Douglas Sanford is a Partner and Manager of the Sanford & Tatum Insurance Agency Lubbock Branch. He has been a full time employee of Sanford & Tatum since June of 1970. Douglas graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1970. He obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 1985, and became a Certified Risk Manager in 2011.Douglas specializes in Commercial Property and Casualty, including the glazing, distribution, manufacturing, and medical industries.
Douglas has been published in Rough Notes and Texas Insurance Journal magazines. He has also been a speaker at the National Association of Independent Insurers National Underwriting Conference addressing the topic “The Return to Traditional Underwriting”. Douglas is a Past President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas and is past Texas National Director of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. He has been a member of Texas Tech University Continuing Education Staff, teaching insurance principles for executive directors of non-profit organizations. In 2006, Douglas was awarded IIAT’s Drex Foreman Award which is the highest honor presented by IIAT.
Douglas is currently on the Lubbock Area United Way Board of Directors and was the Area Campaign Chair in 2015. He is on the Board of Directors of Covenant Health Foundation and serves on the Joe Arrington Cancer Center Committee; as well as, being a member of the Finance Committee with St. Elizabeth’s University Parish and serving on the Presidents Council for Texas Mutual Insurance Company.