Leadership Team

Joseph Y. (Jay) Whealdon, Jr.
Jay Whealdon has over 35 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Most recently, he was founder and president of Custom Risk Services, Inc., an underwriting agency specializing in the development, underwriting and administration of various occupational accident and 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
jwhealdon@grayspecialty.com

Robby Swayze

Robert L. (Robby) Swayze, Jr.
Robby Swayze has over 12 years’ experience underwriting property and casualty coverage across a variety of industries including large industrial, heavy commercial, educational, energy, manufacturing, and municipal risks. Prior to joining Gray Specialty, Robby spent nearly a decade in underwriting for one of the top three property and casualty carriers in the country. Additionally, Robby has experience as a wholesale broker of commercial risks in both the admitted and non-admitted marketplaces. Robby received his undergraduate degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration.

504.754.6701 Direct
rswayze@grayspecialty.com