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Sylvia Blackshear is the President and Chief Executive of Morris Insurance Services and Consulting, LLC (“MISC”).
In addition to managing the operations of MISC, she personally partners with clients to help analyze the many ways to resolve regulatory risks and surplus lines tax filing issues. Sylvia held several positions of increasing responsibility for two of the largest wholesale brokerage companies in the insurance industry specializing in insurance and surplus lines regulatory compliance. She also worked in risk management for seven years. Sylvia graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Park University majoring in social psychology and management. Formerly, she served as a Business Continuity Officer, Emergency Response Chaplain and a member of the Harris County Citizens Corp – Community Emergency Response Team (“CERT”). She also served on the Texas Independent Insurance Agents Emergency Response Team. Sylvia enjoys hiking, relaxing with a good book, and spending time with her family.
Teri Blackshear is the Operations Manager of Morris Insurance Services and Consulting (“MISC”) where she provides administrative support to the MISC team and manages the productivity and efficiency of the organizational processes. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Park University with a focus in management and human resources. During her college career, she spent several summers interning in surplus lines and insurance, ran a pet sitting business, and worked as a claims adjuster in workers’ compensation insurance. She also served as a member of the Harris County Citizens Corp – Community Emergency Response Team (“CERT”) and a volunteer at her local pet shelter. In her spare time, Teri enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Samantha Shell is the Surplus Lines Supervisor at Morris Insurance Services and Consulting (“MISC”) where she manages the tax filing and reporting team as well as assists clients with their compliance needs. She graduated Cum Laude from Western State College of Colorado with Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Computer Information Science. Samantha began her career in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster in workers’ compensation. She then worked with insurance law before coming to MISC to work in surplus lines. Samantha enjoys spending time with her pets, exploring the outdoors, and gathering with friends and family.
The MISC team is comprised of industry professionals who are well-versed in the surplus lines industry and eager to provide "best in class" customer service.