Rob joined CLA Insurance Group in August of 2015 and brings over 25 years of carrier and agency experience to the operation. His primary focus is advancing the agency through organic growth and acquisitions. Prior to coming on board, Rob served in leadership roles at several companies in the DFW area, notably CFO at Gus Bates Insurance and Investments, President at American Hallmark Insurance Services and Senior Vice President and Producer at Wm. Rigg Co.

Rob is a CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) and has the ARe (Associate in Reinsurance) designation, a BA in Business Administration from Baylor and a Masters from Vanderbilt.



Vice President of Operations

Michelle began her career on the carrier side as a team leader in the commercial insurance division for State Farm Insurance. She then switched her focus and started working for an independent insurance agency as an account manager and later as a producer. She also spent a short time as a middle market underwriter at The Combined Group in Dallas.


She currently continues to service her current customers with her own book of business as well as serve as the Vice President of Operations for CLA Insurance Group.

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Senior Vice President

John, a native Dallasite, graduated from Bishop Dunne in 1974 and immediately went to work for his father, Clyde Delay, who formed Clyde Delay Insurance Agency in 1945. In 1990, they teamed up with Howard Pietsch, forming the agency now known as Alliance Insurance Agency of Dallas. Clyde and John worked together until Clyde’s death in 2006.

John works for his customers, continuing to deliver old fashioned work ethics that keep his customers satisfied and comfortable, knowing that he has done all he can for their insurance needs. Many of John’s clients have remained loyal to him for over 30 years. There is no client too small. John is there to handle the needs of his insureds, whether it be bonds, business insurance or home.



Vice President

Larry is a second generation insurance professional with a real passion for his clients and his work. With over 20 years experience in the industry, Larry has worked with many different types of commercial risks. Larry’s primary focus is the hospitality industry with a focus on hotels, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Larry is a proud Texas Tech Red Raider and has also trained with the renowned Sitkins Group.


Larry looks forward to helping you protect your business for you and future generations.



Vice President

Mike joined CLA Insurance Group in 2020 and brings over 25 years of risk management experience to his clients. He started his insurance career in 1994 at Wm. Rigg Company where he specialized in the needs of commercial insurance clients. In 2008, he joined Lucien Wright Insurance Services in order to continue writing small to middle market businesses, including contractors.


He is involved in many community projects, including being a board member for the West Area Council of the Fort Worth Chamber as well as the President of their Texas Tornadoes business leads group. He received his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 2001.


Mike grew up in West Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University and graduated from Texas Wesleyan College in 1983 with a BBA in business management. He played baseball for both schools.  He is currently a volunteer coach for the First Tee of Fort Worth youth development program.



Sales Executive

Sam joined CLA Insurance Group in July of 2020 and brings a wide array of industry experience to the company. After beginning his career advising clients on property and casualty insurance at Arthur J. Gallagher in Chicago, he briefly moved to General Electric in a sales and client service capacity before realizing that commercial insurance was his passion. Sam’s previous clients consisted of national accounts, wholesaler-distributors, manufacturing, construction, event services, and the hospitality industries.


Sam is a Hoosier by birth but has adopted the Texas way of life. His primary goal is ensuring that your insurance program is optimal for your specific business operations and personal risk appetite.



Sales Executive

Luke began his insurance career more than 10 years ago, having both Life & Health as well as Property & Casualty licenses. Working for the Arthur J. Gallagher Benefit division, Luke obtained training at a corporate level which impacted his overall capabilities. He joined CLA Insurance Group in 2017.

Luke brings a variety of knowledge and experience to help his customers with a full comprehensive approach. His passion is to bring his clients cost effective risk management and insurance programs, positively impacting their financial results.



Senior Account Manager

Diane began her career in 1976, working for her hometown independent insurance agency in Plano, Texas.  After several years, she went to work for Alliance Insurance Agency of Dallas where she was involved in Account Management, Commercial Lines Department Management, and Assistant to the Senior Partner, John DeLay.  Diane held this position for 28 years prior to joining CLA Insurance Group as a Senior Account Manager. 

"Commercial Insurance is a never-ending experience that constantly changes.  Just when you think you've seen it all, something new comes along."



Senior Account Manager

Cathy has over 40 years of experience in the commercial property & casualty insurance industry. After 22 years with State Farm Insurance, Cathy moved into the independent agency system, working for several agencies in the DFW area.

She moved to CLA Insurance Group in May of 2015 and services a variety of commercial clients.

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Account Manager

Renee joined the CLA Insurance Group team from the New Jersey shore area. Renee has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years in Commercial Lines. She began her commercial insurance career at The Commercial Agency which specializes in Contracting and Construction accounts. Most recently she worked for The Vozza Agency, which specializes in restaurants.

Renee has CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) and CRIS (Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist) designations and has the reputation for being honest, diligent, and friendly and for making clients feel as if they are the only one she has.



Account Manager

Samantha was born and raised in Texas. She is a 3rd generation insurance agent and began her insurance career by joining the family business in June 2010. She takes pride in servicing her accounts the way that both her grandfather and father have done.

She obtained her producer license in 2010 and graduated from The Hartford School of Insurance in 2014 with a CLCS designation. She has worked in various positions, including accounting and customer service.



Marketing & Customer Service Rep

Margie started in the insurance business on the company side and has worked for several standard companies. She has worked at Alliance for the last 15 years and has 30 plus years’ experience.


Her main focus is to quote new business and retain renewal accounts for the agency.