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W. Anderson Baker, III

W. Anderson Baker, III


Industry Expertise

  • W. Anderson Baker, III has been a Director at Fidelity Bank since 2008.
  • He is President of Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc. This New Orleans-based insurance agency founded in 1933 provides jobs for approximately 55 people and produces over $90 million annually in insurance premiums. Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc. (GEB) was selected by the national Underwriter Magazine as one of three national finalists for the magazine's 2007 "Commercial Insurance Agency of the Year" award. National Underwriter presents this award annually to an agency seen as a role model for its peers, running a successful sales organization while serving as risk manager for its commercial clients. In 2012, the firm was named "Agency of the Year" by Rough Notes Magazine.
  • He served on Greater New Orleans, Inc's Insurance Task Force, and on their behalf, he has testified before the US House of Representatives on the importance of insurance in the recovery of New Orleans and the surrounding areas following Hurricane Katrina.


  • Director of Assurex Global.
  • Former Board Member and current member of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Louisiana, and Greater New Orleans
  • Former Chairman of Young Agent Committee
  • Former Board Member of the Bureau of Governmental Research
  • Graduate of the class of 2002 for the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute
  • Former member of Greater New Orleans, Inc. Insurance Task Force