Our Team

Linda Carter

Benefits Consultant

Linda Carter

Linda has a Bachelor of Business degree from Texas State University and over 20 years experience in the employee benefits arena.  She began her benefits career in Austin working for a national health insurance carrier in the HMO division.      During her early tenure she helped integrate HMO and indemnity  products across the state of Texas, later she created and managed a unit to comply with Texas small group health reform law HB 2055/369.     Linda left in 1999 to become an independent broker with The Romine Group, Inc. which was later acquired by Gallagher Benefit Services.  Her clients ranged in size from 2 to 1,000 employees.  In 2007 Linda left Gallagher to establish Texas Benefit Solutions, Inc. a full service benefits firm focused on  the smaller employer.  Linda serves her  community through the local Lions Club, and enjoys spending time with her daughter Katie.


Jill Bates

Jill Bates

Benefits Consultant

Jill brings over 17 years of Human Resources  and benefits experience to the TBS team!  As a seasoned HR professional, she adds yet another dimension of knowledge and experience to our ranks.  She has keen insight into our clients’ needs and an extremely customer-centric perspective that she gained from sitting on the “other side of the table” for many years. After serving as the top HR executive in several organizations, Jill decided to direct her career to the benefits side of things and TBS is pleased to have her on the team.  Jill is a talented singer/songwriter and enjoys performing with a local band in her free time as well as an accomplished horse woman!


Suzi Twomey

Suzi Twomey

Benefits Consultant/Claims Advocate

Suzi’s early experience was in the medical field working as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician for 13+ years as well as in Ophthalmic sales and home healthcare. She received a Bachelor of Business Arts degree in 1997 from Texas Lutheran University. After receiving her degree, she worked in management until she opened a medical transcription business giving her a broad base of medical knowledge, specializing in orthopedics, physical medicine ,and ophthalmology. Suzi joined us in 2013 as a claims advocate and consultant support for Linda and Jill, and became a licensed agent soon thereafter, specializing in individual plans and small groups. Away from the office, she raises Quarter horses on her small farm and enjoys spending as much time as possible with her new grandson, Henry.


Judy Shovlin

Judy Shovlin

Member Advocate

Judy joins TBS with over 20 years of customer service experience.  Customer service has been the backbone of her employment for the past ten years; from service writer and claims processer to advertising and furniture sales.  In all these diverse markets, Judy has received the tools and experience to provide the utmost care to each client.  Judy resides in Gonzales with her daughter Bethany.


Misty Malatek

Misty Malatek

Client Advocate/Enrollment Specialist

As a native of Gonzales, and our youngest team member, Misty brings courtesy, politeness and her heartfelt concern for her clients to the table everyday.  Misty joined TBS in 2009 as a file clerk after her high school graduation.  She has brought with her a tremendous ability to learn and implement processes and is now handling all the compliance paperwork and  computer upkeep for our clients. Misty thoroughly enjoys her responsibilities as Client Advocate due to the fact that she is helping clients manage their employee benefits plan freeing them to focus on more important business aspects.    Our clients tell us that Misty’s greatest attribute is her attention to detail and high level of service with a smile.

 

 

Texas Benefit Solutions, Inc.

1525 Water Street
P.O. Box 1554
Gonzales, Texas 78629
Phone: (830) 672-0000
Fax: (830) 672-0018
Austin: (512) 266-9009

Email: Questions@TexasBenefits.net