Thomas Archer, CLU, ChFC®
Tom was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Houston and graduated with a BS degree in Economics. Insurance education includes a CLU and ChFC from the American College. Tom was a past board member for International Association of Financial Planners and past president of the Society of Financial Professionals. Tom also served on the NAIFA Foundation board. Tom was Fire Commissioner for the City of Hilshire Village for the past 10 years.
Tom is currently on the Insurance Designers of America (IDA) Board of Directors. He has over 26 years of insurance industry experience and manages a large staff serving independent producers, banks and broker dealers. His agency ranks among the Top Performers. Tom’s office is one of over 50 IDA firms serving independent agents, banks and FA’s across the United States. He was featured in the April 26, 2013 edition of the Houston Business Journal titled “Back to Basics”. Click here to read the article.
Contact Tom Archer at 713-507-1018 or 1-800-477-3548, ext. 1018.
Durr H. Sexton, CLU
Most recently Durr served as Senior Vice President Strategic Alliances and Alternate Distribution for Ameritas Life Holding Corporation, Lincoln Nebraska. His focus was growing new lines of business for Ameritas through independent marketing organizations, BGA and Wealth Management channels and strategic carrier alliances.
Prior to joining Ameritas Durr had a 25 year career with AIG where he held several distribution roles responsible for growing life and annuity sales. He held successive positions of responsibility as a regional Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer Brokerage distribution, President, Independent Annuity Profit Center and Chief Distribution Officer Independent channel.
In addition to his extensive sales and distribution background he was responsible for building both products and compensation formulas while at AIG.
Durr is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in Economics. He obtained his Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1986.
Contact Durr H. Sexton at 713-507-1013 or 1-800-477-3548, ext. 1013.
Charlie Archer, CLU®, ChFC®
Charlie Archer began his career in the insurance industry as an agent support specialist in 2009 with Insurance Designers of Central Texas in Austin. In 2015, Charlie became a managing partner at Elite Marketing/Insurance Designers. As a managing partner, Charlie is charged with managing the sales team and operations of the Austin branch of Elite Marketing Group. Through his years of service, Charlie has demonstrated his passion of putting the client first by ensuring that agents and financial advisors are receiving sound advice and a product that best fits the needs of the client. He has a tremendous wealth of knowledge of carriers’ underwriting strengths and weaknesses and strives to maintain the superior level of service agents and advisors have come to expect in partnering with Elite Marketing Group/Insurance Designers since 1987.
Charlie is a graduate of Texas A&M University with Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance. He holds a general lines insurance license and earned his CLU® designation in November of 2012 and his ChFC® in January of 2014. He has been a proud member of NAIFA since 2010.
Contact Charlie Archer at 512-900-4572 or 1-800-727-1035
William A. Guess, CLU
William A. Guess is President of Guess Associates, Inc., an Insurance Marketing Firm and a division of Elite Marketing Group an Insurance Designers of America office (IDA) located in Houston, TX. Bill’s Northeast Satellite office, located in Conshohocken, PA., serves over 100 Independent Financial Service’s brokers, by providing both marketing and technical support for Estate, Supplemental Retirement and Business Life Insurance programs, by providing products that meet specific Broker and Client objectives.
With over 40 years in the Financial Service Industry, Bill has held positions as Advanced Sales
Consultant for Connecticut General / INA Life, Director of Marketing Services, Southwest Home Office
for Philadelphia Life in Houston, Texas and as Regional Director for Philadelphia Life in both Indiana
Bill received his Bachelor’s Degree in Management- Marketing Science, from St. Joseph’s University and
is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Society of Financial Service Professionals.
Contact Bill Guess at 610-238-9080 or 1-800-486-9643.