Driving success

Driving success for producers

Consultative expertise

Your partnership is important to us, and helping you succeed is a key priority. Look to our expert teams for professional support, benefit insights and employee sentiment data to help inform and deepen your client relationships.

Comprehensive solutions

You can be confident working with a group benefits leader equipped with a full suite of absence capabilities for current and emerging regulatory and company-specific leaves. Our portal consolidates all claim and absence activity and integrates with employer systems, while employees enjoy self-service capabilities anytime, anywhere, and from any device.

Caring guidance

Putting benefits to work for people means combining New York Life’s culture of genuine care and human guidance with the deep industry experience and capabilities of a leading group benefits team. You can depend on our people, processes, and technology as we work together to deliver financial security and peace of mind.

You are connected to us locally and across the U.S.

National Sales Team

Head of Distribution

Meg Shea
(484) 802-4747

National Accounts Lead

Mike Banks
(310) 750-5088

National Sales Executives


Mike Koons
(445) 225-0833


Scott Carlisle
(770) 595-9310

South Central

Scott Hardner
(214) 766-1034


Julie Allen
(510) 358-7847

Region Leads

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West Region

Tim Flatt
(303) 691-3164

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Central Region

Cherie Falgout
(908) 554-5261

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East Region

Leslie Golemba
(860) 214-5493

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Regional Sales Team

Distribution Lead

David Kasper
(281) 475-6925

Producer Relations Director

Tom OKeefe
(925) 389-2063

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West Region

West Region Lead

Jeff Valley
(949) 289-3799

South Pacific RVP

Jake Willis
(818) 522-3649

North Pacific RVP

Justin France
(415) 377-3159

Southwest RVP

David Budzinski
(602) 999-1416

Midwest RVP

Jim Stanfield
(913) 602-4472

East Region

East Region Lead

Jeff Saik
(678) 259-8314

Southeast RVP

Billy Ruel
(704) 302-4749

Northeast RVP


Mid-Atlantic RVP

Claude Ricciardi
(856) 904-7793

Great Lakes RVP

Tim Pitts
(614) 246-1274

Get in Touch

Your relationship is important to us. Reach out anytime for a discussion about how we can help you tailor our capabilities to meet your clients’ needs.

New York Life Group Benefit Solutions products and services are provided by Life Insurance Company of North America and New York Life Group Insurance Company of NY, subsidiaries of New York Life Insurance Company.

Life Insurance Company of North America is not licensed in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York.