BioTim Temple is currently an Executive Director at WORLEY. In addition to being part of the executive management team, his responsibilities include business development focused in the governmental sector.
Prior to joining WORLEY in late 2012, he was Chief Executive Officer of HGI in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mr. Temple’s experience within the industry started early and is both broad and comprehensive. Born into an insurance family in Deridder, La., he spent his formative years working in the family businesses, including Gulf Universal Holdings, which consisted of Amerisafe Insurance Company (workers’ comp) and Morris, Temple & Co., a Louisiana-based managing general agency which also provided loss prevention and third party administrative services.
Upon graduating from Southern Methodist University in 1993, Temple worked as an aide to Louisiana State Treasurer Mary Landrieu. Following this, he took a position as an agent with Morris, Temple & Co. During his tenure, he was involved in the operations of the McDonald’s property and casualty program and served as Executive Director of a Texas-based, non-subscription program for McDonald’s workers compensation benefits with over $350 million in employee payroll.
In 2000 Temple went to work for EWI Re, a privately held reinsurance intermediary firm. As a reinsurance broker, Temple assisted client insurance companies in developing coverage structure, placement, and treaty negotiation and execution of insurance, reinsurance, and other forms of risk transfer with major reinsurance firms in the U.S., Europe and Australia. During his tenure, Temple assisted with the transition of the firm’s relocation from New York to Dallas.
In 2002, Temple was hired by E.W. Blanch, a publicly-owned reinsurance intermediary brokerage firm that later became Benfield (now Aon). Temple continued to work as a reinsurance intermediary and risk management specialist.
In 2006, Temple left Benfield to take a position in Dallas with Deep South, a Managing General Agency with nine regional offices and premiums exceeding $230 million. He served as a founding member of the mergers and acquisitions team, travelling the United States identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions for the company. Temple was quickly promoted to regional manager of a territory that included New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arizona, Arkansas and Colorado, as well as their bordering states. He managed a sales force in excess of 55 employees and was responsible for operations, marketing, production and overall management. During his tenure with Deep South, the territories Temple was responsible for achieving sales in excess of $60 million.
In 2010, Mr. Temple returned home to Louisiana to join Hammerman and Gainer (HGI) where he eventually became CEO.
Tim and his family reside in Baton Rouge.