Richard Blaser, JD, LLM, CLU, ChFC., has been in the insurance industry for 14 years and joined New York Life in March of 2011. Rick brought a considerable amount of experience, knowledge and professionalism to the firm and to his position as Senior Field Director. Prior to joining New York Life Rick spent over 10 years at The Hartford where he held a number of high profile positions. Most recently, Rick was the Director of High Net Worth Marketing for the Individual life division. In this role Rick supported over 200 Hartford Account Executives as well as numerous producers and Insurance Specialists from the Hartford's various distribution partners in the design and implementation of estate and business plans funded with life insurance. He prides himself on being able to communicate highly complex ideas in understandable terms. As a result, Rick is a frequently requested and well recognized presenter within the estate and business planning community of the major insurance carriers and was a member of the LIMRA Advanced Planning Committee. He has also been published in a number of various trade publications, including National Underwriter and Private Wealth.
Rick began his career at the Merrill Lynch Central Life Insurance Agency and the Merrill Lynch Trust Company. Rick holds a J.D. and LL.M in Estate Planning from Western New England School of Law. When not traveling or working he enjoys spending time with his wife Kelley and their two young boys Matthew and Evan at their home in northern Connecticut.