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B. Paul Boudreaux, III

Senior Vice President

Paul Boudreaux, CIC is the Senior Vice President of The Gray Insurance Company and a member of the Budget, Risk, and Compensation Committees for Gray & Company, Inc.  He specializes. . .

Paul Boudreaux, CIC is the Senior Vice President of The Gray Insurance Company and a member of the Budget, Risk, and Compensation Committees for Gray & Company, Inc.  He specializes in transitional and turnaround periods, goal-oriented daily business operations, fiscal accountability and profitability, client stabilization, and employee retention and loyalty.

Prior to joining Gray, Paul served as Chief Operating Officer for Delta Title Corporation where he led the transformation of Delta’s operations resulting in improved efficiencies, revenue growth, and gains in profitability.  In addition, while serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Family Security Holdings, LLC, Family Security Insurance Company, and Family Security Underwriters, LLC, he led an operational turnaround that resulted in a successful merger with United Insurance Holding Corp.

A graduate of Tulane University, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Paul lives in Metairie with his wife, Denyse, and his sons, Connor and Borne, IV.

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Karina V. Fina

Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Karina Fina is Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of The Gray Insurance Company and its subsidiaries.  She also serves as Treasurer of Gray & Company, Inc.

Since joining The Gray. . .

Karina Fina is Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of The Gray Insurance Company and its subsidiaries.  She also serves as Treasurer of Gray & Company, Inc.

Since joining The Gray Insurance Company in 2003, Karina has held several leadership positions, from her initial role as a special projects manager through her transition to financial reporting.

Originally from Cali, Colombia, she attended Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Universidad ICESI. Continuing her studies in the United States, she earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Accounting from Tulane University.

Karina is a member of The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), a global non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management.

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John G. Simpson, Jr.

Vice President-Underwriting

John G. “Jack” Simpson, Jr. is the Vice President of Underwriting for The Gray Insurance Company and Vice President of Gray & Company, Inc., its parent company. He also serves. . .

John G. “Jack” Simpson, Jr. is the Vice President of Underwriting for The Gray Insurance Company and Vice President of Gray & Company, Inc., its parent company. He also serves on Gray’s Professional Development Committee.

Starting his insurance career at The Gray Insurance Company in 1994, Jack briefly worked in the survey/audit department before transitioning into the underwriting department where he has remained since 1994.

A graduate of Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Jack continued his education at the University of New Orleans where he earned a Master of Business Administration.

The parents of two grown children, Jack and his wife, Gloria, live in Kenner.

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Mark S. Taylor

Vice President-Claims

Mark Taylor is the Vice President of Claims of The Gray Insurance Company, where he has served since 2006.

Prior to joining Gray, Mark was a Staff Trial Attorney with Waller. . .

Mark Taylor is the Vice President of Claims of The Gray Insurance Company, where he has served since 2006.

Prior to joining Gray, Mark was a Staff Trial Attorney with Waller & Associates where he handled Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and maritime-related matters. While at the Law Office of Alan Zaunbrecher and Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann and Papale, he specialized in casualty defense cases in both Workers’ Compensation and General/Auto Liability matters.

After graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government, Mark attended graduate school at Louisiana State University and earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University. He has been licensed to practice law in Louisiana since 1988 and in the state of Texas since 1995.

Mark Taylor currently lives in Mandeville with his wife, Angela, and the youngest of four children, Madisyn.

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Jennifer T. Phillips

Vice President-Business Development

Jennifer Phillips, CIC is the Vice President of Business Development for Gray & Company, Inc.  Since arriving at Gray in 2005, she has held positions in the executive offices and. . .

Jennifer Phillips, CIC is the Vice President of Business Development for Gray & Company, Inc.  Since arriving at Gray in 2005, she has held positions in the executive offices and within the management department.

Before joining the Gray team, Jennifer was the Special Projects Director at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and also managed a tutoring and mentoring program for the state of Mississippi as part of a federal education grant.  She has spent time in the construction industry as well, working for Shaw Constructors in Arizona.

After first attending Texas A&M University, Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans.  She earned her Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2011 and actively pursues continuing education in the insurance industry.  She is a member of the Young Insurance Professionals and is involved with PIA of Louisiana and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Louisiana (IIABL).

She lives in New Orleans with her husband, Greg, and their three children.

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Michael S. Jones

Vice President-Loss Prevention

Michael S. “Mike” Jones, CHST is the Vice President of Loss Prevention for the Gray Insurance Company. Since joining the Gray team in 2002 as a Loss Prevention representative, Mike. . .

Michael S. “Mike” Jones, CHST is the Vice President of Loss Prevention for the Gray Insurance Company. Since joining the Gray team in 2002 as a Loss Prevention representative, Mike has worked closely with his clients by providing superior services to exceed industry standards.

Prior to joining Gray, Mike was the Safety Director at Grimaldi Construction Company in the Greater New Orleans area. He was instrumental in developing standardized safety procedures and conducting safety training for his team.

Born the first son of James and Doris Jones and into a career Navy family, Mike graduated from high school in Jacksonville, Florida.  He accepted a full scholarship to Tulane University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree.

During Mike’s spare time, he gives back to the community by providing leadership and youth mentoring and supporting sports programs at local YMCAs. He is a dedicated father to his daughter, Aliyah, who now attends Xavier University.

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Michael J. Scorsone

Assistant Vice President

Michael J. “Mike” Scorsone is the Assistant Vice President of The Gray Insurance Company. He began his career at Gray in August 2005, working in Maintenance, Accounting and eventually, Underwriting.. . .

Michael J. “Mike” Scorsone is the Assistant Vice President of The Gray Insurance Company. He began his career at Gray in August 2005, working in Maintenance, Accounting and eventually, Underwriting. Since then, he has taken on greater responsibility, directing the Regulatory Compliance department.  He has been instrumental in setting up a captive structure, developing alternative workers’ compensation plans, and researching and implementing a plan to domicile a new insurance company.

Prior to joining Gray, Mike served in the United States Marine Corps as a crew chief of an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV). In 2003, he was part of the initial invasion force engaged in combat operations in support of Operation Iraq Freedom. He received his Honorable Discharge in 2005.

He studied at Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and received his MBA in Management in 2016.

Michael lives in New Orleans with his wife, Jennifer, and their children.

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Tricia C. Magaw

Chief Information Officer

Tricia Magaw is the Chief Information Officer for The Gray Insurance Company.

Since joining The Gray Insurance Company in 2008, she has worked as a Project Manager, Database Administrator and Software. . .

Tricia Magaw is the Chief Information Officer for The Gray Insurance Company.

Since joining The Gray Insurance Company in 2008, she has worked as a Project Manager, Database Administrator and Software Developer.

Before joining Gray, Tricia worked as the Information Systems Director for an international company, and has also served in city government as Senior Program Analyst and Network Manager. Tricia has a degree in Computer Science and is continuing her education at the University of New Orleans.

She currently lives in New Orleans with her husband, Wade, and their three children.

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Paul G. Trepagnier

Chief Information Security Officer

Paul Trepagnier is the Chief Information Security Officer for The Gray Insurance Company. Since 2000, he has worked with Gray & Company, Inc., and its affiliates as Software Development Manager,. . .

Paul Trepagnier is the Chief Information Security Officer for The Gray Insurance Company. Since 2000, he has worked with Gray & Company, Inc., and its affiliates as Software Development Manager, Software Architect and Lead Developer.

A graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Paul earned his Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of New Orleans and his Ph.D. from Tulane University in Computer Science.

Focusing his dissertation on autonomous vehicles, Paul led a team to compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge in 2005 and in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. He is recognized as the lead inventor on six U.S. Patents related to autonomous vehicles.

Paul lives in Metairie with his wife, Jennifer, and his sons, Taylor, Michael, Justin, and Ryan.

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