Blair began his surety career in 1986 with the Dunlap Corporation after graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Business Administration. He started at Dunlap as a bond Trainee and attended the St. Paul Surety Underwriting program and the Surety School at the National Association of Surety Bond Producers. He has also attended the Insurance Agents School at Travelers. After his formal training, he was promoted to Account Executive and then Senior Account Executive at Dunlap and it successors Hilb, Rogal and Hobbs and then Willis of Northern New England. Blair and his team left the Willis organization in 2013 and established Cross Surety, Inc. to focus on providing surety bonds for the Cross Financial Group.
Blair’s focus is on servicing the bond needs of construction contractor clients throughout the Northeast. Over his career he has been involved with contractors of all sizes and specialties, from closely held family owned companies, to multinational publicly traded entities. Blair has an excellent reputation both in the construction industry and with the surety marketplace, and has relationships at the highest levels of the surety companies.
Blair is committed to the construction industry having served on the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors of Maine, The Associated Builders and Contractors of Maine, the Maine Better Transportation Association, and the Construction Financial Management Association. He has been an advisor to the State of Maine on various construction and surety related issues, including Contractor Pre-Qualification, the Filed Sub Bid System, Contractor Indemnification, and bid related issues.
He is also a member of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP), and the Massachusetts Surety Association, and has served on the NASBP Surety Automation Committee.
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