Richard Blades

Richard Blades
  • Managing Director
  • Company: Marsh USA Inc

Current Responsibilities
Richard serves as Chairman, US Energy for Marsh Specialty and as a Senior Client Executive for large energy clients.

Richard became the South Central Zone Leader and Chairman of Energy & Power in August of 2018 when Marsh USA Inc. acquired Wortham. Richard has transitioned from being Marsh’s South Central Zone Leader to his current role, enabling him to spend more time focused on delivering all of Marsh’s resources to clients and assisting colleagues.
Richard joined Wortham in 1993 as a partner specializing in Energy. He became Vice Chairman of the firm in 2006 and elected Chairman of Wortham in 2013. Prior to joining Wortham in 1993, Richard was a Senior Vice President with J. H. Blades & Co., Inc., a wholesaler/coverholder specializing in energy insurance. Richard started his insurance career as a Casualty Underwriter with the Hartford Insurance Group. Richard left the Hartford in 1984 to spend a year working as a Lloyd’s broker. He served as Chairman of the 2001 and 2002 Houston Marine Insurance Seminar. He was named a “Power Broker” by Risk & Insurance Magazine in the Energy category in 2006 and 2009 and in the Utility category in 2007.
He is a former board member of the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) and he received the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) South East Division Philanthropic Leadership Award in 2020.

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