Howard E. Jefferson is Chairman of Protectors Insurance and Financial Services, LLC. and Protectors Health Partners, LLC. These firms are a full service insurance provider. He is a graduate of Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. In 1962, he was the recipient of an Academic Year Fellowship in Science and Mathematics from the University of Texas. He received a Masters Degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston in 1967. Howard retired as an Assistant Superintendent in the Houston Independent School District where he supervised over 120 schools and eight area superintendents. He served on many decision making governmental and community boards. He also received many awards from a host of credible and respected institutions and organizations.