Travis Sartain ’97: A Power in Purpose Profile
Travis Sartain ’97
Hometown: Centertown, Missouri
Major at Westminster: Business Administration
Current Position: Principal/Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits at MHBT Insurance and Risk Management
Travis Sartain made Principal in his firm at a relatively early age. He specializes in the design, implementation, communication, and year-round service of medical, dental, life, disability, and other employer-sponsored benefit programs.
Travis and his wife, Mitzi, live in Dallas, Texas, where he is involved in numerous civic organizations. He is on the Board of Directors of the Dervish Club, the oldest private men’s social and business club in Dallas; a member of the Executive Board of the Oak Lawn Park Conservancy; a member of the State Fair of Texas Chairman’s Task Force, which holds several fundraising events every year to provide scholarships for area high school seniors who participate in State Fair livestock shows; and remains active in his alumni fraternity chapter, DFW Kappa Alpha Alumni Chapter.
The couple has two children, daughter Kylee Grace, 8, and Hudson Walker, 4.
Travis’s commitment to Westminster is strong. He has been a member of the President’s Club for 11 years and a member of the Alumni Council for six years.
Which of your achievements are you most proud of?
One of achievement that I’m most proud of is making Principal in my firm at a relatively early age. Another is my skydiving career. I’ve been deathly afraid of heights all my life, but challenged myself to tandem skydive in 2001 and have been skydiving ever since. I’ve currently logged over 450+ skydives.
What do you consider your greatest success?
My greatest success (which is an everyday work in progress) is my family who teach me new life lessons every day!
How did Westminster help you in your life and career?
Westminster provided me the opportunity to have real-world challenges during my college life that translated into the ability to methodically and logically read a situation and provide proper solutions to many that I interact with personally and professionally.
What is your favorite Westminster memory?
My favorite memory of Westminster is the entire experience! I had the best overall experience a student could have from the Columns Ceremony, the Quad, my Fraternity, the patient professors and my life-long friendships…Westminster was and will be forever a part of me.
Do you recommend Westminster to prospective college students? Why?
I would highly recommend WC to prospective college students due to the fact that a student is prepared to have confidence in addressing the challenges the world will throw at them personally and professionally. Rational thinking is at the core of the WC experience and it prepares a young person to have a unique problem-solving perspective that major universities just cannot teach. I’ve always been extremely impressed with the type of individual that WC sends out into the world as they make it a better place.
What are your future plans?
My plan is to continue growing personally and professionally through serving my community and serving in senior leadership at my firm and foster the next generation.