The management team of Chairman Michael Gray and President and CEO Brian Keefer bring vast Louisiana insurance experience to the firm. Michael Gray was born and raised in New Orleans, the third of four sons of Denver and Dorothy Gray. Denver Gray founded Gray and Company in 1952 and The Gray Insurance Company in 1978. Since 1982, Michael has served in various capacities until he was made President and CEO of the family-owned companies in 1996. Brian Keefer has held executive management positions leading successful turnarounds for both Bankers Insurance Group and Progressive Insurance, primarily focusing in Louisiana and other coastal exposed states.