Don Medlin

Don Medlin

Retired, In Memorium


Don Medlin was President & CEO of Scarbrough-Medlin Associates, a regional independent insurance agency located in Plano, Texas. Don started his career with the Gulf Insurance Group in Dallas and quickly established himself as an Underwriter’s underwriter in a home office product management capacity. He later joined Excalibur Insurance Company where he specialized in alternative risk financing programs for a complete risk management view of the Property & Casualty Insurance market.

In 1982 Don formed Scarbrough, Medlin & Associates, Inc with a well-recognized Alexander & Alexander broker, Paul Scarbrough, in Dallas Texas. Today, Scarbrough Medlin is one of the largest independent insurance agencies within the South Central U.S.

Medlin has volunteered his time to a number of Insurance Industry, civic, and community organizations and has served on Texas Mutual, Lone Star, Service Lloyds, Amerisure, Fireman’s Fund and America First Insurance Company advisory boards. He is a former President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas and a two-term director of the Independent Agents of Dallas, where he also served as President from 1995-96.

His commitment to the Dallas/Ft.Worth community extends to his involvement with the Dallas Ecological Foundation, Texas Civil Justice League, Game Conservation Foundation, American Red Cross, Sportsmen’s Club of Dallas, and Center for Non-Profit Management, Dallas Safari Club, Dallas Victims Outreach, Marcus High School Golf Boosters Club, Director, Equitable Bank, and Northwood Country Club.

Medlin received his BBA degree from the University of North Texas and his MBA degree from the University of Dallas. He was also Chairman of the Glen Taylor Endowed Chair Committee for the University of North Texas, which is responsible for fundraising and outreach to the Insurance Community. He spent time in the classroom and serves as a resource to students interested in careers in the Insurance Industry. Medlin also has received a Distinguished Alumni Award by the University Of North Texas School Of Business. He is also a member of the Presidents Council, Advisory Board for School of Business and Honored as a Distinguished Lecturer.