Houston Treasures

Beth Madison

Houston Treasure for 2012

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Beth embodies the ideal combination of successful entrepreneur and dynamic volunteer. She is a vital force in our community, helping with whatever needs present themselves and inspiring all who work with her to reach greater heights.

After a career in underwriting for major insurance companies, Beth founded Madison Benefits Group in 1983. Since that time, she has overseen the agency’s growth to one of the largest employee benefit specialty firms in the region. Madison Benefits Group is now part of Higginbotham & Associates, one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in Texas. Beth has received many professional accolades in her industry and served as President of the Houston Estate and Financial Forum and on the board for the Chartered Life Underwriters Association.

The list of Beth Madison’s volunteer and philanthropic activities is extensive. For years, she has underwritten college scholarships, and in honor of her mom, Beth established the Loella Elizabeth Madison Scholarship for teacher education. For more than 30 years, Beth has supported the Baylor Teen Clinics as they provide teens with practical advice and tools for the future.

Beth is passionate about the value of arts in our community. She chairs the Board of Directors for Houston Grand Opera and serves on the boards for the Houston Symphony, the Alley Theatre and the Moores School of Music Society. She is past chair of the Houston World Affairs Council, and is a past board member for the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance and Trees for Houston.

She was named an ABC/13 Woman of Distinction, and is a recipient of The June and Virgil Waggoner Award for Volunteerism and a 2010 recipient of the University of Houston’s President’s Medallion.
Beth Madison is a dynamic, inclusive, force for good in our community, inspiring all who work with her to reach greater goals and accomplishments—truly a Houston Treasure.

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