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Ross Hopkin, Owner/CEO

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Billy Vogel Award Recipient

Ross Hopkin, Owner/CEO

The Billy Vogel Award is a prestigious honor bestowed annually to one individual in the financial services industry who distinguish themselves through their business acumen, sense of innovation and, above all, integrity.

Ross entered the insurance business in 1964, working in the group insurance arena for General American in their Dallas office.  Ross also worked for Ranger, and Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ranger bringing him to Dallas, Texas.

In 1976, recognizing the need to serve as a rep for many companies, he formed The Brokerage, Inc., a wholesale brokerage firm, marketing small group insurance plans. Today, The Brokerage, Inc., in addition to group insurance, markets Life, Annuities, Individual Major Medical and Dental, as well as a Senior Products portfolio to over 5,000 insurance agents in over 48 states.

Ross Hopkin is a founding member of The Brokers Health Insurance Network (BHINI), a national group of health insurance wholesale brokers. He is also a founding member of The Marketing Alliance (TMA), a group of life insurance wholesalers, now a publicly traded company.

Ross graduated from the University of Houston, where he lettered in baseball and received his BBA degree in Finance. He is married to Cheryl, his wife of 40 years. They have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.