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August 15
Alliant Opens Baton Rouge Office, Hires Two Regional Insurance Leaders

In Steve Gaffney and Scott McLaughlin, Alliant adds two of the Bayou State’s leading property and casualty experts

NEWPORT BEACH, CA —Alliant is bringing its regional expertise in insurance and risk management to Louisiana’s capital city with the opening of its new Baton Rouge office. The office will provide a new strategic location for the company’s Alliant Americas middle market division and will be manned by two of the Bayou State’s leading property and casualty insurance experts: Steve Gaffney and Scott McLaughlin.

“Baton Rouge, with its diverse economy and central location, represents fertile ground for the middle market,” said Bob Bennetsen, Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director, Alliant Americas. “The addition of Steve and Scott will enable us to expand our service platform and product offerings to clients in both Louisiana and across the Southeast.”

Gaffney and McLaughlin have an extensive track record of success in the region, which they will employ to provide targeted risk management and insurance solutions to a broad range of clients with both domestic and international operations.

Gaffney joins Alliant as Senior Vice President with more than 35 years of experience, and is regarded for his ability to deliver highly strategic risk and insurance solutions that improve business outcomes. The Southeastern Louisiana University graduate previously served as Senior Vice President with a regional insurance brokerage firm, specializing in high-risk property and casualty accounts. He can be reached at (225) 252-8787 or at Steve.Gaffney@alliant.com.

Joining on as Vice President, McLaughlin is a Duke University alum and 23-year insurance veteran specializing in the design and deployment of technical, heavy casualty insurance solutions with an emphasis on construction, environmental, and marine exposures. Prior to joining Alliant, he was Vice President with a regional insurance brokerage firm, serving clients across a broad spectrum of industries. McLaughlin can be reached at (225) 445-4233 or at Scott.McLaughlin@alliant.com.