Image from Anco Insurance’s Facebook page.Photos by (LR) Kathy Gregory and Sid Cauthorn courtesy of ANCO Insurance.
Bryan-based Anco Insurance has announced a change in its management.
President and CEO Kathy Gregory will retire on July 1 after 22 years in these positions. She will remain on the Anco Board of Directors.
Takeover is taken over by Sid Cauthorn, President and CEO of Anco’s parent company, Westex Bancorp Inc. Cauthorn is also Chairman of the Board of Anco.
Press release from Anco Insurance:
After 22 years as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Anco Insurance and 47 years in the insurance industry, Kathy Gregory announces her resignation. Sid Cauthorn, CEO of Del Rio’s Bank & Trust and President and Chief Executive Officer of Westex Bancorp, Inc., will take over the role of President and CEO of Anco Insurance effective July 1, 2021 following Gregor’s resignation.
Kathy Gregory will remain at Anco Insurance as a member of the Board of Directors. Sid Cauthorn is also Chairman of Anco’s Board of Directors. Cauthorn said, “Kathy’s leadership and experience has been an extremely important factor in Anco’s success story since Westex Bancorp, Inc. acquired Anco nearly 20 years ago. As President of Westex and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Anco, I take responsibility for ensuring Anco’s future independence. “
Adds Kathy Gregory, “It has been an honor and a privilege to be President of Anco Insurance for the past 22 years. I am proud of everything we have achieved during this time and I appreciate every single employee who has been a part of Anco during my years here. I know Anco will be in good hands with Sid Cauthorn, and he will continue to help our employees build on 148 years of insurance innovation and the best in customer service. “
Kathy Gregory is from Longview, Texas and attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She joined Anco Insurance in 1984 after gaining a decade of experience in the insurance industry. She and her husband, Mike Bewley, live in College Station. Sid Cauthorn is from Del Rio, Texas and studied at Texas A&M University. He has been in the banking industry since 1987. Cauthorn also serves on the Board of Directors of First Financial Bank in Bryan, Texas. He and his wife Kim have 3 children and split their time between Bryan and Del Rio, Texas.
A reception in honor of Kathy Gregory’s years of service with Anco Insurance will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Stella Hotel in Bryan, Texas.