Mr. Huckabay is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and was distinguished as the number one graduate in his class by the Executive Council graduating Summa Cum Laude and with honors.
Mr. Huckabay is a second generation in the surety business, and he joined CSBA in 1996. After working his way up the ladder, he is now responsible for managing the overall operations, setting the strategic direction for the agency, and guiding clients on how to obtain their surety needs. This includes getting intimately involved in his clients’ businesses serving as an advisor on a variety of aspects such as general business planning, investment of capital, tax planning, negotiating banking terms, business formation and structure, and continuity planning. All of this is done with the intention of helping clients become better businesses and to obtain the surety credit the clients need to meet their goals. Mr. Huckabay is also directly involved in selecting the best surety company for clients and negotiating their bond programs with surety companies.
He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Southern California Contractors Association and is the current Program Committee Chairman. He has been recognized as the Affiliate of the Year at both the Southern California Contractors Association and the Engineering Contractors Association. He is also an active member of the Surety Underwriters Association of Southern California and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers where he has developed very strong relationships with local underwriters all the way to the top of most surety companies allowing for greater communication and influence on client’s behalf.
In addition to his involvement in the construction and surety industries, he is the President of the Executive Council of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton, which provides mentorship and financial support to the students of the college. He is also actively involved in Taller San Jose and Orangewood Foundation both of which service disadvantaged youth – one of his great passions.