MEET THE TEAM

NICI is a full-service insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm

 “The company has a positive, ‘can-do’ way about them…”

— S. L. King & Associates, Inc.

You will find that everyone you deal with at NICI has one thing in common: We put our clients first! In order to serve you best, we take the time to get to know you and learn about your company and your needs. We have a proven service and support record, and we remain strong and dedicated to our commitment of consistently providing the highest level of industry expertise and quality services to our clients.


Herman L. Ross II
CEO/CFO

Herman founded NICI in 1994 and is recognized as one of the hardest working entrepreneurs in insurance and risk management. He became a licensed agent in 1982, and over the years, has worked on both sides of the insurance fence after beginning his career at Hartford Insurance Group.

Herman was formerly the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Advisor to the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), and had a seat on its Board. He was instrumental in the writing of the rules and regulations that apply to federally funded, street, highway, and airport programs; testifying many times on behalf of minority business owners. In addition, he was invited to speak at the Congressional Black Caucus and Transportation Brain Trust and also provides guidance to small business owners throughout the country. Herman was educated at the University of California, Santa Barbara and California State University, at Fullerton. He holds Property, Casualty, Surety, Life and Health Insurance Licenses.


Ashley Hopkins

Ashley is a licensed Property and Casualty, Health, Life and Disability Broker in Texas, she has also been licensed in Massachusetts and Nevada before moving to Texas so she has worked in the industry all over the country. Ashley’s responsibilities include renewal analysis, RFP development, assisting in claims and billing resolution and open enrollment. She has the deep knowledge and credentials to guide clients through the ever changing landscape of the insurance market.

She is currently studying to be certified as a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist and is finishing up her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Studies in Business Administration at Southern New Hampshire University.


Katarzyna Kus

Katherine comes to NICI with several years of administrative assistant and customer service experience. She works closely with the management team while performing her administrative duties and delivers professional customer service. She is a licensed insurance agent and adjuster with previous claims management experience in marine commodity insurance. Katherine received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and also associates degrees of science in Liberal Sciences and Business. She is currently a student at Texas Woman’s University earning dual master’s degrees.



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