Gene has been in the insurance industry for over 50 years. He started in the insurance business after he served his country as an officer and pilot in the military. He was awarded the Charter Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 1962, Masters of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) in 1977, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) in 1982, and the Masters of Science in Management in 1987. Gene is a life time member of the Million Dollar Round Table and has been a member of the MDRT for over 25 years. He held a seat in the Texas House of Representative for 10 years. During this time he served the people of South Texas by working on raising the JFK causeway, cutting taxes, and enriching the lives of the people of District 32. He is currently a regent at Texas State Technical College and a sponsor of the Corpus Christi Symphony. He has 5 grown children and a beautiful wife of 59 years.