Jason Houser serves as Vice President, Underwriting for Highland Capital Brokerage. With nearly 20 years of broad industry experience, Jason is responsible for developing and executing strategic planning, including oversight and leadership of underwriting. He also leads the effort to increase the knowledge, exposure, and effectiveness of Highland’s sales, operations, and underwriting, and to deepen the liaison role with carrier partners and industry players.
Prior to Highland, Jason served as Chief Operating Officer at Fortify Insurance Group. In this role, he managed daily operations and staff, as well as strategic planning, high-level underwriting, and process improvement. Jason also served as Associate Director of Underwriting Services at Examination Management Services, where he heavily focused on maintaining and strengthening customer relationships. He began his career at Ash Brokerage and also worked for Senior Market Sales in Omaha, Nebraska as a life underwriter.
Jason graduated from Ivy Tech State College, and is currently working toward his ALU and LOMA certifications.
Jason and his wife, Stephanie, have three children—Jacob, Chad, and Lucas—and two dogs. A former certified personal trainer, Jason enjoys fitness, golf, and spending as much time with his family as possible.