GEB University Seminar To Focus On Environmental Exposures

NEW ORLEANS – GEB University seminar “The Sleeping Dragon: Understanding the Pollution and Environmental Risks to Your Organization,” will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at Gillis, Ellis & Baker, 1615 Poydras St., Suite 700, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.



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– History/ current state of environmental market, outlook for the future

– Emerging claims trends

– Understanding not so obvious, but costly exposures

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– Understanding of the risks to your business

– Insurance solutions


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– Real Estate Developers

– Property Managers

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• Jeff Howard

Vice President

Gillis, Ellis & Baker


         Howard joined the GEB team in 2011. He works with both personal lines and commercial property and casualty clients, where he specializes in the identification and management of accounts' complex environmental exposures. Howard earned the Environmental Risk Management (ERM) designation through the University of Houston's Environmental Risk Strategies Institute, and has completed the National Alliance School for Producer Development. Prior to GEB, Howard worked at Ernst & Young, LLP. He is a graduate of the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.


• Michael Gill

Vice President

Synapse Services LLC


         Gill is responsible for growing the Gulf Coast and South Central Regions for Synapse Services. He has over 14 years of experience in the environmental insurance business. Gill's expertise includes negotiating complex environmental insurance placements and managing high profile insurance deals.



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


         GEB University seminars are free, but registration is required.

         To register, contact Amanda Graves,, (504) 619-1043.


         For more information


Jeff Howard – Gillis, Ellis & Baker


Michael Gill – Synapse Services LLC



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