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Friendship first, business second. Agent Jayshree Patel, our Council president, will go anywhere to help a client—and make a friend for life.
The Brinton Family
Retired New York Life Insurance Company Agent Reed Brinton, who received his 70-year plaque at the Company's Chairman's Council meeting last October, has inspired many agents with his success. Two of them especially: his son, Steve Brinton, of the Utah General Office (GO), and his grandson, Taylor Brinton, who recently joined the Company in the same GO.
“I was fortunate enough to have a great mentor in John Himmelberg, a well-respected leader in our community who passed away in 2005. It was through John that I really came to appreciate my chosen career. Because really, it's the people that I enjoy the most—working with my clients, helping to protect their families and to protect and grow their retirements. That’s what it’s all about.”
Euletta Gordon-Campbell, South Jersey General Office, believes in promises. “When I sell a policy, it’s much more than a piece of paper, it’s a promise—a promise to be there for my client and their family. And it doesn’t just stop at delivering the death benefit,” she says, firmly.
With some previous experience working as an agent’s assistant, Chiovaro enjoyed the work, but resisted being recruited. Finally, his best friend’s father, long-time Baltimore General Office Manager Charlie Herneker, convinced him to give it a try. And the rest, as they say, is history.
"After the collapse of the banking system in 2008, I looked to find a position that would be fulfilling as well as challenging,” says Joel, a financial adviser with Eagle Strategies, LLC and a registered investment adviser and registered representative.
Lissete and Felipe Montes de Oca
“The day Felipe died, I was the only one who showed up with a check; everyone else showed up with a charge.”
Opportunity is something in which Quan is well-versed, having emigrated from his native Hong Kong alone at just 14 years old. “I came to San Francisco, joining my father and sister, to seek better opportunities. It was pretty challenging for me. I spoke very little English at the time.”