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Our Team

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Mark Crites is able to leverage a wealth of knowledge and decades of industry experience to provide the best for Crites clients.  He founded Crites Insurance Group in 1985 with the goal of protecting and preserving wealth across multiple generations.  Estate planning attorneys, dentists and medical professionals, business professionals and wealthy families agree that Mark is one of the best in the business.  

His work and reputation have earned him membership to:

  • Salesmanship Club of Dallas

  • Million Dollar Round Table, Life member, 25 years Top of Table

  • National Society of Financial Service Professionals

  • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils

  • Dallas Estate Planning Council

  • SMU Letterman's Association

  • SMU Planned Giving Advisory Council

Mark is married to his wife Martha, and together they have 3 sons.

Mark Crites

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Michael Crites is a partner at Crites Insurance Group. He earned his B.A. in Finance from Dallas Baptist University and brings a fresh perspective and passion for the future of the firm. Michael began on the career side of the insurance industry, with three years of general agency experience in different roles. After of which, he joined Crites Insurance Group in 2018.

His memberships include:

· Association for Advanced Life Underwriting

· National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors

· Dallas Baptist University Alumni Association

· Highland Park Alumni Association

 

A proud area resident and professional, Michael is married to his wife Jessica, and frequently gives back to the organizations he is a part of.

Michael Crites

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Being responsible for case design and underwriting, Nancy brings over 35 years of industry experience to Crites Insurance. She started in the life insurance business in 1987 with John Hancock as a customer service rep, case underwriter as well as a recruiter for agents.

 

In 1998 Nancy joined a small family agency, Prescott Benefit Services, now part of the Marsh McClennan Agency, where she was an executive assistant and case manager. She obtained her group 1 license in 1995. 

 

Nancy joined Crites in 2019 and obtained Certified Long Term Care credentials in March of 2020.  Her unmatched skills in case design and underwriting as well as long term care insurance are well known among her industry peers.

 

She has been married for 31 years and has two grown sons.  In her free time Nancy can be found outdoors while spending time with her family. 

Nancy Young

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As the Senior Case Manager, Cindy is responsible for all client service-related issues.  Cindy joined Crites Insurance Group in January 1997 after starting her insurance career in 1988.  Her skills are many, including underwriting, policyholder service, and most importantly, her promptness and attention to our clients' needs.

 

When not working, family time is very important to her and her husband Mike of 37 years.  They enjoy spending time with their 5 children, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.  Their time on their annual beach vacation is very important.  As big sports fans, they love to watch all sports, especially the Cowboys and Mavericks.  Quiet time is a good walk with their dog, Harley. She volunteers at their church and for the Helping Hands organization in Rockwall, Tx.

Cindy Chauvin

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With over 30 years of experience in customer service, account management, sales, and sales support, Sandra joined Crites Insurance Group in January 2022.  Her understanding and knowledge will strengthen our case design, underwriting, and customer service areas.

 

Sandra has a son and a daughter-in-law and is waiting “patiently” for her first grandchild!  In her free time, she enjoys anything that allows her to spend time with her family and friends.

Sandra Pleake

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