President, Coastal American Insurance Company
Ned Dolese is the President and one of the founders of Coastal American Insurance Company, a regional property and casualty insurance company providing homeowner’s insurance, headquartered in Gulfport, MS. Coastal American began operations in 2010 and has grown to become on the largest writers of homeowner’s insurance which includes the peril of wind along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In 2016, Coastal American became one of the first Insurance Companies in America to cover the peril of flood as an endorsement on their homeowner’s policy.
Ned Dolese has extensive experience in various lines of insurance including life, health, disability and annuity lines. He was previously Chairman and CEO of a regional life insurance company from 1997 through 2003. Within three years of formation, the company had the single largest market share in their line of business in Louisiana. Through acquisitions of other insurance operations, the company became one of the largest providers of insurance within a three-state area. Mr. Dolese was able to expand the business and to accomplish growth for the company through a combination of new product sales, acquisitions and capital sources including equity, debt and reinsurance.
He currently resides in Bay St. Louis, MS. He is the father of three children, Robert, a Senior @ L.S.U., a son Thomas who is currently attending Pearl River Community College and Caroline who is in the 10’Th grade at St. Josephs Academy in Baton Rouge, LA His hobbies include fishing and golfing.