René Casanova has been in the Employee Benefits arena for 36 years. He began his insurance career with The Travelers Insurance Company as a Field Representative on June 17th, 1983. A graduate of The Travelers Group Insurance School in Hartford, CT in October 1983 his first field assignment was in New Orleans, LA. Working with area Insurance Agents and Consultants, he learned very early that the most important responsibility he had was to offer excellent service and support to his clients. He was responsible for marketing various products including: Group Life, Medical, Short & Long Term Disability. Later Group Dental and Wellness were added to his sale portfolio.
René was transferred to the Corpus Christi, Texas, office in July of 1985, where his marketing responsibilities included South Central Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley.
In January 1988, he was asked to transfer to the Houston office as one of the lead Sales Reps for the Houston market. All during these transitions he never forgot that hard work and good services to his clients was the reason for his success. In the 1990’s his hard work paid off as he was continually recognized as one of the top sales representatives in the country.
René enjoyed his career with The Travelers Insurance Company and appreciated the opportunity they provided. However, as he matured in the industry he realized that he wanted to start his own Insurance Agency. In June 2002 that dream became a reality as he opened up Casanova Insurance Services. Now going into his 17th year, René credits his success to his clients. René’s goal “to provide outrageous service to my customers. I know how hard they work. I appreciate the confidence they place in selecting me as their business partner.”
René is a Graduate of Holy Cross High School Class of 1978 in San Antonio, and graduated from Saint Edward’s University in Austin in May 1982. His degrees were in Marketing and Finance.