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Richard S. Geiger Receives ICT's Mauk Award

July 12, 2007

In announcing that Richard Geiger was the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Mauk Award, the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) released the following announcement:

“Richard S. “Dick” Geiger, general counsel of the law firm of Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, was presented the Raymond Mauk Leadership Award Thursday, July 12 in Austin, at the 15th Annual Mid-Year Property and Casualty Symposium.

Mr. Geiger becomes the tenth recipient of the award.

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) presents the Raymond Mauk Leadership Award at its Mid-Year Property and Casualty Insurance Symposium each year.  It is the Council’s highest honor and is intended to bestow recognition on those whose labor has made a significant difference in the business of insurance.

Mr. Geiger received his law degree from SMU and was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1972 where he served as a delegate to the Texas Constitutional Convention.  In 1975, Geiger joined Thompson, Coe and began his 32 years of service to the Texas insurance industry.

Mr. Geiger’s work can be found in legal briefs, written and oral testimony for regulatory and legislative decision makers as well as the laws and plan of operation for the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association.  His advocacy led to advancements in the residual market, workers’ compensation and general liability.

While serving the industry, Mr. Geiger has also found time to help others in his home town.  He is a member of the board of the Dallas Zoological Society, the Texas Legal Protection Plan, Home Health Services and the W.H. Adamson High School Education Foundation.  He has also been an active parishioner of the Episcopal Church.