Gillis Ellis Baker

R. Parke Ellis, CPCU


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Parke joined Gillis, Ellis & Baker in 1981. As a producer, he focuses on the entire spectrum of insurance and risk management for his clients. The result is a large, well-balanced book of business, which includes commercial lines, personal lines and benefits.

Parke has a specialty in Policy Audit and has been published in various trade publications. He also holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

In June 2016, Parke received the highest honor given by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Louisiana (IIABL), the Lou Daniel Award. The IIABL Lou Daniel Award is only awarded when someone has contributed to IIABL and the Louisiana insurance industry over many years and clearly rises above the contributions of other valuable association volunteers.

Parke is a graduate of St. Martin’s High School in Metairie, LA and the Williams School of Business at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA with a B.S. in Business Administration. In 2017, he was honored to accept the nomination to serve as a member of the Washington and Lee University Alumni Board of Directors.

Parke serves the insurance industry in the following capacities:

  • Founder – Louisiana Insurance Academy
  • President – Associated Risk Managers (ARM) of Louisiana
  • Former Board Member – Associated Risk Managers (ARM) South
  • Former Past Board Member – Associated Risk Managers (ARM) International
  • Past President – Independent Insurance Agents of Greater New Orleans
  • Past President – Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Louisiana

Parke is an active volunteer in the New Orleans community, both in a civic capacity and with his church. He currently serves as an Elder at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church.

A native of New Orleans, Parke continues to call the Crescent City home with his wife, Nancy, and their two daughters.

Gillis Ellis Baker
1615 Poydras St., Suite 700
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504.581.3334


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