Key Personnel/Sales Staff
Robert L. “Bob” Ring, Jr. | CEO
Bob founded El Dorado Insurance in Houston, Texas in 1968. To this day, Bob remains at the helm and continues to focus on establishing valuable partnerships with insurance carriers as well as strengthening El Dorado by adding the very best insurance experts working in the field today.
Josh Ring, CIC | President
Josh oversees the agency and its customers, along with coordinating the development of new insurance products and programs. Josh graduated from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business with academic honors. He also holds a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Josh lives in Katy, Texas with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Josh loves to run, travel, and spend time with his family.
Andy Ring | Vice-President
After attending the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, Andy came to work for the family business in 2001. Andy is currently the Vice President at El Dorado, however his role in the company allows him to fill a variety of company needs ranging from marketing to management. Andy is willing to fill in anywhere the business needs as It is his goal to upload the standards at El Dorado and ensure every customer is treated with the highest quality service possible.
Tommy White | Sales Director
Tommy started his insurance career in 1976, and soon after became interested in insurance products unique to the security industry. Tommy persevered when the industry ran into trouble in 1986, as insurance was extremely hard to find with only a handful of carriers willing to offer affordable pricing, making it challenging to find a place for security professionals. Nearly 30 years later he is still working with security professionals on their General Liability and Workers Compensation insurance.
Tina Reiser | Licensed Agent
Tina has been in the insurance industry since 1991 and specifically with El Dorado since 2003. She has experience in a variety of coverages including Commercial Lines, Life and Health/Disability, and Personal Lines. Tina has worked in many different roles within the insurance industry ranging from Customer Service Representative, Department Manager, Office Manager and is currently a part of El Dorado’s sales team. She additionally attends national conferences, contributes articles, and speaks at chapter meetings, training classes and conferences. Her willingness to share her knowledge and experience with her co-workers and clients has proven her an asset to our team.
Mike Haire | Licensed Agent
Mike has been with El Dorado since 2012, and has a background in account management as well as new business sales. His attention to customer service is the biggest differentiator between himself and other agents, as he prides himself on timely correspondence and courteous service. Outside of work, Mike is a dedicated pilot and teacher, teaching others to fly since 2009. The patience and organization he has learned from flying has transcended into his business life, helping him achieve both his goals and the goals of his clients.
Jesse Barber | Licensed Agent
Jesse is a graduate of Olivet College with a degree in Insurance and Risk Management. He has nearly 5 years of experience as an underwriter with several security specialist insurance companies. Jesse is currently representing El Dorado by serving the insurance needs of security industry clients in the Midwest and Eastern United States.
Dewey Thurgood | Licensed Agent
Dewey attended Brigham Young University and began his career working as a general contractor for Thurgood Construction. He has been working in sales at El Dorado since 2019 and is always available and eager to help new and existing insurance clients. Currently, Dewey resides in Utah and helps customers nationwide.