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Gary Atkins

Executive Vice President/Branch Manager

Gary specializes in brokerage of casualty lines with an emphasis on energy, oil and gas, contractors (industrial, commercial and residential), environmental, equipment rental, and product-driven accounts. He has 38 years of experience in the insurance industry with the last 26 years as an E&S wholesale broker.…

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U.S. Risk Houston

Gary specializes in brokerage of casualty lines with an emphasis on energy, oil and gas, contractors (industrial, commercial and residential), environmental, equipment rental, and product-driven accounts. He has 38 years of experience in the insurance industry with the last 26 years as an E&S wholesale broker. Gary joined U.S. Risk in 2000.

Product specialties
  • Artisan/trade contractors
  • Drilling rigs/oilfield property
  • Environmental
  • Excess liability
  • Excess maritime employers (workers’ compensation)
  • Foreign coverages
  • General contractors
  • Liquor liability
  • Offshore oil drilling and service risks
  • Pollution contractors
  • Products liability
  • Refinery/oil and gas contractors
  • Refinery/petrochemical risks
  • Residential and roofing contractors
  • Umbrella
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Chris Chiodetti

Vice President/Underwriter/Broker

Chris underwrites and brokers packages, monoline property, monoline general liability, excess liability, H&NO auto, professional and inland marine coverages for a large variety of property and casualty classes. Read more
U.S. Risk BrokersU.S. Risk Houston Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (713) 243-4365 Cell Phone: (832) 588-7249

Chris underwrites and brokers packages, monoline property, monoline general liability, excess liability, H&NO auto, professional and inland marine coverages for a large variety of property and casualty classes.

Product specialties

  • Churches
  • Contractors (artisan and general)
  • Distributors
  • Habitational (dwellings, apartments, etc.)
  • Hotels/motels
  • Lessor’s risk
  • Manufacturers
  • Mercantile
  • Shopping centers
  • Truckers
  • Vacant warehouses
  • Many more
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Dorothy Douglas

Senior Underwriter/Broker

Dorothy joined U.S. Risk in 2017 with the acquisition of IMS/London American and has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial underwriting of property and casualty business. She has a strong background in garage and is committed to delivering exceptional service.… Read more
U.S. Risk Houston Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (713) 243-4369 Cell Phone: (832) 687-4371

Dorothy joined U.S. Risk in 2017 with the acquisition of IMS/London American and has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial underwriting of property and casualty business. She has a strong background in garage and is committed to delivering exceptional service. Other emphasis includes artisan contractors, lessor’s risk, vacant, warehouse, and directors and officers.

Product specialties

  • Property and casualty
  • General liability
  • Packages
  • Lessor’s Risk
  • Garage Liability
  • Inland marine
  • Vacant properties
  • Excess/umbrella
  • Environmental
  • Directors and officers
  • EPLI
  • Miscellaneous professional
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Adam Holtman

Senior Broker/Underwriter

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U.S. Risk BrokersU.S. Risk Houston Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (281) 249-4908

Adam was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and attended Texas Christian University. Shortly before graduation, Adam began working in the oil and gas industry and eventually started his own brokerage company. He sold the company to Chesapeake Energy in 2008.

In 2009, Adam joined Hull & Company as a broker/underwriter with no insurance experience at all, but left the company in ten years later as their largest producer. He joined U.S. Risk in 2019 and continues working as a property and casualty broker/underwriter.

Product specialties

  • Commercial property: Coastal/non-coastal, all occupancies, and all TIV sizes. Includes monoline wind and monoline fire.
  • Commercial casualty: General liability; hard-to-place products accounts; contractors of all kinds and sizes; pollution (CPL and site); short-term coverages such as special events; and other products.
  • Excess: Both primary and excess on all classes.
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Jody Travis, CIC

Vice President/Senior Underwriter/Broker

Jody started his insurance career shortly after returning home from Texas Tech University in 1992. He specializes in surplus lines property and casualty business. He obtained his CIC designation in 2002. He began his career at Specialty Insurance Managers and found his way to Leicht General Agency, then IMS London American, which eventually merged with U.S.… Read more
U.S. Risk Houston Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (713) 243-4372 Work Phone: (281) 249-4900

Jody started his insurance career shortly after returning home from Texas Tech University in 1992. He specializes in surplus lines property and casualty business. He obtained his CIC designation in 2002. He began his career at Specialty Insurance Managers and found his way to Leicht General Agency, then IMS London American, which eventually merged with U.S. Risk. Jody has focused on mainstream surplus-line accounts for most of his career and has a long history with general contracting, hospitality, habitational and retail/lessor’s risk. Jody has a longtime commitment to providing exceptional service in all lines of business and brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to every account he works on.

Product specialties

  • Artisan contractors
  • Church and pastoral liability
  • Convenience stores/grocery stores
  • Daycare
  • Excess/umbrella
  • General contractors
  • Habitational and associations
  • Hospitality
  • Inland marine
  • Lessor’s risk
  • Manufacturing
  • Mercantile
  • Products liability
  • Professional liability
  • Property