Wiley R. Shockley
A native of San Angelo in west Texas, he began his long history with RVOS as a Sales Representative and Local Lodge claims adjuster in 1978. He served on the By-Law Committee as Chairman from 1986 thru 1990, Alternate District 5 Director from 1991 thru1998 and District 5 Director from 1999 thru 2006. During his 28 years as an active agent, he also served 26 of those years as a firefighter for the City Of San Angelo, retiring from the department in 2006 as senior Captain. Delegates at the 2006 General Convention held in Waco elected him as Vice President to succeed long time Home Office Officer Richard Hykel after 32 years of service. The General Convention Delegates assembled in Galveston, subsequently elected him to serve as the official head of the Association and of the Board of Directors as President, in 2010. He holds a Professional Farm Mutual Managers (PFMM) designation from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), a Managing General Agents (MGA) license, a General Lines Property & Casualty license, a General Lines Life, Accident, Health & HMO license and a Property & Casualty Adjuster's license, all issued by the Texas Department of Insurance. He and his wife Mary reside in Belton.
A graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, he began serving on the Board of Directors as Corporate Secretary in October 2006. He holds an Associate in Claims (AIC) from the Insurance Institute of America, a Professional Farm Mutual Managers (PFMM) designation from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), in addition to a Property & Casualty Adjuster's and General Lines Property & Casualty license issued by the Texas Department of Insurance. Wesley also serves the Texas Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (TAMIC) as President. He was promoted to Vice President in August 2012 and has oversight of Underwriting, the Marketing Department and Local Lodge affairs.
Vice-President at Large
Originally from Abbott and a current resident of Troy, Richard served in the US Army National Guard from November, 1965 to April, 1970 at which time he received his honorable discharge as Specialist 4. He came aboard with RVOS in April, 1974 as a State Claims Adjuster until January, 1979. Richard was first elected to the RVOS Board in January, 1979 as Secretary of the Association. In January, 1999 he was elected as Vice President to oversee the Claims Department. In January 2003, the Association expanded its Human Resource Department and his duties were changed to oversee that department thru January, 2007 at which time he retired. He was again elected to the Board at the 2010 General Convention held in Galveston as Vice President and oversaw the HR Department, building and grounds maintenance, Local Lodge affairs, supervised the Marketing Reps and assisted with the Marketing Department until August 2012 at which time he assumed the Vice President at Large (Inactive) position. He currently works with the at Large agents, conducts promotional events and other special projects as assigned in addition to serving on the Board of Directors.
A University of Texas graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree, he was first elected to the RVOS Board of Directors in 2001 as District 7 Director and served two and one half years as Vice President at Large (Inactive). He moved into the Home Office full time in August 2012 and currently oversees Information Technology and the RVOS Claims Department. James also served as an RVOS agent for 27 years. In addition to the insurance business, he has 30 years experience in the natural gas pipeline industry, having served 16 years in system operations and 14 years in the auditing division. Community service is very important to him as he has served as a past president of the local Chamber of Commerce, deacon of his church, and served 3 elected terms in all three officer positions for the school board. He and his wife of 35 years, Betty, and have two grown daughters, both of whom are graduates of Texas A&M.
District 1 Director
From the small farming community of Holland, Joe has been with RVOS Lodge 83 for more than 30 years having served as an agent, local lodge claims adjuster, Alternate By-Law Committee representative, By-Law Committee member and Chairman, Alternate District 1 Director from 2002 thru 2011 and RVOS District 1 Director beginning in 2011. Joe was a member of the U.S. Army Reserve for more than 26 years, being honorably discharged as an E-8 Master Sergeant in 1998. He attended Temple Junior College and graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree and obtained his Masters degree in 1977. He has been a public educator for 35 years, with a majority of those teaching Agriculture at his Alma Mater, Holland High School. Joe is a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Salado, a 3rd Degree in the Knights of Columbus, a member and 1st Vice Commander of American Legion Post 526, and also serves on the Board of Directors for SPJST Lodge 80, the Holland Cemetery and the Smith Ranch Property Owners Association. Being an insurance agent and educator in a small community has brought great joy and many pleasant memories to Joe. He and his wife Shirley (Bartz) Liles, still reside on a small farm just outside Holland.
District 2 Director
Born and raised in Williamson County, Nelson is currently a resident of Granger. He spent 21 years serving his country in the U.S. Army from 1957 through 1978, retiring with the rank of Major. During his military career he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and attended William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia while working towards an MBA. A member of RVOS since 1976, he has served as a Local Lodge Secretary, a member of the By-Law Committee and a sales agent. He was first elected to the Board of Directors at the 1998 General Convention held in Temple and is currently in his fourth term as District 2 Director.
District 3 Director
Served RVOS Lodge 97 in the Fairchilds/Needville area as a Sales Representative and Local Lodge claims adjuster for 30 years before retiring in 2000 when he was elected County Commissioner for Precinct 1 in Fort Bend County, a position he held for 8 years. He also taught Industrial Arts for 30 years, mostly in the Rosenberg area. He was elected as District 3 Director at the 2010 General Convention held in Galveston. Thomas is a member of the Rosenberg Rotary, Fort bend County Historical Commission, Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degrees, Needville Chamber of Commerce, Needville Harvest Park and Saint Michaels Catholic Church Parish Council. He has been married to wife Donna for 40 years and they have three children, Bradley, Amy and Christy as well as 7 grandchildren. He raises cattle and enjoys traveling, boating and hunting.
District 4 Director
A native of Victoria, he is a graduate of the University of Houston and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has served as an Agent for RVOS since 1983. His degree led to a financial career in the banking industry, where he specialized and concentrated on delivering exceptional customer service and banking products through the use of technology. Dennis served as Vice President and Information Systems Manager for South Texas Savings Bank and FirstCapital bank in Victoria for 21 years. He was elected as District 4 Director at the 2006 General Convention in Waco and re-elected for another 4 year term at the 2010 Convention held in Galveston. Dennis and wife, Donna have two children Dana and Dean.
District 5 Director
Jack W. Clark
Originally from Red Oak, Iowa Jack graduated from Red Oak High at the age of 16 when he entered the U.S. Army as a private in 1962. After serving his country with tours in Korea, Vietnam and Germany he was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1976. He graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies degree while in the military from the University of Nebraska. He also completed classes at West Texas A & M University in pursuit of an MBA in Finance. Jack has resided in Amarillo since 1979 and was one of the founding officers of Panhandle Lodge 194 in 1985. He began his career in the insurance industry in life insurance sales and continued by obtaining his General Lines Property & Casualty in addition to Property & Casualty Adjuster's license issued by the Texas Department of Insurance.
District 6 Director
Originally from Arlington, Rhonda began her career with RVOS as an Agent in 2001 but her family has a long history with the Company beginning with her Grandfather serving as Home Office Treasurer for many years and her parents as Local Lodge Officers, also for many years. She is proud of her 100% Czech heritage and being raised in a Catholic environment. She worked in the IT industry for more than a decade and became a member of the RVOS By-Law Committee in 2006. She became a member of the Board of Directors in April, 2011 and still serves as an Agent for her Lodge in the Whitesboro/Tioga area of North Texas. She has been married to her husband, Tillman Jeffrey Stillman for 14 years and they are the proud parents of sons Pate 13 and Wade 11.
District 7 Director
A graduate of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Charles resides in the Bryan-College Station area in Brazos County. He is a past member and Chairman of the RVOS By-Law Committee and has been an agent with the company since 1994. He became a Board member in January, 2010. A former high school and college football referee, he spent many Friday nights and Saturday afternoon's on the gridiron and has traveled all over the country. He maintains a small property and casualty agency that allows him to service the insurance needs of his clientele, all of whom he considers his friends and neighbors.