Hollis Companies

About Us

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"The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don't feel valued, neither will your customers."

-Sybil F. Stershic

SPECIALIZING IN GROUP INSURANCE

Hollis Companies is the group insurance consulting firm in Louisiana with over 30 years ofEmployee Benefits experience. The Benefits environment is constantly changing and our mission is to protect your organization,employees,and their families from the challenges ahead through the expert guidance of our consultant team. We represent your company’s best interests by analyzing your existing benefit plan and developing a comprehensive and customized solution for your organization’s future.

Our ultimate goal is to provide professional insurance advice that meets the unique requirements for each of our clients. We know that our reputation, experience, and unsurpassed service will meet the requirements that you expect from the premier employee benefit consulting firm in Louisiana.

 

THE TEAM

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Michael Hollis
President & CEO

Michael Hollis, President and CEO of Hollis Companies, manages the vision, growth and operations of the Company.  Mike has over fifteen years management experience in employee benefits and an additional five years directing marketing efforts to national prospects.  He believes in the quality and personal service that his company provides and personally oversees each client account.  Mike is an avid supporter of the community and the entire state of Louisiana.  He is a graduate of Leadership Louisiana and currently serves as a board member of the Louisiana Charter Schools Foundation and The New Orleans City Park Board of Commissioners.  Mike is also involved in numerous industry organizations, as well as the Jefferson Business Council and other business groups. 

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Ray Seamon, R.Ph.
Executive Vice President

Ray Seamon is a locally distinguished businessman who has filled numerous leadership positions on both banks of the Greater New Orleans area. His experience spans several industries and includes the areas of finance, healthcare, sales, community relationships, and business strategy. Seamon is a graduate of Xavier University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy studies. He joins Hollis Companies after completing his role as Director of Community Relations and Business Development at First NBC Bank.

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Margo Gremillion
Senior Vice President

Margo Gremillion, Senior Vice President, specializes in benefits and compensation consulting and oversees key accounts at Hollis Companies.  She has over 15 years of experience working in all areas of Human Resources.   She is a subject matter expert surrounding the development of competitive compensation programs for base pay, incentive pay and sales structures.  She was most recently responsible for the health and welfare plans, retirement plans, executive benefits and leave of absence program for a 5,000 employee company.  Margo has experience in developing wellness programs and actively managing medical plans to contain costs.  She holds a MBA with focused work in statistical projects, which contributes to her experience in data analysis and cost modeling.  Her main goal is to help companies deliver forward-thinking, business-focused solutions that produce strong, sustainable results while driving top-and bottom-line benefit.

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Ryan Rodrigue
Vice President – Sales and Administration

Ryan Rodrigue, Vice President of Sales & Administration is responsible for new business development,
financial and business operations for Hollis Companies. Ryan partners with CEOs, executives, HR
professionals, and business owners to not only develop competitive benefits programs for their
companies, but more importantly, facilitates coverages for their most valuable assets, their employees.
Ryan believes that an organization’s benefits program should be customized to align with their overall
goals, he has been successful in helping businesses navigate the complex landscape of employee
benefits and healthcare. Ryan is a licensed agent with the Louisiana Department of Insurance, and he is
an active member of several industry associations and business organizations. Originally from
Thibodaux, Louisiana, Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in business from Harvard on the Bayou,
Nicholls State University.

 
 

Stacey Cotton
Senior Group Service Coordinator

Stacey Cotton, Group Service Coordinator, is an insurance industry expert specializing in group benefits, managing renewals, and servicing policyholders. With over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry, Stacey focuses on personalized service and building strong relationships with Hollis Companies’ clients.

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Marilee Nocito
Director of Client Ancillary Services

Marilee NocitoDirector of Client Ancillary Services, focuses on consultative and long term strategic customer engagement.  

With more than 30 years of experience in the group and individual disability, group life / accident and worksite markets Marilee is able to share with our clients her expertise in benefit forecasting which will assist in the development of a comprehensive employee benefits solution allowing employers to offer cost effective plans with innovative products that focus on employee retention and wellness.   

In Marilee’s previous role as Director, Client Management with CIGNA Group Insurance she was responsible for the development and training for clients managers and had overall responsibly of the Sales Office $240M book of new and renewal business.   In addition  Marilee was responsible for the management and strategic planning for a $40M book of business which enjoyed an annual net book growth of 3%.  

Marilee brings her strong expertise in data-driven results, contract analysis and carrier relations to our organization which we are pleased to add to portfolio of services offered by Hollis Companies.

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Jennifer Guthrie Adolph
Support Services Administrator

Jennifer Adolph, Support Services Administrator, has over 15 years of customer service experience across several industries including numerous roles in hospitality management. Jennifer not only provides direct support to the Hollis Companies team but also efficiently triages client concerns across the range of services offered by the Hollis Companies.  Her primary objective is to ensure the highest level of client service is provided on a consistent, daily basis.