Bert Simmons



Advisor to the BOARD
  • Devoted Grandfather of two (2) , Father of two (2) and Husband
  • Met and married his now deceased wife, Shaundra Barnes Simmons, in 1983, after graduating from Texas Southern University
  • Owner, Bert Simmons State Farm Insurance Agency, May 1984
  • State Farm Award Recipient, including: National Sales Achievement Award, Legion of Honor, Bronze Tablet Qualifier, as well as Select Agent Status
  • Secured over $1,000,000 for the TSU and Prairie View A&M University Athletic Programs via State Farm Insurance
  • Member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he serves as a certified Lay Minister
  • He was voted most outstanding Alumnus in 1990 and Alumnus of Year by Texas Southern University 2014
  • Served multiple years as Nu Phi Chapter Basileus (President) and Vice-Basileus (Vice-President) within Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and has received multiple fraternal awards, including: Founders Award, Citizen-of-The Year, Shelly Steward Award Recipient, Superior Service Award
  • ONPEC Go Western Scholarship Gala Chairman
  • Vice President and Chief Cook for the award winning Da’ Creole Krewe Barbecue Cook off Team