When Brent Holtz is not an insurance agent, he devotes his time to other organizations, including the Dallas Rotary Club and the Colony Chamber of Commerce.
This week he devoted some of his time to this Q&A, reflecting on his career and the community service that went with it.
How did you get into your job?
Born and raised in Bloomington, Illinois, I only knew State Farm Insurance. State Farm is headquartered in Bloomington and all of my family work for State Farm. My Uncle David was a State Farm Agent for almost 20 years, and I always admired and dreamed that one day I would be like him. I studied insurance at Illinois State University and followed my passion. I love helping people, and as a state farm agent, I can!
Tell us about your work with organizations like the Rotary club.
I am on the board of directors of the Dallas Rotary Club and also on the board of the Colony Chamber of Commerce. At the Dallas Rotary Club, I chair our charity golf tournament. Last year we raised over $ 100,000 with the proceeds going to the Dallas Police Department. The Rotary club is all about “Service About Yourself”. We spend countless hours volunteering in Dallas helping the community become a better place. For the Chamber of Commerce, I was chairman of the 2021 charity golf tournament. This year’s beneficiary is Next Steps, a local nonprofit in The Colony.
What are some of your proudest achievements?
I’d say I raised over $ 100,000 for the Dallas Police Department at this year’s golf tournament. At our golf banquet we had the police chief and many of his officers. Talking to them and hearing about the effect the money raised is having on the young children in Dallas.
I am the father of 2 wonderful children. Raising them and seeing how they can contribute to society continues to make me a proud father.
What are some of your favorite movies and TV shows?
My wife and I enjoy watching Shark Tank and The Profit. We take the knowledge gained and implement it in our business. I also like to look at every food channel. Diners, drive ins and dives have been a favorite lately. These shows are viewed after 7pm. Before 7 p.m., it’s all the Disney movies our kids like right now. Moana, Frozen, Aladdin, etc.
What are your favorite restaurants in the area?
My wife and I try to only eat locally. We love helping our community whenever we can. Rock & Brews, Hard 8, Flatrock Smokehouse, The Colony Café, Shaka and Parrys Pizza are just a few!
What are some of your hobbies?
I played college football in the state of Illinois. I love soccer and all sports. We follow all Dallas teams, especially the Dallas Stars. I also try to play golf.
Tell our readers about your family.
I’ve been married to my wife, Robyn, for almost four years. We have two beautiful children. Stone is two years old and Ripley just turned one. You are the center of our life. My wife also owns a state farm agency in The Colony. She is running for second place in this year’s city council election. Our family loves The Colony and we try to do everything for The Colony.
What do you want your legacy to be?
Leave the community better than what was before. Influence the people around you and the community you live in and be the best you can be.