About Texas Insurance Professionals Services, Inc.

Founded in 1996, Texas Insurance Professionals Services Inc. is a subsidiary of the Texas Professional Insurance Agents, an affiliate of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents.  Our mission is provide quality, affordable Errors and Omissions, Cyber, and Umbrella coverage to our members and other independent insurance agents across Texas.  Our agents, with 46 years of combined insurance industry knowledge, will work closely with you to provide the best quote possible that meets the specific needs of your business.

MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS

David Gorman

President

David Gorman started his career in the insurance industry in 1993 and opened his agency, Red Gorman Insurance in 2003.  He was appointed to the Professional Insurance Agents board of directors in 2013.  He has since served as president elect and now presides as president.  In 2014 and 2015, David was awarded the prestigious Texas Professional Insurance Agents David Almany Volunteer of the Year Award.  He holds membership with the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (AIMS) and was elected to the board of directors in 2018.

Community service is a priority for David Gorman.  He has supported various initiatives in his local elementary school including a reading program where he donated three bicycles for the top readers.  For two additional projects, David provided much needed backpacks with school supplies and supported a kid’s favorite teacher initiative.

Currently, Gorman is President and National Director for the Texas Professional Insurance Agents and a board member of The AIMS Society.  He is a Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA).

David Gorman is a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and enjoys his personal time riding motorcycles and spending time at the lake.

Dale Moon

Vice President

Dale Moon graduated from the College of the Mainland and the University of Houston Clear Lake where he studied Public Administration.  In addition, he graduated from the Harris County Sheriff’s Academy and the Pasadena Policy Academy and worked in law enforcement, earning advanced certification, from 1977 until 1996.  During this time, he was a career agent with Famers Insurance Group from 1985 until 2006 and founded Moon Realty Partners in 1998.  In 2007, Dale became an independent agent founding Moon Insurance Managers.

He has extensive association experience with United Farmers Agents Association serving as president of the Houston Chapter from 1988 to 1992 before being elected national secretary of United Farmers Agents Association serving from 1993 to 2000.  He also served as the national director of legal affairs from 2001 to 2006.  In that position, he worked closely with the Coalition of Exclusive Agents in the areas of legislation and litigation.

Dale is married and has one daughter and two grandchildren.

He is president-elect for the Texas Professional Insurance Agents and serves as the chair of the membership committee.

Mellisa Ray

Secretary

Mellisa Ray owns the Mellisa Ray Insurance Agency in The Woodlands, Texas.  She has spent over 27 years in the insurance industry representing Nationwide and other carriers. Mellisa is a Certified Commercial Insurance Agent and Certified Farm & Ranch Agent.

She currently serves as president of the Nationwide Insurance Independent Contractors Association’s (NIICA) Texas Chapter. Mellisa is also an former board member of the Rotary Club of the Woodlands; the secretary for the Montgomery County chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association; and a proud member of The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, The Northwest Houston Chamber of Commerce, Houston Association of Realtors, Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County, and the Texas Self Storage Association.

During her years of community service, Mellisa received the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rotary Club, Nationwide’s Community Service Agent of the Year award for the State of Texas, and Nationwide’s Champion Agent award.

Prior to opening her agency, Mellisa served as the residential marketing manager for The Woodlands Operating Company, the town’s developer. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University and has completed graduate work at the University of Houston. While in high school and college, Mellisa worked in her father’s independent insurance agency in Michigan.

She is currently the secretary for the board of directors of the Texas Professional Insurance Agents and chair of the bylaws committee.

Thom Polvogt

Director

With over 38 years in the insurance industry, including 25 years with Nationwide, Thom leads a team of passionate professionals dedicated to helping customers get the right insurance at the best value.  Thom founded the Thom Polvogt Insurance Agency Group and Caleb Insurance Group over 25 years ago.

A Member of Nationwide Insurance Independent Contractors Association for over 20 years, he currently serves as its president.  Thom is active in numerous organizations including serving on the board of directors for YMCA, International Missions Board, Katy Cares, and the Mission Development Committee for his church.

When Thom is not supporting one of his over 3,500 customers or championing one of his numerous causes, he enjoys riding his bicycle and zipping through Katy, Texas on his Honda Gold Wing.

Victoria L. Reece, CAE

Interim Treasurer