Blaise D’Antoni is Executive Vice President, Eastern United States, at Burns & Wilcox, where he oversees the growth and operations of offices that extend from Texas to New England. With more than three decades of experience at the company, Blaise is instrumental in strategically building expertise in the offices he supports and offering direction for best practices and management-driven initiatives.
Blaise 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.
Additionally, Blaise 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. 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.