Meet Our Staff

The real strength of any business resides with its people. Hull & Associates is fortunate to have a talented staff with a strong commitment to serving the needs of our clients. Please take a few minutes to get to know the people that work on behalf of our clients and make Hull & Associates a successful organization. 

Richard Hull - President
E-Mail - richard@hull-assoc.com
Telephone - 205.366.8487

Richard opened Hull Insurance in April of 1999 and serves as the president of the agency. While Richard runs the general operations of the agency and works in all areas of the business, he tends to concentrate on construction, restaurant, transportation, and oil and gas industries. 

Prior to founding Hull Insurance, Richard worked as a producer for another independent insurance agency from 1990 to 1998. Before that he was an orthopedic medical sales representative for Otho-Products, Inc., Charlotte, NC from 1988 to 1990, and a wine sales representative for Johnson Brothers, Inc. in Charlotte, NC from 1987 to 1988. Richard is a 1985 graduate of University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg.

Richard earned the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 1994. He served on the board of directors for the Alabama Big I for six years. He was president of Young Agents of Alabama Big I and President of Tuscaloosa Independent Agents Association in 2001. He was also a Board of Director at Tuscaloosa Academy from 2009 to 2012.

Richard is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa, where he is a past deacon and served on the finance committee and the insurance committee. He is married to wife, Ashley, and they have a son, Frazier, and daughter, Blair.  Richard enjoys golf, grilling and college football.      

   

Dee Pace - Account Executive
E-Mail - dpace@hull-assoc.com
Telephone - 205.366.8487

Dee came to Hull Insurance in May 2007. He works as an insurance agent specializing in commercial insurance and bonds. Before joining Hull, Dee worked as a national sales manager for a collection agency for three years and before that owned and operated three local businesses for fourteen years.

Dee received a B.S. Marketing degree from the University of Alabama. He is currently working toward his CIC designation. Dee enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He is a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and involved with Holy Spirit athletics.

   

Tom Meriwether - Account Executive
E-Mail - tom@hull-assoc.com
Telephone - 205.366.8487

Tom, joined Hull and Associates in August of 2009.  He primarily works with our commercial clients, having expertise in the construction, restaurant retail and manufacturing industries.  Tom earned the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2016.

Prior to Joining Hull and Associates, Tom gained experience as a private banker at Bryant Bank where he underwrote loans and did credit analysis for 5 years. He has a B.S. Finance degree with a minor in Economics from the University of Alabama.

Tom is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa and serves as a deacon and chairs the Family Connections Committee.  He is married to Emily and have a daughter, Mary Dunlap, and a son, Thomas.  Tom enjoys the outdoors, college football, golf and tennis.

   

Shelly Bostick - Commercial Lines Account Representative
E-Mail: shelly@hull-assoc.com
Telephone: 205.366.8487

Shelly began work at Hull Insurance in July 2006. She specializes in commercial insurance, claims and billing. She is available to answer client’s questions about insurance coverage and billing, works with underwriters and agents on new and renewing policies, provides evidence of insurance and certificates as needed, helps clients report claims, and maintains client files with important records.

Before joining Hull, Shelly was a personal lines agent at Winfield Insurance Center for ten years. She also has over ten years of experience at State Bank & Trust in Winfield as bookkeeper, teller/loan teller, and secretary to the bank vice-president. She is a Winfield High School graduate and while there took business courses through the vocational program. Shelly has earned her CISR designation.

Shelly enjoys boating, hunting with her family (mainly taking pictures of them at hunting club) and keeping her grandchildren.

   

Gwen B. Donaldson - Commercial Lines Account Representative
E-Mail: gwen@hull-assoc.com
Telephone: 205.366.8487

Gwen joined Hull Insurance on August 5, 2005. She specializes in commercial insurance working hand in hand with clients in our Tuscaloosa and Reform offices to answer questions about their commercial policies with regard to coverage, billing and claims. Gwen works with company underwriters and brokers on behalf of our commercial clients. She also assists clients when claims are made and keeps all files current.

Before joining Hull Insurance, Gwen gained experience while working at three other insurance agencies in three different cities in Alabama. She was also a student at University of South Alabama in Mobile. Gwen has completed her CISR designation. 

Gwen met her husband, Roy, through the insurance industry over 33 years ago. Together they raised three daughters and have three grandchildren that are the love of their lives and keep them very busy. She loves movies, concerts and spending time with her family and their horses.

   

Candy Wright, CISR - Commercial Lines Account Representative 
E-Mail: candy@hull-assoc.com
Telephone: 205.366.8487

Candy started at Hull Insurance in December 2008. She works with commercial clients answering questions about their insurance policies and billing. She communicates with company agents and underwriters regarding both new and renewal commercial insurance policies, reviews documents and certificates before sending them out to clients, and helps clients report claims to the proper party while keeping all necessary records in each client’s file.

Candy has worked in insurance since 2004 after receiving an Associate in Applied Science Degree, Office Administration. She has since earned the professional designation of CISR and IC3 Certified.

Candy is married to husband Andy and is the busy mom of two beautiful girls, Ashton who attends Shelton State, and Emily who attends Northside Middle School. She is an avid reader who enjoys keeping up with her girl’s activities and spending time at the beach.

   

Robin J. Bailey - Personal Lines Account Manager
E-Mail: robin@hull-assoc.com
Telephone: 205.366.8487

Robin has worked at Hull Insurance since January of 2008. As a personal lines account manager, Robin works primarily with individuals and families to make certain their personal insurance needs are met. Her duties include sales, preparing quotes, claim assistance, problem solving and overall customer service to our personal insurance clients. 

Robin’s past experience includes working in accounts payable for Central Supply Co., assistant office manager at Kirkland Overhead Door, and senior staffing coordinator for Always There In home Care.  She is a graduate of Woodland High School in Woodland, CA and studied business at Yuba Community College.

Robin loves to watch her seventeen year old daughter, Mikayla, spin her flag during football season, Alabama football, and going to the beach and swimming with her two bulldogs Lucy and Vern.