Addition of top surety bonding team further strengthens EPIC’s operations in Texas and across the Southwest Region

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Eric Feighl has joined the firm as a Principal and Southwest Region Surety Practice Leader.

He is joined by Principal and Client Advocate John Hohlt. Both will specialize in providing surety and bonding solutions for the firm’s property & casualty and risk management clients across a range of industries, with a particular emphasis on clients in the Energy and Construction sectors.

Based in EPIC’s Houston, TX office, Feighl and Hohlt will report to KJ Wagner, EPIC Managing Principal and Director of the Southwest Region.

Both join EPIC from Marsh Wortham in Houston, where Feighl spent more than 20 years as a Managing Principal and a Surety Bond and Executive Liability Broker. Hohlt spent the past four years serving clients as a Surety Bond Producer/Broker and he began his insurance industry career building a strong technical foundation as a Surety Program Underwriter.

Feighl and Hohlt have extensive knowledge of both contract and commercial surety underwriting obligations and requirements. With a strong knowledge of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management regulations, they have helped numerous clients with their complex offshore surety bonding needs.

Feighl attended the University of Mississippi, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a minor in Business.

Hohlt attended Fordham University in New York, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and playing varsity football.

“We are thrilled to continue the growth of our operations in the Southwest with the additions of Eric and John, said KJ Wagner. Both are well-respected, creative, highly consultative surety specialists who will deliver great value to our clients and to other EPIC team members.  I could not be more excited to have Eric and John join our growing EPIC team.”

Eric Feighl can be reached at or (713) 557-9830.

John Hohlt can be reached at or (949) 417-9109.

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KJ Wagner

Managing Principal and Director of Southwest Region P&C Operations - Houston, TX