Scott Landry Named President of the LSLA

Scott Landry Named President of the LSLA

We are thrilled to announce that Scott Landry, President of Lane & Associates, has been appointed as the new president of the Louisiana Surplus Line Association (LSLA). This prestigious role was conferred during the LSLA 2024 Annual Meeting held this March. It marks the sixth time a member of our team has held this esteemed position and the second time Landry has been honored with this leadership role.

In his capacity as LSLA president, Landry is committed to building on the foundations laid by his predecessor, Mike Rodrigue Jr. His vision includes fostering robust collaborations with the new Insurance Commissioner Tim Temple, the Department of Insurance and the state legislature. Additionally, he aims to enhance the recognition and understanding of surplus lines insurance in Louisiana’s market, expand the association’s membership and increase engagement among existing members.

Throughout his presidency, Mr. Landry plans to sustain strong partnerships with key industry bodies, such as the PIA of Louisiana and the Independent Insurance Agents of Louisiana. He is dedicated to working alongside the LSLA board to ensure the association continues to thrive and improve under his guidance, setting a solid groundwork for his successor, David Wood.

A key focus for Landry during his term will be addressing the major challenges facing the Louisiana insurance market today, specifically making the state more appealing to insurance companies. He also believes legislative changes regarding the direct action statute and the collateral source rule are crucial.

We are excited to support Landry in these endeavors and are confident in the positive impact his leadership will have on our community and the broader insurance landscape in Louisiana.

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.