Lee Ellis


(828) 765-3499

Lee has been in Employee Benefits since 1995. His career started at Fortner Insurance. He is an original partner in Cardinal Insurance Inc., where he established their benefits department beginning in 1999. In 2008, Lee joined eBen and currently oversees offices in western North Carolina & east Tennessee.

Lee is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters and past President of Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on other boards, including Hospital Foundation, and currently, The Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge.

Lee and his wife, Amy, have two children, Wayne and India, both of which recently joined the company. Wayne also serves in the Army Reserves. Both children graduated from Mars Hill University.

Outside the office, Lee’s interests are church, volunteering in his community, and spending time with family. Lee truly enjoys helping people and building relationships.


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