Get to know our specialists at Eustis Insurance & Benefits.
Don has been in the insurance business for over 40 years and with Eustis for over 20. His undergraduate degree, from Bucknell University, is in business; in addition, he earned an MBA from Tulane University. Don has been active with several civic and industry groups. He is a generalist with some emphasis on non-profit and property driven accounts.
Steven joined Eustis Insurance in the Benefits area in 2014 with nine years of business-to-business and customer service experience. Prior to joining Eustis, he worked as a business broker facilitating the sales of small and middle-market companies. Before his time as a business broker, he was the Director of Ticket Sales and Service for the New Orleans Hornets where his team broke franchise records for sales and retention. Steven has a passion for developing relationships and advising people with difficult business decisions. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree at Emerson College in Boston, MA, and has a Master’s degree from the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College. In his free time, he enjoys sports, playing golf, traveling, cooking, and, most importantly, spending time with friends and family.
Alyssa Bourgeois, AINS, AIS
Alyssa joined Eustis in May of 2011 as Eustis’ first intern. Upon completion of her summer internship, she worked part-time in the Daniel & Eustis office in Baton Rouge as she finished her last semester of college. Alyssa graduated from LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business in May of 2012. After graduation, she moved back to New Orleans to begin working full-time from the Metairie office. Alyssa specializes in homeowner’s, auto, flood, and personal umbrella coverage.
Robert M. Braiwick, III
Robert M. (Bobby) Braiwick, III joined Eustis Insurance & Benefits in 2011 with a strong background in sales and relationship-building experience. After earning his degree from LSU, Bobby successfully worked for the world’s largest rental car company in management and sales for eight years. After a position in medical sales, Bobby decided his real desire was to serve the local community. After much deliberation, his decision led him to the professional environment at Eustis. Through his association with Eustis, his desire to serve the commercial community has been realized by having the opportunity to provide the customer care and the insurance expertise needed to be a successful producer. Bobby was born and raised in the New Orleans area, graduated from Ridgewood High School, and earned an undergraduate degree from the Louisiana State University. When out of the office, Bobby enjoys spending time with friends and neighbors, either grilling on the back patio or playing golf on Saturday mornings. Whether on the fairways or at a neighborhood gathering, Bobby most enjoys spending his time with family and friends.
Gary has been selling insurance for the past 34 years. As a second-generation insurance man, Gary has significant experience in placing coverage for professional sport teams, medical transportation, food processors, automobile dealerships, investment property, and a wide variety of other commercial accounts. Gary has been married to his high school sweetheart for 30 years and is the proud father of four children and two grandchildren. Gary is also an avid fisherman.
Kristen is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and has numerous years of insurance experience in personal lines sales and account management. Regarded in the industry as delivering the highest level of customer service, Kristen is excited to work with the team at Eustis Insurance & Benefits.
Sonya Moore graduated from Louisiana Tech in 1983 with a degree in Finance. Sonya spent 15 years on the company side with Aetna and Hanover before joining Eustis Insurance as an agent in 1998. Her insurance company background helps Sonya negotiate favorable coverage and pricing terms for her clients. Sonya has experience writing insurance for clients in the hospitality, public auto, construction, manufacturing, and rental property industries.
Bruce S. Nesbitt
Bruce started in the insurance business on the company side (Liberty Mutual) in Personal Lines in 1967 and was licensed in 1968. With one two-year break, she has been in the business ever since, going into Commercial Lines in 1973. Bruce became a producer at Leon Irwin & Company in 1978 with both Personal and Commercial accounts; some of those accounts are still with her today. She joined Eustis in 1999 with a wide variety of Main Street accounts.
Julian Posecai joined Eustis Insurance & Benefits in 2013. After earning his degree from the University of Mississippi, Julian joined the New Orleans Hornets. Quickly promoted to an Account Executive, he went on to lead NBA ticket sales in book of business growth. Julian decided to branch out in his career and became insurance licensed. His focus is working with businesses to create a holistic insurance and risk strategy. He is proud of his growing network of clients whom he has helped by getting them to understand their needs first, then developing an integrated risk program to protect them in the event of tragedy. Julian is passionate about New Orleans, where he has a large and extended family, and looks forward to his professional career and personal life being centered around New Orleans.
Jamey Satawa, CIC
Jamey has been in the insurance business since graduating from LSU in 1998 with a degree in Finance. He worked for a small Baton Rouge based insurance firm before accepting a position at Daniel and Eustis in 2009. He is well versed in all lines of commercial insurance and writes coverage for industrial, manufacturing, and wholesale risks along with a variety of retail and large property accounts.
Moses M. Swent, CIC, AAI
Moses has been a commercial Property & Casualty Insurance agent with Eustis Insurance, Inc. since January of 2000. He specializes in recommending insurance programs to the health care industry, including Assisted Living Facilities, Home Health Companies, and Hospitals. He is also proficient with insurance for commercial general contractors, restaurant chains, and shopping centers located all over the Southeastern U.S. Moses helped process hundreds of commercial property insurance claims after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005. That valuable experience made Mr. Swent the detail-oriented insurance consultant he is today. He is Vice President of the Executive Connections New Orleans business referral group and is pursuing a Commercial Risk Manager designation.
Eric Alexander, MBA, AINS
Eric Alexander joined Eustis Insurance in the Metairie Office as a commercial lines producer. Eric is a current resident of New Orleans and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from LSU in 2012. While earning his Bachelor’s Degree, Eric was also a member of the 2003 LSU National Championship Team. Subsequent to graduating from LSU, Eric was employed by the National Football League, making two Super bowl appearances with the New England Patriots, earning a Super bowl Ring in 2004 with an undefeated 16-0 season in 2007. Eric has been involved in numerous business ventures as well as social causes here in New Orleans and Boston, Massachusetts. While pursuing those interests, Eric continued his education and has earned his Masters of Business Administration at LSU. Eric has demonstrated the importance of hard work, teamwork, and his drive to win. Eric enjoys helping others, so his position gives him the perfect opportunity to help businesses protect their most critical assets. His goal is not only to be your agent, but also your advisor as well. Insurance can be tricky, and his role is to educate his clients so they can make informed business decisions.
Tommy Lee, AINS
Born and raised in South Louisiana, Tommy is well aware of the importance of having the proper insurance program in place. Displaced after Hurricane Katrina, he attended LSU where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management while earning his Property and Casualty Insurance License prior to graduation. Tommy began his insurance career in 2013 at State Farm with the desire to pursue commercial insurance. In 2015 an opportunity at Eustis Insurance presented itself, and he quickly realized this would be his home for good. Tommy is driven by exceptional customer service that builds long-term relationships and allows him to fully understand the risks his clients face everyday.
After years of experience working in oil & gas and petrochemical industries, Dustin moved into insurance. He has built a personal lines business over the last year. Dustin has joined Eustis to capitalize on his oil & gas and petrochemical industries experience, to specialize in this commercial lines market.
Rene Brue, AINS
Rene graduated from LSU with a Bachelor’s degree in 2009. He is a third generation insurance agent that started with State Farm in 2012 where he sold commercial insurance, personal insurance, and Mutual Funds. There, Rene learned the importance of attention to detail and helping clients realize the risks of everyday life to help provide quality insurance products and service. His commercial areas of focus were food service industry, contractors, and property. In 2017 he decided that the opportunity with Eustis was the best way for him to excel in all lines of the commercial insurance industry.
Jeff will be responsible for peer review of analytical work, development of plan design alternatives and communication of deliverables. He joined Eustis Benefits, LLC in September 2016 as benefits advisor for the individual market specializing in plan design of medical, life, and supplemental insurance. He assisted business owners and families to customize their benefit portfolios. Prior to his 17-year insurance career, he spent 13 seasons as a professional hockey player. Notables Boston Bruins and U.S. Olympic Team 1994. Jeff is a graduate of University of New Hampshire (B.A.)
Will joined Eustis Benefits, LLC in September 2016 as Benefits Advisor centered on business development. His focus is to help businesses design long term employee benefit programs that improve both company operations and employee engagement. Prior to Eustis, Will served as a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual. Given his background, Will assists business owners with business continuation, executive compensation/benefits, and individual insurance planning. Will is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (NAIFA). Will is a graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South. He resides in New Orleans with his wife, Ginger, and three children.
Jodi Yuspeh, PHR, SHRM-CP
Jodi brings with her many years of experience at both the client and agency levels. She began her career managing Human Resources for an advertising agency for 6 six years and spent 8 years managing group clients with a local and a national benefits agency. Jodi joined Eustis Benefits in August, 2011 and throughput her career has worked with a diverse book of business comprising of private companies, public sector, schools and non-profit organizations. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University and earned designations as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She is a member of NOLA SHRM, Society of Human Resources Management, NAHU – National Association of Health Underwriters, NOAHU – New Orleans Association of Health Underwriters, a member of BAN; Benefit Advisor Network’s Wellness & Health Population Management Forum and is a sustaining member of The Junior League of New Orleans.