As the Director of Marketing Gary is the liaison between the insurance markets and the sales/service teams within the agency. Bates brings fifteen years of experience on the insurance side and another fifteen years of experience on the broker side of the business. Gary has a BBA in Business Management from Stephen F. Austin University. Gary grew up in East Texas and has lived in the DFW area for twenty five years. When asked what he enjoyed most about his work Gary said, “winning and teaching someone something new”.