ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — SouthwestRe, a third-party administrator, reached its 30th year in business in 2015.

Plans are currently being made to recognize this important anniversary with events throughout the year, beginning with a kick-off celebration during the NADA convention in San Francisco later this month.

"In 1985, we launched SouthwestRe with the goal of providing our clients with maximum profit for minimum risk,” said Jim Smith, founder and chief executive officer of SouthwestRe. “With the arrival of 2015, I am happy to say that we continue to focus on achieving that goal for all of our clients each and every day.”

“Over the past 30 years, SouthwestRe has played an important role in helping to build our industry into the thriving concern it is today,” Smith added. “It’s a great business to be in, and I’m very gratified that SouthwestRe has been such an integral part of its history.”

From its humble beginnings in a small office with only a few employees, SouthwestRe has grown into a highly successful business with over 100 employees, a multi-story headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M., and a 16,000 square foot Call Center located in Dallas, Texas.

“Our company has grown tremendously over the years, and that could not have happened without the hard work and dedication of everyone on our staff,” said Eddie Eckert, president of SouthwestRe. “If I’m proud about one thing, it’s our people. They give their all each and every day, and I am forever grateful to be able to work alongside them. They are SouthwestRe.”

To begin its year-long 30th anniversary celebration, the company will host a special cocktail reception for agents during the upcoming NADA convention. Other events will be announced throughout the year.