LEADERSHIP

Colin Pope

Colin began his career in insurance in 2008 after spending more than three years in the finance world. He worked for a large independent insurance agency in Tyler before forming the strategic partnership that started The Exploration Insurance Group LLC in May 2013. Colin has worked with clients in a wide range of industries with his major focus being in the Oil & Gas industry.

Colin is actively involved in the Tyler community. He has served on the board of the Natural Gas Society of East Texas, and is involved with the Children’s Miracle Network. He is also a member of Marvin United Methodist Church.

Colin is an avid outdoorsman and loves spending time with his wife, Julie, and two sons, Jackson and Harrison.

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Ryan Slaughter

Ryan began his insurance career in 2002 with a large independent agency in Tyler where he quickly became the top producer. His primary focus is applying his insurance expertise and knowledge to the unique needs of the oil and gas industry. He currently has accounts of all sizes and types throughout the country, both oil and gas related as well as other industry types.

Ryan is a graduate of Texas State University. He is actively involved in his community, where he now serves on the board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Ryan is an avid golfer and football fan. He and his wife Brittni have two sons, Parks and Tate.

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Angela Bridges

Angela began her insurance career in 2002 working for a large insurance company. Quickly rising to one of their top agents she moved into management where she helped to train and manage oncoming agents. During her time in management, Angela noticed an increasing need that employers had for compliance related guidance in the areas of the Affordable Care Act and ERISA. She then, in 2012 stepped out of her management roll and started her own independent agency that helped in compliance areas as well as designed competitive priced employee benefit programs. Angela joined EIG in March of 2016 to establish and lead the Employee Benefits Department. Her years of experience in the industry as well as her compliance knowledge help to ease the burden for employers and busy HR managers.

Angela lives here in Tyler and currently attends Grace Community Church. She and her husband David have two children, Jake and Bailey. She also enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, being outdoors, and watching any sporting event her children participate in.

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