Gates W. Skene - Producer

Contact Gates W. Skene


Hometown: Jackson, MS

Education: Bachelor of Arts, emphasis in Clinical Psychology from Millsaps College, Cum Laude (2014)

Specialty Areas: Personal Insurance: comprehensive portfolio reviews of high value properties, autos, special collections, and personal liability

Professional Life

Business Background & Experience: Commercial and Personal Lines Producer for Eagan Insurance Agency in Metairie, LA before coming on board with Ross & Yerger in 2016. Attended the National Alliance School for Producer Development, as well as the AIG Private Client Group University program.

​What do you like most about R&Y:

Our culture. Somehow we are able to maintain our professionalism and respect for each other without losing the family-like feeling that makes us who we are. These qualities are rarely mixed together successfully, and I’m proud to be a part of an organization that fosters this type of environment. We all have each other to lean on when needed, but we push each other to be better every day.

Family & Personal Life

Organizations & Community Activities: Kappa Delta Alumni and Member of New Orleans Young Leadership Council

Family: My husband, Kyle Skene, and I met our freshman year at Millsaps College. We got married in my hometown of Jackson, Mississippi in November of 2016, and have since made New Orleans our home base. Kyle works for Ernst & Young as an auditor.

​What are your hobbies:

Reading, cooking (eating), seeing live music, traveling, and checking out the ever-changing restaurant scene in New Orleans with family and friends.

What is one thing many people don’t know about you:

I was admitted and graduated from college without ever receiving a high school diploma.

Favorite Quote:

“All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.” – William Faulkner

My Personal Philosophy:

“Words should only be used to bless, to heal, and to prosper” – Camp Desoto