Leadership Team

Robby Swayze

Robert L (Robby) Swayze, Jr

Robby Swayze has over 15 years’ experience underwriting complex P&C coverage across a variety of industries including public entity, educational, heavy commercial, energy, and manufacturing risks. Robby is an industry expert in the Excess Workers’ Compensation and Alternative Risk marketplaces, with an ability to design program structures that are not available in the marketplace. Prior to joining Gray, Robby spent a decade underwriting for one of the nation’s leading commercial P&C carriers. Robby also worked as a wholesale broker of commercial risks in both the admitted and non-admitted marketplaces. A native of New Orleans, Robby is a graduate of Tulane University and earned his Master of Business Administration at the University of New Orleans.

504.754.6701 Direct

Joseph Y. (Jay) Whealdon, Jr.

Jay Whealdon has over 40 years’ experience in the insurance and reinsurance industries. Most recently, he was founder and president of Custom Risk Services, Inc., an underwriting agency specializing in the development, underwriting and administration of various  excess workers compensation buffer-layer insurance and reinsurance products designed to provide self-insured retention and attachment options below what are generally available in the marketplace. Jay is a graduate of Texas Christian University.

504.754.0634 Direct