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Higginbotham Hires New Vice President of Employee Benefits Operations

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FORT WORTH, Texas (July 6, 2021) — Leigh Ann Morales joined Higginbotham to accommodate the company’s rapid growth and expansion into new markets across the southern U.S. Higginbotham is one of the largest independent insurance brokers in the nation with more than 50 offices in 10 states. As vice president of employee benefits operations, Morales will provide internal leadership and support to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and employee experience.

Serving as an advocate and resource for Higginbotham’s employee benefits personnel, Morales will support their professional development by leveraging her communication, leadership and strategic planning talent to strengthen team relationships and productivity. Her role at Higginbotham will help deploy companywide processes that position the firm for sustainable growth.

“Leigh Ann is a great addition to our team,” said COO of Financial Services Michael Parks. “Higginbotham is a company that puts people first, and she lives by our values. We bring value to our employees through continued training and development and value to our clients through efficiency and accountability. Her commitment to her team members and deep leadership experience will help us deliver on all fronts.”

Before Higginbotham, Morales spent 12 years in various leadership roles at Lincoln Financial Group. She received the National Sales Conference Spotlight Award in 2019 and was nominated for the Achievement of Excellence Award in 2016 and 2017. Morales graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BBA in finance.

About Higginbotham

Employee owned and customer inspired, Higginbotham is a single source solution for insurance, financial and HR services. The firm was established in 1948 and ranks by revenue as the nation’s 21st largest independent insurance firm, making it the largest Texas-based broker. Serving thousands of businesses and individuals across 10 states, Higginbotham’s approach to finding insurance, employee benefit and risk management solutions is more individual and less institutional. By understanding customer priorities, eliminating inefficiencies and committing to transparency, Higginbotham is a place that leads with values so value leads.

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