Bunch Records Multiple Corporate & Community Achievements
The Woodlands, TX, November 7, 2014 – Richard “Gordy” Bunch, founder, president, and CEO of TWFG Insurance Services, was re-elected during the November 4 General Election to The Woodlands Township Board of Directors, as the only unopposed candidate in the four-position election. Bunch earned 16,037 votes from residents of the country’s premier master-planned community. He also serves the community as chairman of The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau which reported mid-year sales tax results of $30,915,238 and Hotel Tax revenues of $4,657,172.
Next week, he departs for Palm Springs, California, as an invited guest at the EY Strategic Growth Forum along with chief executive officers of many of the nation’s top corporations. Bunch was a Gulf Coast Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. More than 2,000 corporate executives from throughout the nation will assemble to “hear fresh ideas, powerful insights, and strategies that work from those who are guiding and demonstrating strategies for success.” Forum leaders will include the CEO of AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Archer Daniels Midland, the co-authors of the popular business book, “Freakonomics,” and major sports and entertainment celebrities.
On the health and recreation front, Bunch has been recognized as sponsor of what is now known as the TWFG Gran Fondo bicycle race. He has planned with the event’s organizers to bring the event to The Woodlands, Lone Star College, and Montgomery County, Texas at the end of March 2015. More than 2,300 riders participated in 2014 with $187,000 being donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Texas Medical Center Orchestra over the past four years. He also renewed sponsorship of the Muddy Trails Bash for Kids, and the IronMan competition in which he is also a participant.
“Gordy,” as he is familiarly known to his constituents and employees, launched TWFG, his insurance and financial services company in The Woodlands in 2001 with $10,000 capital. Today, TWFG is ranked among the Top 30 of the nation’s 38,000 privately-held Property/Casualty agencies. With more than $337 million in premium sales, TWFG holds the number one position as the largest Personal Lines leader in Texas. TWFG’s 300-plus retail branches operate in 21 states while affiliations with 3,000 independent agents serve 38 states. The company writes policies in 49 U.S. states from its headquarters in The Woodlands. Overall, Bunch credits his personal pledge and promise, “Our Policy is Caring,” for TWFG’s success.
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