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Chapman-Cornelius Insurance Services, Inc. and all producers are licensed to sell Property & Casualty and Life & Health Insurance in the state of Texas.



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Carl graduated from Texas A&M University in 1969 with a B.B.A. He has been in the insurance business since 1969. He attained his CLU designation in 1976. He formed Chapman-Kearns Insurance Services, Inc. in 1982 and was later joined by James Cornelius, forming Chapman-Cornelius Insurance Services, Inc. He is married with two children and 4 grandchildren. He has served on the Board of Directors of the 12th Man Foundation for 20+ years. He has served numerous times on the Board of the Nelson Cup at Las Colinas Sports Club. He and his wife Alice attend Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington.



Senior Vice President
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Jim graduated from SMU in 1977 and has been in the Property & Casualty business since 1978. He obtained his CPCU in 1982 and ARM designations soon thereafter. He started for American Indemnity as a Workers' Compensation Underwriter and later was promoted to Assistant Secretary of the company and served from 1978-1982. In 1983 he joined Murray Insurance Agency of Dallas, Texas as the Commercial Lines Manager until 1989. In September 1989 he joined Chapman-Kearns Insurance and soon partnered with Carl Chapman to form Chapman-Cornelius Insurance. In addition to Property & Casualty, Jim is focused heavily in Employee Benefits, Life, Disability, Long Term Care and Tax-Deferred Annuities. He is married with two children and resides in Oak Point, Texas. 


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Vice President
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Jason graduated from Arlington Lamar High School in 1989 and attended Texas A&M University. He holds a General Lines license for Property & Casualty, Life, Health & HMO. He joined Chapman-Cornelius Insurance in 1997 where he obtained his CISR designation in 2000 and his CIC designation in 2004. He currently has all accounting and I.T. responsibilities at Chapman-Cornelius.

Jason lives in Arlington and has two beautiful daughters, Alyssa and Leslie. He is a proud member of the 12th Man Foundation and the Fort Worth / Tarrant County A&M Club. He is an avid supporter of Texas A&M athletics.




Vice President / CFO
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April is a 1995 graduate of Lamar High School in Arlington. She received her B.B.A in Finance from Texas A&M University in 1999. April joined CCIS in June of 1999 immediately following her college graduation. April is actively involved in the Arlington community by serving on committees of First Baptist Church, The Junior League of Arlington and Duff Elementary PTA. April's favorite pastimes are running, watching her children play sports, traveling, reading and playing golf. April and her husband, Jason, are avid sports fans and enjoy watching Aggie games and Texas Rangers baseball. April and Jason are members of First Baptist Church Arlington and Shady Valley Golf Club.


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Vice President
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Jason is a 1993 graduate of MacArthur High School in San Antonio. He received his B.A. in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from Texas A&M University in 1999. He has been a producer for Chapman-Cornelius since 1999. He is a Past President of the Fort Worth / Tarrant County A&M Club, and served on the Board of Directors for the Independent Insurance Agents of Tarrant County from 2006-2010. Jason enjoys spending time with family, watching Aggie sports, playing golf, and playing softball. He and his wife, April, are active members of First Baptist Church in Arlington. They have a son, Ryan, and a daughter, Payton.


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Sue has been in the insurance industry since 1969 and with Chapman-Cornelius since 1994. Her specialty is Commercial Insurance. She has her General Lines Agents license and has earned the designation of Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR). She is very active in the Insurance Women of the Metroplex where she has held many offices. She was honored with Insurance Woman of the Year in 1995. Sue is married and has son and daughter-in-law, enjoys yard work, reading and going to the horse races.





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Chris' career in Insurance began in 1991. She specializes in Commercial Insurance. She is a past member of Insurance Women of Tarrant County. She has three daughters, Taylor, Taryn & Tori. Her favorite hobby is cheering for her husband and two youngest daughters in their drag racing.








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Leah is a graduate of Mansfield High School and attended Texas Tech University. She is happy to have started her career in insurance in 2010 with Chapman-Cornelius. She holds a General Lines Agent license qualified for Property and Casualty. Leah's favorite pasttimes are concerts, gardening and live theater. She also enjoys being a Texan, anything dark chocholate, traveling and meeting new people.









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Beth is a native Texan and has been in the life, health and disability insurance business since 1985 when she first came to work for Chapman-Cornelius Insurance (then Chapman-Kearns Insurance). She holds a General Lines insurance license. Beth and her husband, Mike, have three married children. They are active members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Worth and enjoy high school and college football, Texas Rangers baseball and Dallas Stars hockey. Beth and Mike also enjoy live music and traveling.









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Kevin has been in customer service since 1990 and in the insurance industry since 1994. He is currently serving as the Insurance Administrator for agent James M. Cornelius. His specialties are in group/individual  health, life, dental insurance and other ancillary products.  He has been certified in the Fundamentals of Life and Health Insurance Level I through LOMA since 1998.  He holds a General Lines Agent license qualified for Life, Accident, Health & HMO.  Kevin has two children (Darrien and Jada) and is originally from Rockford, Illinois.