Alumnus of the Month

Shalyn S. Clark

Shalyn S. Clark


July 2012

Shalyn S. Clark is the owner/agent of the Shalyn S. Clark Insurance Agency, one of the strongest insurance and financial services agencies in State Farm’s organization.  Serving the community of Hurst, Texas, since 1983, the Shalyn S. Clark State Farm Team has provided quality customer service and financial services for clients and is recognized in the community as a caring office of professional staff members committed to meeting the needs of the individuals they serve.

Shalyn has been honored three times as the No. 2 State Farm agent in production in the nation out of over 18,000 agents throughout the United States and Canada.  She was the first female agent in the company’s 90-year history to attain a prestigious Five-Line Trophy for excelling in production in all five lines of insurance (auto, fire, life, health and multiple-line). In eight different years her agency has been recognized as one of the top ten multi-line agencies in the company.

Shalyn’s State Farm awards and recognitions include earning the President’s Club Trophy in 1992-2002, 2005-2011; 48-times President’s Club Qualifier; Lifetime President’s Club Member since 1991; Lifetime Million Dollar Round Table Qualifier; and Ambassadors for Life Qualifier 29 times including 10 times Exotic travel qualifier.

Shalyn sets the example herself for continuing education by earning her ChFC® designation through studies at The American College. A dedicated supporter of the American College, Shalyn has served on the Search Committee to select the director for the State Farm Company Women’s Studies Academic Chair. And along with the support of Chuck Wright and Susan Waring, Shalyn was instrumental in initiating the State Farm Women’s Symposium that was launched at the American College.

The city of Hurst recognized Shalyn as Entrepreneur of the Year in 1995 and awarded her the Hurst Pride Award in 1997-2000. She was honored in the field of business by the Women’s Shelter with the Women of Legacy award in 1999 and by the Metro Hurst Business and Professional Association as Woman of the Year in 2000. Additionally, the HEB Chamber of Commerce honored Shalyn S. Clark Insurance Agency with the Mid-Size Business of the Year Award for 2008-2009.

Shalyn is also involved in many community activities and organizations including the HEB Chamber of Commerce since October, 1983, and the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce since December, 1988. She serves on the City of Hurst Economic Development Advisory Board, the HEB Harris Hospital Women’s Advisory Board, the Tarrant County College Business Advisory Board, past President of the Tarrant County College Foundation Board, and Chairs the Investment Committee. She is the current President of and a contributor to the HEB Educational Foundation, the Baylor Bear Foundation, and The American College State Farm Chair in women and Financial Services.

Shalyn earned her Bachelor of Science Degree and her Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  She and her husband, Al Clark, have been married since 1987 and make their home in Arlington, Texas.

For her dedication to the industry, education, and her community, The American College is proud to honor Shalyn S. Clark as the Alumna of the Month for July 2012.