Events & Outreach
Secretary and Comptroller
Judson Hinsley is a licensed insurance producer and head of marketing for Ark Assurance Group. Judson was born and raised in Tyler, Texas, he could not be prouder to be back in this great Tyler community, after spending a reasonable amount of time in Huntsville, Alabama after high school. After spending most of his career in restaurant management, he decided to reevaluate his priorities and life goals and now attends Tyler Junior College while learning the family business of insurance. Judson values relationships amongst our East Texas community, individuals and businesses alike, as well as giving back to the community whenever possible. He could not be more grateful to be a part of TYPN and amongst like-minded individuals who want to see this community thrive and grow.
Daisy Phillips is the Community Engagement Coordinator for Altra Federal Credit Union. She was born and raised in Tyler, TX. She has an associates degree in advertising/public relations from TJC. She has a bachelors of arts in Public Relations and minor in Marketing from UT Tyler. She is happily married to her husband of almost 7 years Allen Phillips. They have four children together. She is serving my first year as vice president chair for TYPN. She has a deep faith and heart to serve people.
Casey grew up in Wimberley but has lived in the Tyler area for 20 years now. His extended family is from this area so he’s known Tyler all his life. He loves the town, the people, and the fact that it’s a great place to raise kids because of its safety and its overall values are aligned with his. He’s worked in industrial sales for over six years now and has been with his current company, McCarty Equipment, for two years. He loves the industry he’s in, his co-workers, his company, and the customers he’s had the pleasure of forming relationships with. Casey believes any networking, whether it’s business or personal, is essential for professional growth. Not only does it lead to more established contacts that you can reach out to for help or advice professionally, but it also allows you to give back to your community and he believes local community involvement is one of the most important aspects in bettering our society and quality of life. It is important to him to serve in the community to promote the values he believe make this world a better place. Relationships, sustainability and prosperity are built and maintained at the local level on a daily basis. He believes it is his civic duty to give back to be a small part in helping ensure present and future success for our community. Casey lives in Whitehouse with his wife and four kids. He enjoys quality time with his family, anything sports-related, and reading books that make him feel smarter than he really is.
Michael Johnson is a 33-year-old former Marine and solar consultant based in Texas. He has been married to his wife, Laney, for 9 years. Michael began his career in the military, where he served for several years before transitioning to the private sector. In his current role as a solar consultant, Michael works with individuals and businesses to help them understand the benefits of switching to solar energy and to provide guidance on the process of installing solar panels. He is dedicated to promoting sustainability and renewable energy and is passionate about helping others reduce their carbon footprint and save money on their energy bills. In his free time, Michael enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and camping, and riding his onewheel with friends. He values his relationship with his wife and considers her a constant source of support and inspiration.
Mary Foster was born and raised in East Texas. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in History from UT Tyler, she worked for the City of Tyler and was the Museum Curator at the Goodman Museum for almost five years where she first started what would later become a business, Mary’s Murder Mysteries. She has served on a number of committees and boards within the community such as the Chamber of Commerce, Tyler Tourism Committee, and the Hit the Bricks founding committee. Mary gained experience with non-profit organizations through the city and while working at the Children’s Park. She is now the Campaign Coordinator at the United Way of Smith County. Mary and her son, Cid, recently moved to Tyler. Joining TYPN gives Mary an exciting opportunity to encourage other young professionals to get involved in the community, grow professionally, and make strong connections as the Events/Outreach Chairman.
Pedro was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and moved to Texas when he was 10 years old. He is proud to call Tyler his home since 2011 and has watched as it grows every single day. Pedro started his banking career as a teller for Southside Bank in 2013 and worked his way up through various lending positions. He is currently a mortgage loan originator for Altra Federal Credit Union where he has been employed since 2017. Pedro and his wife Blancaflor reside in Tyler and enjoy traveling the world and attending concerts and sporting events.
Austin Sudduth is the Office Administrator and Manager of Ark Assurance Group. Working in insurance for now 9 years, he is a third generation insurance agent following his father (Criss Sudduth) and grand-father (Doye Sudduth), who also owned and worked at Ark Assurance. Born in Tyler, Texas, Austin grew up playing soccer and has found a passion for gaming and finds ways to raise money for charity through his gaming. Married with one child, he has always wanted to be a father and husband and enjoys spending time with his family. He is a devout Christian and believes he should approach everyone with a loving spirit no matter their personal background or situation.
Katie has deep roots in East Texas. Originally from Nacogdoches, she is proud to now call Tyler home. She graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and soon after graduation got a job here in town as a reporter for the local tv station where she met her husband, Tud. Katie currently works as the Director of Government Affairs, Marketing, and Communications for the Greater Tyler Association of REALTORS and is the Co-Owner and Creative Director of Krier & Co. Media. She loves to cook, listen to crime podcasts, and take her dogs to the park. On the weekends, you will most likely find her at Javis enjoying a nice marg and queso! She and her husband love to travel; they have a special place in their hearts for the beach. Katie joined TYPN to connect with her community, give back, grow, and make meaningful connections. She loves making new friends and will never say no to grabbing coffee!