ODESSA  (432) 301-9590
1000 MAPLE AVE., ODESSA, TEXAS 79761
MIDLAND  (432) 699-0933
1030 ANDREWS HIGHWAY, MIDLAND, TEXAS 79701 

About

About

Meet Our Staff

Bill F. Rea, CIC
7/4/1938 - 12/29/2013

Mr. Billy F. Rea was the CEO of West Texas Insurance Exchange, Inc. He was involved in the insurance business since 1962. After graduating from the University of Texas-EI Paso with a degree in Business Administration, Bill Rea started a scratch insurance agency in Odessa, Texas with a partner. One year later, he went to work for an insurance agency in Kermit, Texas and later purchased that agency. That agency was known as The Kermit Insurance Agency.

In 1974, with an eye for growth, he purchased an agency in Odessa, Texas. In 1975, he moved to Odessa to operate the agency. These agencies became Bill Rea Insurance Associates, Inc. The business continued to grow, and in 1976, The Kermit Insurance Agency was sold but later repurchased by Bill Rea Insurance Associates, Inc. In 1989, Bill Rea Insurance Associates, Inc. purchased West Texas Insurance Exchange of Midland, and in 1994, all branches were incorporated under the current name of West Texas Insurance Exchange, Inc.

Bill held a property and casualty license, risk manager license, life and health license, and security license.

Bill received honors throughout his career, including being a Million Dollar Round Table Life Producer, serving on Agent Advisory Councils for several insurance companies, being Director of the Chamber of Commerce in Kermit and Odessa, as well as being appointed by the Board of Governors of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors as a Certified Insurance Counselor in 1985. He was initiated into the Odessa Chamber of Commerce Businessman Hall of Fame by the State of Texas House of Representatives in 2003. Bill also participated in several civic organizations during his career. 

Bill was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Odessa, Texas.
Jeff Rea, CIC - President
Mr. Jeff Rea is the President of West Texas Insurance Exchange, Inc. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1984 with a degree in Business Administration and has been with the agency since 1985. Jeff’s primary focus is in commercial insurance sales, targeting medium to large accounts, and he has developed exclusive insurance programs for the oil and gas and environmental industries.

As the company’s president, Jeff has worked very diligently in obtaining several recognized licenses that promote the company‘s prestige, including a Local Recording Agents License and a Life and Health License.

Some of Mr. Rea's business accomplishments include, completing the Aetna Prime Agent School in Hartford, Connecticut in 1987 and receiving the Aetna Agent "Rookie of the Year" award in 1987. Mr. Rea completed the Aetna Commercial Insurance School at Hartford in 1988. In 1990, Jeff became a Certified Insurance Counselor appointed by the Board of Governors of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. He is currently working on becoming a Certified Risk Manager.

Jeff has proven to be a leader not only at West Texas Insurance Exchange, Inc., but also in the community, serving as a member of Leadership Odessa through the Odessa Chamber of Commerce and by appointment to the Board of Directors of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Rea has been recognized by several insurance companies as a Top Producer for their companies.

Mr. Rea is married and has two children. He is an active member of the Crossroads Fellowship Church

Email: jeffrea@wtie.net
Glen Elliott, CIC - Vice President
Mr. Glen Elliott is Vice President of West Texas Insurance Exchange, Inc. He graduated from Tarleton State University in 1978 with a degree in Business Administration and has been with the agency since 1985. Glen‘s primary area of expertise is in commercial sales, focusing on medium to large accounts.

Mr. Elliott is licensed to sell property and casualty insurance as well as life and health insurance.

Glen served as President of the Independent Agents Association of Midland in 1992. Among his greatest achievements includes him becoming a Certified Insurance Counselor, being appointed by the Board of Governors to the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

Mr. Elliott is married with two children. He enjoys spending time helping young adults and the community. Glen is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Midland, Texas.


Email: glene@wtie.net
Ronnie Freeman - Producer
Ronnie L. Freeman is the Manager of Personal Lines at West Texas Insurance Exchange, Inc. He graduated from Permian High School in 1976 and joined West Texas Insurance Exchange, Inc. in 1993.

Mr. Freeman is a licensed producer in property and casualty insurance as well as life and health insurance. Ronnie was awarded the Customer Insurance Service Representative designation in 1999.

Ronnie has also served as president of the local Independent Insurance Association in 2001.

Mr. Freeman has three children and is actively working with youth organizations. Ronnie is a member of the Mid-Cities Church of Odessa, Texas.
Brenton Kidd - Producer
Brenton Kidd is a Multi-Line Producer for West Texas Insurance Exchange, Inc. He attended Texas Tech University, where he studied Marketing and Advertising. His main focus of expertise is in commercial sales, focusing on medium to large accounts, excelling in the oil and gas industry.

Brenton is licensed to sell property and casualty insurance, with the goal of becoming certified in life and health insurance as well. Brenton is in the process of becoming a Certified Insurance Counselor appointed by the Board of Governors of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, as well as becoming a Certified Insurance Service Representative. He is a graduate of the National Alliance School for Producer Development.

Brenton is a former golf professional and enjoys being active in the community. He is happily married. 
Kelly McGuire - Life & Health Specialist
Kelly McGuire has been the Life and Health and Retirement Investment Department Chair for West Texas Insurance Exchange, Inc since 1995. Mr. McGuire received his degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1975 with a degree in Business Administration.

Mr. McGuire holds a life and health insurance license - Series 6 & 63 Securities License - and is the Retirement Investment Department Manager. He is a registered representative in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico for the sale of securities.

As well as being married with four children, Mr. McGuire is very active in the community, being President of the Odessa High Softball Booster Club and a past board member of the Odessa Girls Softball Association. Kelly is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Odessa, Texas.
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