Essary Named Executive Director of SLSOT
The Board of Directors of the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLSOT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Norma Carabajal Essary as Executive Director effective March 1, 2015. She succeeds Philip R. Ballinger, who retired January 2, 2015 after 22 years of distinguished service.
For the past twelve years, Norma has worked in risk management at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), recently serving as Vice President of Risk Management where she was responsible for two separate and distinct groups managing the airport’s overall enterprise risk and construction-specific risk, property/casualty, and occupational health and safety. Prior to joining DFW, Norma served as the Director of Risk Management for the City of Albuquerque.
Norma holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Texas State University and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Women’s University. Additional accredited designations include a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and an Associate in Risk Management (ARM). Norma has been named by D CEO Magazine as one of the Top Risk Management professionals (2012) and was an honoree of the Dallas Business Journal 2012 Women in Business Awards.
“Norma has excellent qualifications, industry knowledge, and the innovative thinking necessary to advance the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas,” said Board Chairman Todd Teitell. “She will be a real asset and leader in the surplus lines industry, and will represent Texas extremely well.”