Gus S. Bates


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


Matt Morris, CBC


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


Megan Philipp, PLS

Director of Operations

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


Katey Douglas


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


Kathleen Carter

Marketing & Management Coordinator

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


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!


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.


Bailey Foldi

Assistant Office Manager

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

Personal Property & Casualty


Anna Pamplin, PLCS

Senior Consultant

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


Mackenzie Wiatrek

Account Manager

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


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.


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!


Whitney Will

Account Manager

Retirement Plan Services


Kip Adams*+

VP, Retirement Services

I love spending time with my twin daughters and golfing.


Blake Hiett*


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


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.


Victoria Smaldone

Education Specialist

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

Voluntary Benefits


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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