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Jerry Ellis

Founder & President

Since I opened the EIA doors in 1980, I have been committed to protecting our insureds' most important assets through the development of customized insurance programs. My goal is to provide personalized attention to every client to ensure you receive a protection plan that fits their unique needs and lifestyle.

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Lee Gamel

Vice President

I have nearly 20 years of experience in the Sales and Customer Service industries. My previous role, before joining EIA, was at LegalZoom.com, where I was responsible for building the Austin-based sales call center from 0 employees to over 200. I am so happy to be a part of our family business and am honored to serve our wonderful clients.

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Nicole Ellis-Thompson

Vice President

I began my insurance career in 1994 working alongside my father (Jerry) during my junior year of high school. I take great pride in the establishment that my Dad has worked so hard to build over the past 38 years.

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Neal Ellis

Agent

I joined EIA in 2006 after graduating from UTSA. I originally planned to play pro soccer but decided to learn the family business alongside my father Jerry and sister Nicole. My favorite aspect of working in the insurance industry is the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients.

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Kevin Johnson

Agent

I have been with Ellis Insurance Agency since 2000 and specialize in all types of Commercial Insurance products. I received my Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist designation from The National Underwriters Company and The Hartford School of Insurance in 2007. Prior to joining EIA, I worked as a general contractor for many years and became very experienced with the special needs businesses require.

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Gilbert Breig

Agent

After a short retirement, I could not stay away from my passion for insurance and joined EIA in 2009. I previously owned and operated an independent agency focused on writing commercial insurance. My experience as a business owner allows me to provide expert commercial insurance advice to my clients. I am an active member of my church and devote my extra time to ministry work.

I have years of experience working with Churches, Daycares, Restaurants and the construction industry. I am bi-lingual and speak Spanish fluently.

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Eddie Sandoval

Agent

I have been in the insurance industry for 14 years. In 2013, I moved from San Francisco back to my hometown of San Antonio to join EIA. I graduated from UTSA and am a Certified Insurance Counselor, Personal Lines through The National Alliance for Insurance.

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Kati Edlund

Agent

I was born and raised in Laredo, TX. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Edward’s University and have a Culinary Arts degree from Johnson and Wales University. I worked as a teacher for 10 years teaching Kindergarten, 1st , and 2nd grades. I resigned from teaching in 2016 to be a stay at home mom with my 18-month-old daughter Lola. I am new to the Insurance Industry, and I love working at a family-owned business that takes pride in providing great service for our clients.

I enjoy cooking for family and friends and spending time with my husband Travis and our daughter.

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Becky White

Personal Lines Account Manager

I am originally from Kentucky but consider San Antonio my home. I have been working in insurance since 1987 and have worked in several different agencies since 1996. I am an excellent communicator and skilled at building personal relationships with clients through one-on-one consulting.

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Cindy Jacks

Commercial Lines Account Manager

I am originally from Indiana, but have considered Texas my home since I moved here in 1998. I am nationally licensed and have over 20 years of insurance experience including several years of service with one of the largest global insurance brokerage and risk management firms in the industry. I pride myself in helping clients understand their commercial lines coverages and advising them on ways to protect their business.

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Amy Hurst

Commercial Account Manager

I have nearly 15 years experience in Insurance Account Management, Client Services and Production.

I pride myself on the ability to build real relationships with my clients and they trust me. I am an innate protector so making sure my insureds are covered adequately comes second nature for me.

In my spare time I’m all about spending time with my immediate and extended family, nurturing my real estate clients, and enjoying a nice glass of red and or white :-)

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Silke Frady

Personal Lines Account Manager

I have been in the insurance industry for over 15 years. I received my degree in International Business Management and specialize in sales, customer service, and billing. I am originally from Bremerhaven, Germany and moved to the US as a military wife in 1999. After settling down in San Antonio, I joined EIA in 2013. I enjoy working in insurance because it's a dynamic business and there's always an opportunity to learn more every day with every client.

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Lori Van Dyke

Receptionist

I joined EIA in March of 2016. I love working for a family-owned business and enjoy getting to know our clients. I am a San Antonio native and part of several local organizations. I am an active member of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and the San Antonio Parrot Head Club.

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Jazmin Olivarez

Billing Specialist

I graduated from Blessed Hope Academy and previously worked at Cornerstone Church for 5 years as a lead teacher in the child care department. I was born in El Paso, TX and moved to San Antonio at the age of 9.

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Melissa Cavazos

Personal Lines Account Manager

I started at Ellis Insurance Agency in 2003 and have nearly 10 years in the insurance industry. I recently rejoined the team after 4 years of working at my church. I'm so excited to be back as the newest Personal Lines Account Manager.

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Ashley Ellis

Marketing Director

I graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and minor in Business. I worked at lululemon athletica managing a team of 20+ people and helped lead their grassroots marketing for 6 years.

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