An Interview with President, Scott Landry

An Interview with Lane & Associates President, Scott Landry

An Interview with President, Scott Landry

At the core of what makes Lane & Associates great is a team of passionate and dedicated professionals. We interviewed President, Scott Landry, to find out more about his journey into a career in insurance, how he maintains a good work/life balance and his insight into working at Lane & Associates.

What keeps you busy when you’re not at work?

I have more free time now that my children are older.  My oldest child, Madeleine, is a sophomore at LSU, my son Harrison, is a senior at Jesuit and our youngest child Griffin, is in the 7th grade at Stuart Hall.   I try to stay fairly active, working out several days a week, usually at 5:30 am with F3 Nola.  I enjoy fitness challenges and completed two GORUCK Tough challenges and a 12 mile Tough Mudder in the last year.  When not playing in the dirt, I enjoy reading, watching LSU sports and spending time with my wife, Barbie and children (when they are home).

How did you come to a career in insurance?

Barbie and I were living in Houston, TX.  Barbie was employed at Ernst & Young working as a senior auditor and I was working at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) building light oil and gas liquid trading systems.  My father-in-law, Mike Lane, was looking for assistance in operating Lane & Associates and Barbie was wanting to move back to Louisiana and start a family.  I started at Lane on April 1, 1996.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Having previously worked for a large international corporation, I really enjoy leading a small business.  I am excited by the challenge of finding success in this very competitive market.  Being able to employ great people, who strive to provide a best practice level of service, motivates me to be a better person.

Share with us a little known fact.

My father, Bryan Landry Jr., was born in Lacassine, Louisiana and spoke Cajun French as his first language.  My first name is also Bryan.  My dad didn’t have a middle name, so I am not a third. I continued the Bryan tradition naming my first son Bryan, but he also goes by his middle name Harrison.

Meet the rest of the Lane & Associates team by visiting our About Us page.

Karen Bivona is a Lane & Associates underwriter! She underwrites, quotes and services general liability accounts for contractor risks, including our online Artisan Contractor General Liability Program. She has worked with the company for more than 35 years.

Jonathan Whitaker is a Lane & Associates underwriter. One of his favorite parts about his job is the relationships and friendships he's able to extend beyond work. He enjoys golf, traveling, Saints football and spending time with his family.

Marie Hohensee is Lane & Associates Vice President of Commercial Underwriting and assists the commercial underwriters in making sound and profitable decisions in placing business for our customers, as well as underwriting her own book of business. She’s originally from California but has called Louisiana her home for more than 25 years and has been working in insurance for more than 30 years!

Brandy Lane is an Underwriting Assistant at Lane & Associates. Brandy's favorite part of her job is helping the underwriters so we can promptly get things to our agents! Brandy's hobbies include spending time with her friends, trying new restaurants and seeing live music.

Scott Landry is the president of Lane & Associates, an advocate of continuing education and has his CPCU, ASLI, AIS, AU, and AIDA. Scott is active in the insurance community, serving on Commissioner Donelon's Surplus Lines Insurance Advisory Council, The Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Commission and the Louisiana Surplus Lines Association. Some of Scott's hobbies include gardening and exercising.

Casey Lane is a Lane & Associates underwriter. His favorite part of his job is building relationships with the agents he serves. When he's not at Lane, Casey enjoys Saint's football, music and watching his four children's sporting events.

Chris Weego is a Lane & Associates underwriter. His favorite thing about working at Lane are his coworkers and the amazing agents he gets to work with. When he's not working, Chris enjoys playing golf, watching his kids play sports and cheering on the Chicago Cubs!

Don Lundy is a Lane & Associates Texas underwriter. Recently, he completed his CPCU designation after 15 years of off-and-on classes. When he's not working, Don enjoys photography, Star Wars, the Atlanta Braves and watching his son bowl.