AXA XL. From insurance to reinsurance, a changing world needs new answers. We’re here to find them. With an incredible blend of people, products, services and technology, we have the power to find innovative, creative solutions to your risks — from the most familiar to the most complex.
We are a specialist insurer with three decades of experience in providing clients with the highest standards of underwriting and claims service worldwide. All our insurance businesses are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Beazley is a proud participant in the Lloyd's market, the largest and oldest insurance market in the world. Through the Lloyd's broker network and the market's trading licenses, we are able to access a wide range of insurance and reinsurance businesses from around the world.
Based in Atlanta, Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRD-A and CRD-B) is the world’s largest publicly listed independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford Solution® offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers’ compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The company delivers services under the Crawford brand as well as through Broadspire, Contractor Connection, Garden City Group and WeGoLook. More information is available at www.crawfordandcompany.com.
Lockton is a privately held, global professional services firm that specializes in risk management, retirement, and employee benefits. Through this expertise, we help clients protect their most valuable assets – their people, property and reputation. Often, this is done through insurance, and Lockton is the world’s largest privately-owned insurance brokerage firm. We strongly believe that diversity and inclusion in our workforce makes us a better company. Not only does it foster a culture of caring and openness, but it also allows us to better serve and represent the diverse needs of our clients.
Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. In more than 130 countries, our experts in every facet of risk and across industries help clients to anticipate, quantify, and more fully understand the range of risks they face. In today’s increasingly uncertain global business environment, Marsh helps clients to thrive and survive. As a diverse leader in the Risk and Insurance Industry it is the inclusive culture we cultivate for our colleagues that creates our innovative ideas and practices that sets us apart from our competitors.
Over the past 85 years, focusing on customers and valuing people have helped Nationwide become one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the world. Even though we have dozens of affiliated companies, people are our biggest resource – and our greatest asset in providing excellent customer service to our customers. That’s why our Supply Management Services group makes sure our agents and associates get the best quality products and services, at the best possible cost. It’s also why we have an Office of Customer Advocacy.
NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that cares deeply about our employees' and clients' well-being. We're honest, hardworking, dedicated professionals who love what we do and strive to lead by example. But what truly defines us is that for us, business is personal. We believe in building strong personal relationships based on trust, transparency and open communication. This delivers the best possible solutions for our clients and creates the best possible work environment for our employees.
We sell insurance – but lots of companies do that. What makes us The Hartford? Our commitment to our customers – we come to work every day to help them prevail through life’s challenges. Our commitment to our employees – we’ve built a culture where people are respected for who they are and recognized for how they contribute. And our commitment to our neighbors – we support and serve daily in the communities where we live and work. We are The Hartford. And together we prevail.
Zurich Insurance Group is a global leader in managing risk. It provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services, in more than 210 countries and territories. In North America, Zurich is a leading provider of business insurance, including workers’ compensation, liability, property, and captive solutions, for a number of major industries, such as Construction, Auto Dealers, and Technology. Ninety percent of the Fortune 500 trust Zurich to help them understand and protect themselves from risk.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.—one of the world’s largest providers of insurance brokerage, employee benefits consulting and risk management services—offers client-service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world. Committed to ethics and inclusion, Gallagher has been named a World’s Most Ethical Company® for five consecutive years.
CNA is one of the largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance companies.1 Founded in 1897, CNA has approximately 6,200 employees, serving businesses and professionals in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. CNA products and services are sold by highly regarded independent agents and brokers.
Everest is a world leader in property and casualty reinsurance and insurance, offering innovative products, responsive service, and unsurpassed financial strength. We provide capacity to our clients to protect against a wide range of risks, with an extensive distribution network that spans five continents. With roots dating back to 1973, Everest has developed a global footprint and deep client relationships that are largely unmatched by its peers. The Company’s principal business strategies seek to leverage its strengths to optimize returns over the underwriting cycle, thereby creating value for its shareholders and business partners.
FM Global is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management and the resilience of its client-owners. For nearly two centuries, many of the world’s largest organizations have worked with FM Global to develop cost-effective property insurance and engineering solutions. FM Global is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry through a number of initiatives, including the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Learn more at fmglobal.com.
HISTORY OF THE JIM ELLIS COMPANIES
Working with limited resources is not foreign to Jim Ellis. When he was ten years old, he and his family moved to the Atlanta Prison Farm property. His father was a foreman of the prison farm and his grandfather was superintendent. Growing up, Ellis worked on the farm, had a milk and paper route, did construction, ran a concessions business at Grant Park, and ran a laundry route. By the time he completed West Georgia College and Georgia State University in 1957 with a BBA in general management, he had also worked as a prison guard and foreman, sold insurance, IBM Machines and real estate, and held various other jobs to work his way through college. After returning from serving two years in the Army, Ellis held a variety of jobs until he found his place in the automobile business with General Motors in 1960.
In 1970, Jim Ellis and his wife, Billie Ellis, took the biggest financial plunge of their lives to establish their own dealership. They sold all their assets, used all their savings, cashed in Billie’s retirement fund from 15 years of service at Georgia Tech, and borrowed the balance in 1971 to begin Jim Ellis Volkswagen. When the totals were in, the plunge amounted to $35,000 in assets and $165,000 in loans.
Today Jim Ellis is a well-known, reputable automotive group of multiple dealerships and hundreds of wonderful employees.
Jim and Billie Ellis’ children, Karen, Kristi, Jimmy and Greg (deceased), have all worked or presently hold positions in the family business. Jimmy is President and Chief Executive Officer for the dealerships. He began in 1971 as a technician trainee for the dealership and developed through phases in departments as service writer, salesman, manager and general manager.
In Atlanta, the “Jim Ellis” name means reputable dealerships and satisfied customers. The Ellis family has been equally impressive with contributions of time, money, and resources to the auto industry, associations and community and charitable organizations.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT – “OUR CREDO”
Our guiding principle is to be the best automobile retail organization for the franchises we represent in serving the Atlanta communities. Jim Ellis Pledges to be the best in delivering quality, vehicle sales and service experiences to our clients and prospects. We also pledge to continue to enhance our long standing reputation of fostering a family atmosphere that creates high employee satisfaction and outstanding customer satisfaction.
At Jim Ellis Automotive dealerships, you can always………….“Expect the Best”
Founded in 2010, Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, is an international holding company consisting of a wholesale broker, R-T Specialty, LLC, and managing general underwriters operating through RSG Underwriting Managers, each servicing a client base of brokers, agents and insurance carriers.. www.ryansg.com
Safety National is a leading provider of alternative risk funding products such as excess workers’ compensation, deductible casualty, loss portfolio transfers and reinsurance. Safety National is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc., a Tokyo-based global insurer who is ranked among the top insurance companies in the world with a presence in over 40 countries.
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions. At Sedgwick, caring countsSM; the company takes care of people and organizations by delivering cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting and other services through the dedication and expertise of nearly 15,000 colleagues in some 275 offices located in the U.S., Canada, the U.K and Ireland.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $29 billion in 2017. For more information, visit travelers.com.