About Us

About Our Firm

A certain key to achieving your long-term financial objectives is planning. Your goal may be to fund your children’s college education, protect your family during your working years, or guarantee your own retirement security. These things won’t happen by accident. It’s important to determine what you’d like to achieve financially and then map out a strategy that will help you meet those goals. The good news is that it’s never too late to start.

Of course, planning your financial future can be intimidating. Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. We are trained professionals who can help you identify your financial needs and then determine which insurance and financial products can best help you meet your objectives.

Timothy Ellen, LUTCF®, CLTC®

Financial Services Professional

tim@timellen.com

“Hi, I'm Tim Ellen, and I've been blessed with a successful career in the insurance and financial services profession for over 30 years. Like many of my friends and clients, my life -and my planning- centers around my family and the people, places and activities that I enjoy. I'd love to meet with you, explain what I do for my clients, and ask for an opportunity to earn your business.”

Professional Expertise

For Tim Ellen, the creation of financial strategies is not a one-product-fits-all process. His business – Tim Ellen and Associates – was founded in 1990, and is all about building a relationship with clients and finding solutions that best fit those clients' needs.

Tim’s typical client will range from a 20-year-old post grad just starting out to a 90-year-old retiree. He provides a myriad of services primarily centered around insurance, investment and long-term care planning. But before suggesting a product, Tim likes to get to know his clients, assess where they are financially and learn their future goals. Then, he begins his planning process to provide recommendations and help clients determine which products and services will best suit them.

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Personal Background

Tim graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a vision to become a sports public relations professional. He did not plan to join the financial services arena, but later felt it was his calling. After joining the New York Life in 1989, he committed to his career path by actively seeking and developing relationships with colleagues -not only those working out of his Central Georgia General Office, but also with product consultants and managers so he could quickly learn the ins and outs of the industry.

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Industry Inolvement

He’s a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA); a Qualifying and Life Member of The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT); a Lifetime Council Member with New York Life; past president of the company’s Agents Advisory Council; a former member of New York Life Foundation’s Community Impact Grants Committee; and member of the company’s Political Involvement Leaders (PIL) team.

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Community Involvement

Some of the organizations that Tim supports and is involved in include:

  • LaGrange Gridiron Club
  • First Tee of Troup County
  • First Choice Women’s Center
  • Kiwanis Club

To learn more about Tim's community involvement through service or politics please click here.

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Education & Designations

Tim graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's degree in public relations. In addition, he has his Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow designation (LUTCF®) and the Certified Long Term Care Consultant Designation (CLTC®).

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Photo Gallery
Tim with family

Happy Times

Dancing with my daughter

Dancing with my daughter

All dressed up

All dressed up with Toolbagger's study group

Snow covered

Snow covered in LaGrange--a rare sight

Tim with wife

Relaxing with Lisa at the beach

Family Thanksgiving

Family Time with wife and two of the kids

Tim in NYC

Toolbaggers studygroup on the roof in NYC

Tim

Candid Tim

Apple of my eye

Apple of my eye

At the College Football Hall of Fame

At the College Football Hall of Fame

Picking berries with my best girl

Picking berries with my best girl

With friend/client Jake

Posing with a client at my sponsored hole supporting The First Tee

Tim with Heisman Trophy Winner

Tim and Coach with 1989 Heisman Trophy Winner Bo Jackson

Tim during his personal time

With Coach Dye and College Football Hall of Fame Exec. Dir. Dennis Adamovich

Thanksgiving 2017

The whole family at Thanksgiving 2017

Auburn Baseball HC

In studio, taping The Coach Pat Dye Show

Tim and Coach Dye

Tim and Coach Dye during a break while doing a ‘live’ show

Executive Dining

At NYL banquet with Central Georgia colleagues

Tim and friends

Relaxing with AAC Executive Committee, l-r: Kathy, Bill, Tim, Wendy, Meghann

Tim and friends

AAC President with my first lady in New York

Tim and Coach Dye

Presenting a NYL Community Impact Grant to The First Tee of Troup County

Executive Dining

Taking time for important things – a snack and a chat

Tim and friends

Honored for service as Past President of West Georgia Auburn Club -with former AAA Exec. Dir. Debbie Shaw

Tim and friends

With love of my life at NYL Kickoff Meeting

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Keri Denton

Office Manager/
Administrative Assistant

kdenton@ft.newyorklife.com

The friendly face and voice behind the front office desk and phone is our Office Manager/Administrative Assistant, Keri Denton.

Keri is a native of Troup County and brings 20 years of customer service and administrative skills to our office. She manages our client service needs and coordinates with our support offices in Macon, Cleaveland, Dallas, Austin and New York City.

Keri is married to Johnny, and has two sons and a wonderful daughter-in-law.

Please feel free to call or email her with any question or service need as well as to schedule an appointment.