Mike Ely serves as Regional Sales Manager at Centauri Insurance. In this role, Ely brings his extensive experience to work for agents in the Gulf State area. A former agent himself, he assists agents in the development of strategic business growth, agency revenue, market share and Policies in Force.
Prior to joining Centauri Insurance, Ely served 34 years at Allstate Insurance Company. During his career there, Ely held numerous positions including Field Product Manager and Regional Underwriting Manager for the Southern Region. His responsibilities included agency deployment, pricing, rate plan implementation, risk management and agency operations for the states of Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
In 1995, Ely received the Chairman’s Quality Award. Ely has also earned his Certification in Insurance from the Insurance Institute of America and completed the Owen School of Business Management Executive Leadership Program at Vanderbilt University.
A graduate and avid supporter of the University of Mississippi, he recently served as vice president and board member of the Ole Miss Lettermen Alumni Chapter and vice president of the University of Mississippi School of Business Insurance Advisory Council. In 2011, he was honored with the University of Mississippi’s National Alumni Service Award. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a major in marketing.