Gene Jernigan

Travis E. “Gene” Jernigan joined the Ag Workers Mutual Auto Insurance Board of Directors and Executive Committee in 2012.

Jernigan has strong agricultural ties dating back to his youth when he was an FFA member and exhibited beef heifers at major Texas shows. After graduating from Godley High School In 1960, Jernigan moved on to Sam Houston State University where he completed his education, earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree in agricultural education.

Jernigan began his career teaching vocational agriculture at Bellville and Rio Vista High Schools. He served as vice president of the Young Farmers of Texas Association, president of the North Fort Worth Rotary Club, and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Jernigan also spent time on the board of directors, was a longtime superintendent, and currently is an honorary vice president of the Hereford Show at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

Jernigan furthered his career at the Texas Electric Service Company (TESCOE), spanning 50 years of service culminating in his appointment to VP of government relations for the newly named Energy Future Holdings Company. In this role, he represented and lobbied before the Texas Legislature on behalf of the company and its numerous subsidiaries for 31 years in Austin, Texas.

Furthermore, Jernigan and his wife, Margaret, own and operate C3 Cattle Enterprise, a cattle, hay, and grain operation in Godley and Indian Gap, Texas.

Jernigan still resides in Godley with his wife of 34 years. Together they share four children, thirteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and attending stock shows.