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Board of Directors and Officers

OFFICERS 

MATTHEW MORGAN, PRESIDENT
Morgan Elite Specialist Services LLC
Richmond, Texas

Matthew Morgan founded Morgan Elite Specialist Services, LLC. (MESSTEX)  because he was tired of seeing insureds being taken advantage of by  insurance companies. Having over 15 years in the insurance industry  exposed him to unfair truths that seemed, at the  time, unconquerable. After research and consideration, he decided to  obtain his public adjusting certification and work for the people,  instead of insurance companies.  

While everyone at MESSTX has similar beliefs and backgrounds and are  fueled by the desire to ensure people are taken care of fairly by their  insurance, Matthew is taking this unwavering dedication a step further.

Matthew was just announced as the newly elected President for  Policyholder Advocates.  

We are so incredibly excited and proud of Matthew, taking his love of  protecting insureds, like you, to the next level by taking on this  considerable position. We know that he will help in leading Policyholder  Advocates in a direction that will fairly benefit  insurance consumers and help in insurance reform that will make a  positive impact not just in Texan’s lives, but in lives across the  country. Matthew’s move to assist this prestigious organization only  exemplifies his unyielding desire to work hard to protect  policy holders. He will continue serving the public through Morgan  Elite Specialist Services, Policyholder Advocates, and other various adventures in the near future.

We know this is only the beginning, and we’re all excited to see Matthew  do big things for Texas insurance and national insurance consumers.  Congratulations Matthew!

GREGORY CASSELS, TREASURER AND VICE-PRESIDENT
Public Insurance Adjuster, Second Opinion Public Adjuster, L.L.C.
Fort Worth, Texas Area

Works for policyholders that have disputes with the carriers in regards to the amount of damages to the property.  Licensed in TX, OK and GA with most of the work currently in Texas and Oklahoma.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RON FOSTER
Senior Prosecutor at Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Austin, Texas Area

His responsibilities include prosecuting cases involving violations of program law or rules for industries and occupations regulated by TDLR. As Senior Prosecutor he also serves as a resource to Enforcement Prosecutors and a liaison to the Division Director and senior management.

KENNETH HORNE  

FIRM MANAGER
Chad T. Wilson Law Firm




ROBERT KITTO
PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTER

Rob Kitto started his claims career in 1990 with State Farm Insurance in Brookfield, Wisconsin, where he learned how to estimate building damage and apply coverage to all types of homeowners’ claims. While at State Farm, Rob also assisted the Special Investigative Unit in investigations of arson, suspicious thefts, and other fraudulent claims. In 1998, Rob became an independent adjuster. For the next 13 years, he adjusted all types of losses on behalf of numerous insurance companies losses, including hurricanes, hail storms, fires, floods, liability claims, and even an earthquake in New Zealand. 

During his time as an independent adjuster, Rob noticed that all of the carriers seemed to be transitioning from “Good Neighbor” to “Antagonistic Acquaintance.” Having grown up around his dad’s State Farm agency office, this new attitude really bothered Rob. He had seen and heard his dad make the State Farm promise many times and, in his career as an adjuster, Rob always felt it was his job to make sure that he followed through on the insurance company’s promise to pay claims properly. 

At the end of 2011, after much soul searching and maintaining his strong belief in doing the right thing, Rob left the carrier side of the claims equation and began his career as a public adjuster. Since making the leap, Rob has handled hundreds of claims of all sizes. From the small claims he handles pro bono to multi-million dollar losses, Rob works tirelessly to get his clients everything they are owed under their insurance policies.

When he not is pursuing his passion for insurance claims, Rob enjoys hunting and fishing. He and his wife, Julie, like to travel and spend as much time as possible with their families in the Midwest.


SHANNON LOYD
Board Certified in Consumer and Commercial Law Attorney
The Loyd Law Firm, PLLC
San Antonio, Texas Area



SCOTT TARPLEY
President and CEO of Disaster Equipment, Inc.
Scott Tarpley is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of The Drying Team Inc. and Disaster Equipment, Inc. which are both international leaders in the restoration industry. For more than 25 years, Scott has serviced property owners, and restoration companies with insurance losses with outstanding success. In his years of leadership, the companies have grown from performing local residential work to assisting other companies with the drying and equipment needs both nationally and internationally. He loves his career and working during catastrophic events.

Scott Tarpley offers more than thirty five years of proven experience in the property restoration industry. Throughout his career, Scott has managed multiple large-loss commercial projects including a $4.7 million dollar loss for the Bay St Louis School District following severe damage from Hurricane Katrina, the Bridgestone – Firestone Corporate Headquarters located in Nashville, Tennessee in excess of $1.1 million dollars, the Warwick Mall Rhode Island $2.9 million flood loss, the South Lake Tahoe personal residence of Charles Schwab and hundreds of other commercial projects.

 

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