TMLIRP Announces 2020 Board Election Results

Austin— October 16, 2020 – TMLIRP announces results of Board Election for Place 1, 2, 3, and 4.

The 2020 Board Election ended on September 30th.  Officials are nominated to serve a six-year term on the TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool (Workers’ Compensation, Property and Liability) Board of Trustees.  Just over 500 ballots were received in total.  The results of the election are as follows:

Candidates with the most votes for a particular place (plurality) are seated as the winners.  All incumbent Board Members retained their seats.  The Board will canvas these results at the upcoming October 23-24th Board Meeting. 

Information on the winners is provided below:

Place 1 Winner: Robert T. Herrera (Incumbent).  City Manager, City of Cibolo (Region 7) since 2012.  Mr. Herrera served as City Manager of Hondo, Texas from 2003 to 2012 and as City Manager of La Porte from 1986 to 2002.  He has served other Texas cities, including management positions with the cities of San Marcos, Missouri City, and Woodway.  Mr. Herrera has been a Board member of the TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool since 1993 and has served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Board.  He also served as Chair of the Finance-Information Technology Committee and the Underwriting-Claims Committee of the TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool.

Place 2 Winner: John W. (Buzz) Fullen (Incumbent).  Mayor of the City of Henderson since 2019 and from 2004 to 2012 (Region 15).  Mr. Fullen also served as a Commissioner of the Henderson Housing Authority from 2011 to 2019 and is now ex-officio on same.  He currently serves on the Henderson Main Street Board (2004–present), Henderson Civic Center Board (2003–present), and the Henderson ETMC Hospital Diabetes Board (2009–present).  He has been a Board member of the TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool since 2010, during which time he served as Chair (2018-2020) and Vice Chair (2016-2018).

Place 3 Winner: Jeffrey Snyder (Incumbent).  City Manager for the City of Plainview (Region 2).  He previously served as the Assistant City Manager for Plainview and as the City Manager for Idalou.  Mr. Snyder graduated from West Texas A&M University and obtained a Master of Public Administration from Texas Tech University.  He is a member of the International City Management Association (ICMA) and TCMA.  He is a graduate of the Public Executive Institute through the University of Texas and is a credentialed manager through ICMA.  He has been a Board member of the TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool since 2018 and served on various committees with TML, TCMA and ICMA and as past president of the Panhandle City Management Association.

Place 4 Winner: Robert S. Hauck (Incumbent).  City Manager for the City of Tomball (Region 14), a position he has held since April 2018.  He began his full-time career in public service with the Los Angeles Police Department in 1988.  In 2008, Mr. Hauck retired from the LAPD and joined the City of Tomball, where he has served as Chief of Police, Assistant City Manager, and now City Manager.  Mr. Hauck holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, and a Master of Science degree in Management.  He has been a Board member of the TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool since 2019.  Mr. Hauck and his wife Kathleen have three children – Lauren, Conner, and Madeline.

For more information on Board Results please contact: David Reagan (512) 491-2300.

TMLIRP Named in Business Insurance’s Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance

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Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry

Austin, Texas October 2, 2020 – The TML Risk Pool has been named in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees thrive, enjoy their work, and help their companies grow. The Pool is one of 7 entities in Texas, and one of only 18 carriers nationwide to receive the designation. 

The Pool is a unique organization whose mission is serving local governments throughout the state of Texas. 2,800 local governments, called members, partner through the Pool to collectively self-insure their workers’ compensation, property, and liability risks. Different from an insurance company, the Pool was created for local governments, by local governments, and is governed by a Board comprised of member officials. 

The culture of the Pool is one of service – service to its members, and commitment to its staff. The work done by the Risk Pool places it at the heart of member operations in times of crisis. The Pool is there when members need it the most. It is the commitment and expertise of the Pool’s staff and Board that makes the difference in those times. A focus of the Pool is to ensure that its staff feels inspired, self-fulfilled, and part of something larger than themselves. Coupled with the leadership of the Pool’s representative Board, the commitment of the Pool’s staff to pull together and serve members is the heart of the Pool’s enduring strength over the past four decades. 

“The centerpiece of our philosophy towards our people is servant leadership – “it’s not about me, it’s not about now.”  We aim to create a culture that inspires our people to work together towards a worthy purpose – partnering with local governments so that Texas communities are stronger together. We apply this philosophy through a leadership precept of members first, staff always. Members first, because the organization exists to serve local governments in times of need. Staff always, because the staff is the foundation of the Pool’s strength. We are honored by this recognition and believe it speaks to the commitment of the Board and staff to serve the Pool’s members in ways that build the Pool’s organization and culture to survive us after we’re gone.” – Jeff Thompson, Executive Director

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual sponsored content feature presented by the Custom Publishing unit of Business Insurance and Best Companies Group that lists the agents, brokers, insurance companies and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. Harrisburg, Pa.-based Best Companies Group identifies the leading employers in the insurance industry by conducting a free two-part assessment of each company. The first part is a questionnaire completed by the employer about company policies, practices and demographics. The second part is a confidential employee survey on engagement and satisfaction. 

The program divides employers into the categories of small, 25-249 employees; medium, 250-999 employees; and large, 1,000 or more employees. This year’s report features 100 companies of various sizes, from 25 employees to more than 4,000.

The ranking and profiles of the winning companies will be unveiled as a sponsored content supplement in the October issue of Business Insurance and online at

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