About Us

We are a national Field Marketing Organization (FMO) and Brokerage General Agency (BGA), and we specialize in a comprehensive portfolio of life, health, and accident-related insurance products.

The Brokerage, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business, treating our agents like family and dedicated to always putting their needs first and foremost. We continue to lead the way as we systematically improve with leading-edge technology, vested contracts, and effective marketing programs.


The Secret Sauce

First, we connect insurance agents and agencies to the most expansive consumer product offerings in the market, and then we add vigorous product training, powerful sales, and marketing resources, efficient application processing, and exceptional customer service. Together, this “secret sauce” helps agents stay independent, sell more, earn more and build their businesses.

Our Values

From its founding, our company has been guided by one simple principle: To always put the needs of our agents first. Our agents are family to us, and we care about their businesses and want to support their growth and success through every step of their career.

Where We’ve Been

Unique from the beginning, The Brokerage, Inc. was founded in 1976 by husband and wife team Ross and Cheryl Hopkin. Before they even opened their doors, the Hopkins knew that their success depended on the success of their clients.

The Brokerage quickly gained a reputation for excellence and unrivaled customer service, and through their vision and strong leadership, the couple grew their business by establishing long-lasting relationships with both agent customers and carrier partners.


Where We’re Going

Today, The Brokerage is driven by innovation, a passion to succeed and our amazing team members, but remains as committed to putting our agents first as the day we originally opened our doors.

Your success is our success, both in life and business. Join our team today and become part of The Brokerage family.

Our Team

Cheryl Hopkin


Cristin Hopkin-Bishop

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Smith


Josh Slattery

VP, Medicare Sales & Marketing

Sherry Kelson

Director of Life Insurance

Ethan Oles

New Agent Director

Laura Jordan

Contracting Manager

Carolyn Beach

Commissions Manager

Gillan Boyer

Marketing & Communications Manager

Stephanie Gonzalez

Processing Manager

Gena Siegers

Contact Center Manager

David Ireland

Medicare Sales Director - Central Region

Jamie Gaskill

Medicare Sales Director - DFW

Cynthia Rosales

Medicare Sales Director - DFW

Evette Rodney

Medicare Sales Director - Houston

Claudia Diaz

Medicare Sales Director - San Antonio

Eli Rodriguez

Medicare Sales Director - Corpus Christi

Carl-Philippe Denis

Medicare Sales Director - Florida

Nick Cindric

Medicare Sales Director - Expansion Markets

Belynda DiCiaccio

ACA & Ancillary Sales Director

Alta Garcia

VP Life Operations

Chris Newberry

Regional Sales Manager - Life Insurance

Leigha Hayes

Medigap Sales Director

Pepper McCarty

Medicare Product Specialist

Polly Bennyhoff

Medicare Product Specialist

Juhree Reasoner

Medicare Product Specialist

Chandor Barrientos

ACA/Ancillary Product Specialist

John Ross Hopkin

ACA Product Specialist

Joel Flores

Life Insurance Marketing Specialist

Samantha Abundiz

Contracting Specialist

Ebonne Harris

Contracting Specialist

Alicia Winters

Contracting Specialist

Lindsey Rodgers

Medicare Marketing Specialist

Carrie Roberts

Medicare Marketing Specialist

Diana McElroy

Compliance/Commissions Specialist

Stacy Sick

Office Administrator

Louise Roberson

New Agent Advisor

Harold Rodgers

Financial Advisor

Caroll Hincapie

Sales Coordinator - Houston

Cindy Romo

Sales Coordinator - San Antonio

Marissa Zundt

Sales Coordinator - Corpus Christi

Melanie Muskie

Life Insurance Case Manager

Arjelia Cabrera

Life Insurance Case Manager

Lisette Rangel

Executive Assistant

Barbara Barna

Commissions Specialist

Cristal Torres

Agency Support Specialist

Michael Guerrero

Case Manager

Sandra Alms

Agency Support Specialist

Misty White

Agency Support Specialist

Max Rhodes

Agency Support Specialist

Challee Schuman

Processing Specialist