President, IMA Texas
Stephen A. Waldman received his BBA with a major in risk management and insurance from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1973, he joined Waldman Bros to specialize in commercial and personal property and casualty insurance. Today, the Waldman Bros property, casualty and benefits divisions serve as the footprint for the IMA retail operations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan area. Steve currently serves as the President of IMA, Inc. – Texas. During his tenure at Waldman Bros/IMA and with more than 45 years of experience, Steve has developed unmatched skills in his area of expertise to become one of the most respected and knowledgeable property and casualty experts in the industry.
Steve is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter with experience in personal lines, commercial casualty, commercial property, professional liability, executive suite products and retail insurance brokerage firm management.
An innovative thinker and great listener, Steve is dedicated to nurturing long-term client relationships. As a result, he maintains several second and even third generation families among Waldman Bros’ clientele. He routinely goes the extra mile to ensure clients receive a highly personalized level of care and, in turn, clients know they can rely on his wealth of experience to recommend the appropriate coverage or course of action.
With a passion for advancing the goals of numerous philanthropic organizations, Steve takes an active role in the community. A past board chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, his community service has also included leadership roles with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation, the Dallas Jewish Community Center, Congregation Shearith Israel, Texas Friends of Rabin Medical Center, the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas and participation with the Lone Star Chapter of the National MS Society.
Steve currently serves as immediate past board chair of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. In 2015, he received Dallas Business Journal’s Outstanding Director Award as well as Business Council for the Arts’ Obelisk Award in the category of arts leadership in recognition of his great work with the Dallas Holocaust Museum and community involvement.