Chief Executive Officer
Sam Mullis is CEO of Mullis Newby Hurst. Prior to founding Mullis Newby Hurst in 2002, he was with Dodson-Bateman & Company for 17 years as an executive vice president and shareholder. Mullis has also held surety and casualty insurance underwriting positions with the USF&G Companies in Dallas. He is active in numerous trade associations and has served on the boards of TEXO, Associated General Contractors National Surety Council and the Construction Education Foundation. He is also a past board member of the Associated Builders and Contractors of North Texas and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Mullis holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in insurance and finance.
John Newby is President of Mullis Newby Hurst. Newby previously worked as assistant vice president for NAS Surety Group where he was responsible for its operations in the Western United States. During his 12 years in the surety bond underwriting field, he worked in California and Illinois with the Insurance Company of the West and Reliance Surety Company. He is an active member of several industry associations, including a past instructor at the National Association of Surety Bond Producers William Angell Surety School. Newby earned an MBA from Pepperdine University after receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
Senior Executive Vice President
Jan Johnson serves as Senior Executive Vice President with over thirty years of commercial insurance experience. Under her impressive direction, Mullis Newby Hurst has grown three-fold since 2002. Prior to joining the MNH team, Johnson was a senior account executive for Dodson-Bateman & Company and an account manager in the construction group of Willis Corroon. Her career has been focused on construction insurance and she is active in several industry associations.
Troy Key is Vice President of Mullis Newby Hurst. Prior to joining the agency, Key was the regional bond manager for Crum & Forster. His surety background also includes several years underwriting for Safeco Surety and XL Surety. Key received the designation of Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding (AFSB) in 2004 and has served on the board of the Dallas Surety Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University.
Scott Stagner is Vice President of Mullis Newby Hurst who has 30 years’ experience as a producer and marketing professional in the property and casualty insurance business with specialization focused on construction, trucking and real estate. Stagner’s insurance career began with Texas Employers and Employers Casualty Company in 1980 including a tenure with Willis Corroon. Prior to joining Mullis Newby Hurst, he was a producer and marketing executive for Aon and Allied North America. Stagner earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate and Finance from North Texas State University.
Mike Wiggins serves as Vice President of insurance at Mullis Newby Hurst. Prior to joining the agency, Wiggins was a producer for Liberty Mutual in South Texas. His background involves property & casualty for construction related risks. He is an active member in TEXO, ASA and the Young Contractor’s Council. Wiggins earned a BS from Southwest Texas State University and holds the designations of Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) as well as Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).
Douglass Reed serves as Vice President of Mullis Newby Hurst. Prior to joining Mullis Newby Hurst in 2014, Doug was a producer for one of the largest mutual insurance companies in the United States. Doug has quickly become a resource for his customers due to his extensive knowledge of property and casualty insurance and surety bonds with respect to the construction industry. Doug is a proud graduate of Baylor University.
Vice President, Construction Marketing
Raleigh Roussell joined Mullis Newby Hurst in January 2013. He served 40 years as President and CEO of TEXO before taking on the role of Vice President of Construction Marketing at MNH. His distinguished honors include being named the S.I.R. Award recipient in 1993 which is the construction industry’s highest award. Roussell was also named an Honorary Life Member of the American Institute of Architects and has been inducted into the “Contractor Hall of Fame” at Texas A&M University. In 2011 an endowed scholarship was established in his name by the faculty, students and industry partners at the University of Oklahoma. Roussell received a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University.
Vice President, Risk Management
Paul serves as Vice President of Risk Management for Mullis Newby Hurst. Prior to joining Mullis Newby Hurst in 2017, Paul was SVP of Risk Services for Equify/Wilks Bros for 4 years and spent 13 years with AON/Allied North America as Senior VP Construction Claims for the Southwest Region. With more than 3 decades of claims experience, Paul brings his deep expertise to each engagement by providing review of claims regulations, coverage interpretation, and exposure analysis. He champions client advocacy and claims management. Paul holds designations as a Claims Law Specialist (SCLA), Associate In Claims (AIC) and has been Licensed as a Claims Adjuster for over 30 years.
Vice President, Insurance
Marsha Grant serves as Vice President of Insurance. Marsha joined MNH in 2003 and has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. She worked previously as an Account Executive with Summit Global Partners and Noel/Greaves, Inc. and was also an Account Manager/Office Manager at Transportation Insurance Managers. Marsha holds designations as an Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) and a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS).
Vice President, Accounting/Operations
Terry Noey has been with Mullis Newby Hurst since its inception. She serves as the Vice President of Accounting. Her career includes over 25 years of accounting for different types of businesses. Noey holds her P&C insurance license and the ACSR (Accredited Customer Service Representative) designation. She earned her Bachelor of Science at Liberty University and her MBA at Cameron University.
Chris Sundberg serves as Vice President of Mullis Newby Hurst, managing our surety bond department and overseeing special projects. Prior to joining Mullis Newby Hurst, Chris spent almost 5 years at Deloitte where he provided tax compliance and consulting services to family offices, C-suite executives, and small business owners. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting (cum laude) and a Master of Science degree in Taxation from the University of North Texas and has been a licensed CPA in the state of Texas since 2014.