Benefits Advising

Chris Hamilton is a Senior Consultant in the Employee Benefits division of Gus Bates Insurance & Investments. He has been with the firm since 2014. Prior to joining Gus Bates, he spent over a decade in Corporate Banking, most recently as a Vice President in the Corporate Banking group of BBVA Compass, focusing on the specialized financial needs of corporate and governmental entities. He has over a decade of experience serving clients in a wide range of industries from regional to international manufacturing, large-scale auto-dealer operations, transportation, global distribution, contracting and governmental institutions.

Chris earned a BBA in Finance from Hardin-Simmons University, where he also was a four-year varsity letterman in football. He also earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. Additionally, Chris is a certified Life and Health Insurance Counselor, maintains a General Lines Life and Health Insurance License, and a General Lines Property & Casualty License.

Chris currently serves in various capacities in the community as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for BBVA Compass Bank, on an Executive Committee of the Ladainian Tomlinson Foundation, and as a board member of the Tarrant County Agriculture Scholarship Corporation. He has also volunteered regularly with Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement.

Consultant, Hotchkiss Insurance Agency, LLC