John Austin

John Austin, CLU, ChFC, joined New York Life Advanced Market’s Network in 1999 as Senior Field Director. John has built his career helping agents solve their client's problems with creative uses of life insurance.

Beginning with Connecticut Mutual Life's Kansas City Agency, he has worked in almost every capacity in our business. Through this experience, John has developed an exceptional understanding of the life insurance industry and a strong empathy for the agent's role of getting clients through the sales process. After graduating from the University of Missouri, John joined the Kansas City agency of Connecticut Mutual Life (CML). His 15 years at CML included award winning stints as an Agent, Sales Manager, an General Agent in South Bend, Indiana and Minneapolis. In 1991 John moved back to Kansas City and joined Business Men's Assurance where he worked in the agency department before moving to brokerage development. Since joining New York Life in 1999, John has been responsible for business development with CRUMP (BISYS) Insurance Services, M Group producers and Brokerage General Agents. John's integrity and straightforward approach has made him highly respected by both his clients and peers.

John is never far away from New York Life, as his wife Sally works in the Executive Benefits area and they reside five minutes from the office. Fortunately, they share an interest in health and fitness, which is certainly needed as they try to keep up with five children and three grandchildren.