History

PLUS, Inc. is an independently-owned wholesale insurance brokerage, specializing in the placement of professional lines insurance.  Our offerings include Management Liability (Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Fidelity, Kidnap & Ransom) and Professional Liability (including Errors & Omissions).

Our friendly, knowledgeable team awaits the opportunity to provide your organization with exceptional service that others have come to rely on. When you work with PLUS, you’re placing your business with the premier D&O and E&O broker in the Southwest!

Meet The Team

Steve Sprowls, President

Steve founded PLUS in 1990 after many years in the commercial excess & surplus lines business. He graduated from the University of Texas and attended SMU Law School. He began his insurance career as an adjuster, and entered the specialty field with AIG in the mid-70s. Steve is a frequent writer and lecturer on professional liability topics, and has testified in both the United States Congress and Texas Legislature about professional liability. Steve is a past president of the Texas Surplus Lines Association, a past committee chair for the AAMGA, and former Vice-Chairman and founder of the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas. Steve became the first Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) in Texas in 1995, and the second RPLU+ in Texas and fifth in the country. He enjoys traveling, Italian red wines, and claims to be a thoroughly mediocre golfer and tennis player.

Certifications: CPCU, RPLU+
Email Address: Steves@prolines.com
Direct Phone: 512-225-8596

Judy Sprowls, V.P., Management and Human Resources

Judy earned her undergraduate degree in Education, with a Psychology Minor at the University of Texas in Austin. She went on to finish her Masters in Education in Curriculum & Instruction, and is both a Certified Reading Specialist and a teacher of the Gifted and Talented. These credentials have served her well as she assumes an active role in Human Resources Management and Training at PLUS, having served in the background for many years. She loves spending time with her children, granddaughter and “granddogs.” An avid tennis player, her interests also include reading, genealogy and investing.

Email Address: Judys@prolines.com
Direct Phone: 512-579-5500

Garrett Sprowls, General Counsel/ Managing Broker

Garrett is from Austin and returned to join PLUS after graduating from Wake Forest University School of Law and is admitted to the Bar in Texas. He completed his undergraduate work at Hendrix College with degrees in both Philosophy and History. Garrett became the first Texan and the third Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLUS+) in the country by successfully completing 5 exams beyond the 12 required to earn the RPLU designation. When he’s not binding business, Garrett enjoys playing as much tennis and golf as possible.

Certifications: JD, RPLU+
Email Address: Garretts@prolines.com
Direct Phone: 512-225-8594

Robby Moore, Broker

Robby graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a minor in Management. He has previous management experience in a variety of businesses. A native Texan, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful family, mountain biking, and playing golf and softball.

Email Address: Robbym@prolines.com
Direct Phone: 512-579-5513

Paula Burolla, Assistant Broker

Paula graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in design. She relocated to the Austin area in the autumn of 2013 with her husband and cats.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking and cooking.

Email address: Paulab@prolines.com
Direct Phone: 512-579-5505

Ian McMinn, Assistant Broker

Ian graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Economics. When not at the PLUS, he enjoys swimming, hiking, cooking with friends, and dreaming of his next voyage overseas.

Email Address: Ianm@prolines.com
Direct Phone: 512-579-5513

Heather Graham, Finance and Operations

Heather graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelors in International Relations and a minor in Security Studies. She relocated to the Austin area in the fall of 2016 from the Florida panhandle. She spends her time exploring everything Austin has to offer, coding projects, foodie culture, and playing sports.

Email Address: Heatherg@prolines.com
Direct Phone: 512-225-8590

Shanaya Dixon, Technical Assistant

Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Shanaya relocated to Austin in the summer of 2018; and has loved Austin ever since. She graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor’s in Theatre. She’s frequently involved in Austin’s performing arts scene and loves spending time with her family and two dogs.

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Email Address: Ops@prolines.com
Direct Phone: 512-474-0404