SLSOT Board Announces Ballinger Retirement

Sep 12, 2014 | eNews

Ballinger Retiring from Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas

The Board of Directors of the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas announces the retirement of Philip R. Ballinger as Executive Director after 22 years of distinguished service. Ballinger will remain Executive Director until January 2, 2015.

Phil joined the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas in 1992 as Director of Technical Services. In 2000, the Board of Directors appointed him Executive Director. Previously, he served as Director of Tax Administration at the Texas Department of Insurance and began his career working as a mineral and petroleum property appraiser throughout Texas.

Under Phil’s exceptional direction, the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas has become recognized nationally for its service to the State of Texas and to the surplus lines market. Ballinger presided over many major accomplishments during his tenure, most notable being the introduction of innovative technology and electronic regulatory filings for the Texas surplus lines market.

Phil has been extremely active in the surplus lines industry, serving as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation, serving as a faculty member at NAPSLO’s Advanced School, and serving on the National Advisory Committee for the Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) professional designation. In addition, he is a past-President of the Central Texas Chapter of CPCU.

The Board of Directors is appointing a search committee to direct the process of selecting Phil’s successor. The committee will be focused on identifying a new Executive Director that possesses the vision, industry knowledge, and innovative thinking necessary to advance the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas.

Todd Teitell
Chairman of the Board