Michael, a native Louisianan, moved to Longview in 2004. Michael began his Insurance Career in 2007 and has been employed as an Insurance Producer with Gans & Smith Insurance Agency since 2008, and in 2011 was promoted to Partner. Michael has completed IIAT’s (Independent Insurance Agents of Texas) Producer Development School along with obtaining the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Michael is very active within the Longview Community. He is a member of the Longview Chamber of Commerce, Longview Greggton Rotary, and Longview AMBUCS.
Michael is a graduate of the Leadership Longview Program and was named an “Emerging Leader” of Longview in 2012. He is an active volunteer for multiple non-profit organizations and currently serves as President of Longview Independent School District. Michael is married to his wife Julia and they have 4 children. Michael enjoys anything outdoors including hunting, fishing, golfing, swimming, cycling, running, competing in triathlons, and completed 5 Ironman races since 2015.