About-Us

A Trusted  Partner

 

Offering the Solutions You Rely On

 

For more than half a century, Gilsbar has offered insurance services, solutions and support for businesses and associations looking for happier constituents and healthier bottom lines.
 
As one of the nation’s largest privately held health and benefits management organizations and a market leader of malpractice and ancillary business insurance policies for professionals, Gilsbar delivers an unwavering commitment to partnerships guided by a corporate vision and strategy focused on YOU, the clients we serve—employers, brokers, consultants, affinity groups, insurance carriers and more.

These professionals choose Gilsbar for our innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and world-class service … and continue to stay with us through the years. Our expertise makes Gilsbar the trusted choice for clients across the nation.

 
 


Overview & Philosophy
 

Our Philosophy
We believe in doing the right thing by those we serve. Our team of thought leaders approach each client proactively, with ingenuity and foresight. We build partnerships that truly matter.

Our History
Henry Miltenberger founded the company in 1959 as a partnership with the Louisiana State Bar Association (giving Gilsbar its name: Group Insurance Louisiana State Bar). This partnership launched a national insurance services provider that now employs more than 480 trusted professionals. We are honored to continue to serve our very first customer, the LSBA, and many other distinguished clients over the decades. We hope you will be one of them!

 

Our Core Values
We focus on our clients' interests and always work:  

 

 

  • With integrity;
  • To create value;
  • With courage and a long-term view;
  • With all of our might and creativity;
  • Constantly striving for excellence;
  • To develop our people, processes, products and markets; and
  • For a reasonable profit


Leadership

 

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Ryan Haun 

President & CEO

Ryan Haun joined Gilsbar in 2012. He led the business development efforts for Gilsbar’s agency, including the Property & Casualty, Outsourcing and Group Benefits divisions. The role of President & CEO transitioned to Mr. Haun in January 2021. Prior to coming to Gilsbar, he owned an insurance restoration company that performed contracting work throughout the Southeast and Midwestern United States. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Drafting and Design from Missouri State University.  

 

 

 

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Shelley Lampard

Vice President & CAO

Ms. Lampard has over 35 years' experience in the industry. After an eleven-year tenure with New York Life insurance Company. Ms. Lampard joined Gilsbar in 1982, where she is responsible for human capital management finance, medical management services, IT staff, facilities management, and corporate project oversight. She has broad expertise in the areas of large plan designs built with an emphasis on controlling costs, policy issuance, benefit payments, billing and underwriting, as well as human resource management. 

 

 

 

Judy Schott

Vice President & COO

As Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Schott oversees the technology and health and life operations divisions. Her insurance industry experience began as a professional liability loss prevention counsel for the Louisiana State Bar Association. Prior to joining Gilsbar, she practiced law for 10 years. She has lectured widely and published articles on a variety of topics, including HIPAA privacy, professional liability and risk management. She received her bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans and graduated from Loyola University  School of Law.

    

 

Becky Pathoumthong

Becky Pathoumthong

Vice President & CFO

With over 20 years of experience in the accounting sector, Ms. Pathoumthong worked at Arthur Andersen, Stryker Corporation, and Alfasigma USA, Inc. prior to joining Gilsbar in 2017.

Ms. Pathoumthong is a member of the Society of Louisiana CPA’s and received her bachelor of science in management with a concentration in accounting from Tulane University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.