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14 State Hwy 75 N, Suite A | Huntsville, Texas 77320
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Staff | Cates Insurance

Meet Our Staff:

At Cates Insurance you'll find a highly experienced and helpful team of professionals that look forward to helping you find the best policy to fit your needs.

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Leslie Lee

Leslie joined Cates Insurance in 2001 with a background as a real estate agent and a small business owner. Licensed in both Personal Lines and Commercial Lines Property & Casualty, Leslie is committed to using her experience to acquire coverage suited to the client with the best possible price.


Tracy Smith

Tracy joined Cates Insurance in 2003. She is dedicated to serving her clients with their Personal and Commercial Insurance needs. Tracy also holds her Life & Health License and can assist you with Health Insurance and a variety of Life Insurance products. Tracy is currently working towards her Certified Insurance Counselor Designation.


Russell Lee

Russell joined Cates Insurance in October of 2000 as a Personal Lines CSR and soon thereafter became an agent writing Home and Auto insurance. His career then progressed into the Commercial Lines department. Russell has most recently added to his Personal and Commercial experience by becoming our key resource for Group and Individual Health Insurance as well as Life and Medicare Supplement.


C'Ann Parten

C’Ann is new to Cates Insurance but not new to the Insurance Industry. She brings with her 18+ years of experience in All Lines of Insurance and Agency Management. She has received Top Honors for Life Insurance Sales for Several years running. C’Ann takes pride in representing you as her customer and meeting all your needs.


Candace Cates-Myers

Candace Cates-Myers joined Cates Insurance in June of 2004. She is currently trained and licensed by the Texas Department of Insurance, along with being a licensed Notary Public. Candace has worked in our Customer Service department for 8 years and can help our clients with all of their Personal Insurance needs.


Cindy Mejia

Cindy joined Cates Insurance in March of 2009. In addition to her bookkeeping duties, Cindy is also a licensed Personal Lines Customer Service Representative. Cindy is fluent in two languages and also assists in translating for our Spanish speaking clients.


Paul Saims

Next year will mark Paul's 30th year as a licensed Texas agent. In additional to his role as Senior VP for Cates, he is also a Commercial Lines Producer for ISB Insurance Services in Houston specializing in Construction/Contracting risks, Main Street Business, Technology, Oil & Gas and Professional Liability accounts. Paul completed his CIC designation in 2000 and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.