GEB University To Host ‘Insurance 201: Beyond The Basics’ Free Seminar

NEW ORLEANS – Gillis, Ellis & Baker will host their next GEB University free seminar on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Gillis, Ellis & Baker’s Training Room, 1615 Poydras St., Suite 700, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

         GEB reps said this seminar is designed for those individuals seeking a greater understanding of managing the insurance process for their business or organization.

         Attendees will:


• Gain a clear understanding of the standard policies you carry and potential gaps in the coverages you carry

• Learn about contractual obligations and relationships

• Learn how to manage certificates of insurance

• Discover what drives your premium and proactive ways to manage your premium

• Identify risks to be aware of in the new frontier

• Learn how to engage management in the insurance process


         The seminar will be presented by:


• Lauren Steinhardt, Producer, Gillis, Ellis & Baker:

A graduate of Louisiana State University, Steinhardt joined GEB in 2013, with a focus on high-end personal and commercial accounts. She completed the National Alliance School for Producer Development and is actively involved in continuing studies related to Property and Casualty insurance.


• Alec Fritchie, Producer, Gillis, Ellis & Baker:

Prior to joining GEB in 2014, Fritchie's experience included working as the Military Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC for Congressman John Culberson, Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran’s Affairs. He also previously worked for Korn/Ferry International in Dallas, TX. Fritchie earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Texas Christian University.


• Doug Mills, CPCU – EVP/COO, Gillis, Ellis & Baker:

With his leadership and vision, Mills oversees ongoing systems and procedures at GEB, ensuring financial strength and operating efficiency. He began his insurance career in 1981 in a family owned agency, and has been with GEB since 2001. He returned to school in 1982-83 to earn a degree in Risk Management & Insurance from The College of Insurance in New York City (now part of the Peter J. Rubin College of Business at St. John’s University). In his insurance career, Mills has worked as both an independent agent and a direct writer, as well as in the role of a producer and a field underwriter. He earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1988, and is a graduate of Jesuit High School and Louisiana State University.


         Validated parking is available in the parking garages at 1615 Poydras and 1555 Poydras. Metered street parking is also available.

         Each seminar is free, but registration is required.

         To register, contact:

         Amanda Graves

         (504) 619-1043


         For more information


Lauren Steinhardt, Producer, Gillis, Ellis & Baker

Alec Fritchie, Producer, Gillis, Ellis & Baker

Doug Mills, CPCU – EVP/COO, Gillis, Ellis & Baker



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