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Ellen Tillman & Company consists of a team of highly qualified, deeply motivated individuals who are dedicated to seeing your wishes for your future and legacy fulfilled.


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Ellen D. Tillman, MBA, CLU®, CHFC®



Ellen Tillman works with business owners and professionals to help them crystallize what they want to accomplish financially from a personal and professional perspective. Most people have done a good job planning and have existing relationships with advisors. They spend a lot of time talking about these things but for some reason, the job does not get done. Ellen works with you to take action and complete the task.

At Ellen Tillman & Company, we want to understand your situation, present appropriate solutions and guide you through the process to make a decision. We have long-term relationships with our clients, working through various life stages and next generations.


  • MBA: George Mason University
  • MS: Cornell University
  • BA: The George Washington University
  • Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, MD
  • Million Dollar Round Table
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Rockville (MD) Chamber of Commerce


By keeping current with insurance and financial product trends and providing guidance and outstanding service, Ellen has earned a reputation for integrity and true concern for her clients' needs. She is an Executive Council Agent (2004-2020)*, placing her among New York Life's top agents. She is a qualifying and life member of the Million Dollar Round Table,** which represents the top 1% of life insurance agents worldwide and is widely considered the standard of excellence in life insurance sales performance. In 2007, she qualified for the prestigious Court of the Table. In 2008, she was elected by her peers to serve on New York Life's Agents Advisory Council, representing the agent's point of view to company management.

*Council is an annual company recognition program based on agent production from July 1- June 30.

**MDRT is recognized throughout the industry as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.


Ellen has been active for many years in community service and fundraising organizations. She combines her leadership skills and ability to relate to people with a strong sense of ethical business practice. Ellen is a former co-chair of Create a Jewish Legacy of the United Jewish Endowment Fund and is also involved in The Network of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

In her involvement with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, she is one of The Lions of Judah, philanthropic Jewish women who play a vital role in creating social justice, aiding the vulnerable and preserving human dignity. Ellen is a member of Congregation Beth-El of Montgomery County, MD and has served on various committees.


Ellen considers herself a problem solver:

  • Are you concerned about providing for your family or business if you die or become too ill to work?
  • Do you want to guarantee*** a retirement income you cannot outlive?
  • Do you want to maximize tax-deferred or tax-free savings?****
  • Do you want to leave a legacy to your family or a favorite charity?
  • Do you want to make sure you are offering your employees great benefits at a reasonable price?

*** All guarantees are backed by the claims-paying ability of the issuer.

**** Neither Ellen Tillman & Company nor New York Life Insurance Company, or its agents, provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professionals before making any decisions.


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Jessica I. Trowbridge



Jessica Trowbridge has been with Ellen Tillman & Company since 2003 and manages the operations and client service aspects of the company. She has worked in the insurance and financial services industry since 1984 in Chicago, Boston, New Jersey and the greater Washington area. Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan.

Awards and Recognitions

Ellen Tillman is proud to be a part of The Million Dollar Round Table, a global, independent association of more than 66,500 of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals. To find out more about The Million Dollar Round Table and our role in it, click here.

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