Board of Directors

Tom Chase

Tom Chase

Andrea Barefield

Andrea Barefield

Alfred Solano

Alfred Solano

Jocelyn Williams

Jocelyn Williams

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Tom Chase

Board President

Tom Chase is the Chairman of the Board of Insurors Financial Corp. and its subsidiaries, Insurors Indemnity Company, Insurors Indemnity Select and Insurors Indemnity Underwriters after having served as President and CEO from their founding to 2014. Tom began his insurance career in 1972 with the predecessor of Insurors of Texas General Agency, having previously practiced law with Naman, Howell, Smith and Lee in Waco, Texas.

A graduate of the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, he holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors degree and was a member of Phi Delta Phi and Order of Coif.  He has a BA from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.  Tom has earned the designations of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) and Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding (AFSB).  He is a past President (1981) and Director (1979 – 1982) of The Independent Insurance Agents of Central Texas.

His experiences in insurance include:

  • Chair at Insurors Indemnity Company
  • Chair at Insurors Indemnity Select
  • Chair at Insurors Indemnity Underwriters
  • Chairman of the Board of Insurors Financial Corp.
  • Designations of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
  • Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI)
  • Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding (AFSB)
  • Previous President (1981) and Director (1979 – 1982) of The Independent Insurance Agents of Central Texas

Tom serves on committees of numerous civic organizations and is also a member of the board of directors of Central National Bank. Tom and his wife, Penny, have a son, George, who is President of Insurors of Texas General Agency, Ltd., and a daughter, Felicia Goodman, who is the Executive Director of the Cooper Foundation of Waco.

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Andrea Barefield

Board Member

Andrea Barefield is a second-term Waco City Council Member representing District 1. She graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Public Relations. From there, Andrea went on to be the Main Street Manager for City Center Waco, where she developed and cultivated a sense of community in Downtown Waco through historic preservation and placemaking. After her contributions at the City Center Waco, Andrea joined the Texas Brazos Trail Region, which is a part of the Texas Heritage Trails Program, where she currently holds the title of Executive Director, leading the program in educating, engaging, and promoting cultural and heritage tourism in the 18 counties of the region.

Her interest in nonprofits and commitment to the community can be seen in the many roles she serves in the community, especially in her role as Council Liaison for the Waco Youth Council. Andrea continues her love for working with young people by coaching them in civic leadership training and helping them cultivate special projects like recycling and educating other young people about their carbon footprint. 

Andrea also serves on:

  • Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Museum Board
  • Airport Advisory Board
  • Texas Downtown Association Board
  • Texas Travel Alliance Board
  • Waco ISD Foundation Board
  • Prosper Waco Board
  • Creative Waco Cultural Arts Task Force
  • NAACP Executive Committee as 2nd Vice President and Economic Engagement Chair
  • Communities in Schools Board
  • StartUp Waco Board
  • Community Visioning Board
  • Texas Lyceum

She is also a proud member of the Waco Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.  Andrea has been married to her husband, Elijah, for 18 years and is the mother to two boys, Drew and Jaxon.

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Alfred Solano

Board Member

Alfred Solano is the Vice President of the Waco Family Medicine Foundation. WFM is a Federally Qualified Health Center that focuses on primary health care for the most vulnerable people of the Heart of Texas. He was previously with the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber as President/CEO with a focus on serving the needs of small businesses in order to create greater collaboration and growth in our community.

He graduated from Texas State Technical College in 1982 with a degree in AAS Electronics Technology. He has over 30 years of experience in the office technology industry, where he provided business equipment and software solutions and broad service on various nonprofit boards and advisory councils.

Alfred’s interest in nonprofit began when he attended a Hispanic Chamber monthly luncheon that opened his eyes to how broad of an impact a chamber can have on people. As the former President of the CTHCC, Alfred worked to create partnerships with small businesses and local resources across the Waco community. 

Other impactful roles he held prior to McCIF were in serving:

  • City Center Waco
  • First Central Credit Union
  • City of Waco Recycling Advisory Council
  • Prosper Waco
  • Waco Family Medicine 
  • Hillcrest Healthcare Center 
  • MCC Foundation 

Currently, Alfred serves the Waco community on the following boards:

  • StartUp Waco
  • Act Locally Waco
  • KWBU

Alfred has been married to his wife, Rachel, for 15 years. He has one daughter, Elena, who has also invested in a career focused on serving others.

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Jocelyn Williams

Board Member

Jocelyn Williams is the Center of Business Excellence Coordinator for the Centex African American Chamber of Commerce. As coordinator, her focus is centered around supporting and promoting Waco McLennan County small minority businesses. This is done through getting to know the local business owners and their needs and hopes for their businesses, providing resources and programming such as marketing strategy workshops and social media best practices, and supporting business growth by providing information about vendor and event opportunities as well as grants and loans.

Jocelyn also has experience in supporting community development from her previous role as Community Organizer for Grassroots Community Development. In that role, she connected with community leaders and partners in building healthy relationships within the community and supported community events and activities with schools, churches, businesses, and neighborhood associations. Jocelyn is also a musician, a Classical Flautist, and a former music teacher and church music director.

She has a Master of Music Performance from Catholic University of America, Inc. She also has a vast amount of experience and knowledge in Diversity, Inclusion and Equity initiatives and strategies from her previous work with schools and in the community. She is a certified SEED Facilitator. SEED stands for Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity.

She has facilitated yearlong seminars for school staff, and parents at her position at her school in Maryland. She has also served on several Maryland, DC Metropolitan Diversity and Inclusion School Conference Planning Boards and worked with the National Association of Independent Schools on their host committee in planning their National Conference in DC in 2013. She is a native of Maryland and moved to Waco after marrying her husband, Morris. She enjoys traveling, movies, spas, and good food.

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