The Automotive Edge/Darren G Yancy Sr Professional Bio
Darren has experience from over 26 years in the insurance, real estate and financial services industry, in helping manage client risks in all lines of insurance including Property & Casualty and Group Benefits. His focuses include government agencies, transportation, oilfield services, fuel storage & transport, hospitality, restaurant & bar, construction, HVAC/plumbing, data, real estate, and manufacturing.
His insurance career began operating a Nationwide Insurance Franchise in 1994 with zero clients. It was quickly grown into one of the top performing agencies in Texas. In 1998, the operation expanded in commercial insurance, which remained the central focus of the agency until its sale in 2014. During the agency operation, Darren began to specialize in market sectors such as transportation, data centers, renewable energy systems, and other sectors of expertise he still practices in. As principle, he covered the spectrum from marketing, field underwriting, sales, client management, as well as claims.
After the sale of his operation, Darren provided Business Consulting for start-up, turn-around, as well as static operations. He has also provided support for audit, compliance training, financial analysis, as well as mergers & acquisitions in multiple sectors. In 2018, Darren joined HUB International Insurance Services, Inc for the sale of insurance products. He still maintains his business for consulting.
Darren is a believer in public service. He currently serves as a Commissioner, Secretary/Treasurer/ Risk Manager of the Johnson County Emergency Services District #1. In this appointed position, he is a volunteer on this five member Board dedicated to the management of emergency services to the residents of Johnson County, Texas. Duties include contracts & their negotiation, disbursement & management of funds, complex budgeting, tax issues, and the overall administrative oversight of the District.
Education – University of Texas – Arlington, Bachelors of Business Administration, Major in Finance, Minor in Accounting. Darren is currently pursuing his Associate in Risk Management.
Licenses – Darren is licensed for the Texas Department of Insurance as a Property & Casualty Adjuster, Property & Casualty and Life & Health General Lines Agent, as well as Managing General Agent. Darren has had over 25 non-resident licenses in addition to Texas throughout his career. He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker by the Texas Real Estate Commission, and held a Series 6 License as a Registered Representative from 1995 to 2007.