H. Lee Loftis, Jr.
Government Affairs Director
Independent Insurance Agents of Texas
Lee joined Independent Insurance Agents of Texas as Director of Government Affairs in April 2006. Prior to joining IIAT, Lee was an Independent Insurance Agent for 28 years in Lubbock, Tyler, and finally in Austin.
Lee has been active in association work since the early 80’s, and served as President of IIAT from 1993-1994. In his last role as an agent volunteer, Loftis served four years as State National Director (SND) on the board of the Independent
Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA).
Lee’s passion for the independent agency system as well as his working knowledge of the issues facing the IIAT members has benefitted him in his role as IIAT’s Govt. Affairs Director. Over the last few legislative sessions, IIAT’s
Government Affairs team has been at the forefront of helping pass legislation such as: Change Notification on both Personal and Commercial policies, allowing Surplus Lines to offer quotes on certain Commercial lines policies, Certificate
of Insurance form regulation, PEO work comp loss information disclosure, as well as Regulation of Healthcare navigators under the new federal ACA.
This past session, IIAT was very successful in passing all five of its key initiatives Including modernization of TWIA processes.
Lee’s hobbies include his passion for the game of golf as well as hunting and fishing and spending time with his 5 grandchildren.