Our People - Richard Blades


Richard Blades

Overview

Joined Wortham in 1993

Primarily serves as Account Executive or Senior Account Executive.

Main area of expertise is the managing and marketing of worldwide insurance placements for large clients.

Prior to joining Wortham, Richard was a senior vice president with J. H. Blades & Co., Inc. (London coverholder/wholesaler). He spent a year working as a Lloyd's broker for Jenner Fenton Slade after working as a casualty underwriter with the Hartford Insurance Group in 1984. 

Education

B.B.A., Finance and Insurance – University of Texas

Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)

OIL Technician Accreditation 

Areas of Expertise

Specializes in the managing and marketing of worldwide insurance placements for large clients. 

Career Highlights / Accomplishments

Elected Wortham Chairman in 2013

Named one of the Energy Power Brokers by Risk & Insurance magazine in 2006 and 2009.

Named one of the Utility Power Brokers by Risk & Insurance magazine in 2007.

Elected Wortham Vice Chairman in 2006

Elected to the Wortham Executive Committee in 2000

Joined Wortham as a Partner in 1993 

Industry and Community Involvement

Chairman – Houston Marine Insurance Seminar 2001 - 2002

Participated as a speaker at various industry conferences including International Risk Management Institute Energy Conference, AEGIS Policyholders' Conference and the Pipe Line Insurance Managers Conference.

Board Member:

  • Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB)
  • American Heart Association
  • Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Previous Board Member – YMCA of Greater Houston