He is known for leading the New Orleans office through significant natural catastrophes, such as Hurricane Katrina, and providing brokers and agents commercial and personal wholesale surplus lines expertise after the standard admitted markets pulled out of the region.
He is also known for securing exclusive contracts for the Natural Catastrophe and Property markets in Louisiana, which have been critical in the company’s long-term production for both Commercial and Personal Insurance.
Blaise was heavily involved in the development of the company’s Kaufman Emerging Leaders Program and Kaufman Accelerated Management Program. His mentorship and coaching skills continue to be leveraged today as he supports the development of Managing Directors at each South Region office. He has also received several top producer awards from Burns & Wilcox as well as the prestigious H.W. Kaufman Group Memorial Award.
He is currently an active member and past president of the Louisiana Surplus Lines Association. Blaise earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans.