Gillis Melancon, Jr. - 

Director of Special Accounts

Louisiana Adjuster License #  433577 

Telephone - 504-834-3356, ext. 127

E-mail - gillism@

Direct Fax - 504-620-1064 


Having over 40 years experience, Mr. Melancon received his undergraduate education at LSU and obtained an LLB from Tulane University School of Law; he is a member of the Louisiana Bar. He was honorably discharged from the United States Coast Guard Reserve in 1966. He began his insurance career with Sentry Insurance and served as House Counsel and Litigation Supervisor. In 1970 he joined Highlands Insurance Company’s New Orleans’ Office and moved to their Home Office in 1986 as Vice President - Claims, and retired in 1996 as Senior Vice President. He was Vice President of F.A. Richard & Associates – Houston through 1997, and joined Central Claims Service, Inc. in 1998. Mr. Melancon has extensive exposure to the management of claim operations, with experience in all areas, including auditing and reserving. His claims experience encompasses the major business lines, with particular emphasis on coverage analysis, litigation management and claim mediation.  Mr. Melancon serves as Director of Special Accounts and Corporate Secretary.