October 3, 2013
NEW YORK — Tim Ellen has been named a member of the 2013 President’s Council of New York Life. Members of the President’s Council are among the top 8 percent of New York Life’s elite sales force of about 12,250 licensed agents.
Ellen has been a New York Life agent since 1989, and is associated with New York Life’s Central Georgia General Office in Macon.
Ellen and his wife, Lisa, have been active in the LaGrange community since moving to the area in 1984 and starting his practice with New York Life five years later. He is a 1981 graduate of Auburn University, earning a bachelor’s degree in public relations.
He and his wife are members of Rosemont Baptist Church. The Ellens have three children: daughters Taylor Ellen and Ragan Ellen Herdener and son Spencer, all born and raised in LaGrange. Tim Ellen did sports play-by-play radio broadcasts, primarily for Troup High School, for 11 years, but has been an active supporter of all three area high schools for more than 20 years.
Following his first year with the company, Ellen was recognized as Rookie-of-the-Year for the Central Georgia General Office and earned his Fellow designation from the Life Underwriters Training Council in 1993. He completed a national certification program in retirement planning in 2006 and added the professional designation Certified Long-Term Care Consultant in 2008. He has qualified and attended the company’s council meetings at executive level or higher for 24 consecutive years, and was honored by New York Life in 2009 as both a Senior NYLIC for 20 years of service with the company and a Lifetime Council Member.
Elected by his peers to one of the company’s top leadership positions, Tim served as president of New York Life’s Agents Advisory Council in 2010. He is a life member of the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table; a member of NAIFA, the industry’s most widely recognized professional association, a past president and current scholarship chair of the West Georgia Auburn Club, and on the Board of Directors of LaGrange Gridiron Club and The First Tee of Troup County.
New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States and one of the largest life insurers in the world.