Our Cultural Ambassador Program: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in action. 

The Cultural Ambassador opportunity

“We are here making history. What an honor it is to be part of this wonderful group of people who are so passionate about making a change. I am honored to be chosen and to work closely and share ideas with the other ambassadors. We are already implementing some great strategies and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together!”

— Trish Bauman, Agent and Cultural Ambassador, Las Vegas Office


Collaborating for a better today

“I am excited to collaborate with our Cultural Ambassadors and the Home Office on this new program to position our General Office on the forefront of this key DE&I initiative. The impact the program will have in increasing cultural competency will assist in deepening relationships with our colleagues, as well as our clients, and communities we serve.”

— Mychael Nguyen, CLU, CLF, CLTC, Managing Partner, Houston Office


Being a role model

“I wanted to help others see it is possible to be a successful Latina in management. We have amazing leaders and tremendous support in the Latino Market. We can reach out to Latinos to truly help them cover their needs, which is so important.”

— Citlalli Rojas, Managing Partner, Inland Empire Office


Committed to the movement

“Reflecting on what our team has accomplished, I’m both excited and inspired in knowing that our commitment to DE&I and social justice isn’t just a moment in time, but instead is woven into New York Life’s fabric and will continue to be an ongoing part of who we are.”

— Valerie Constantino, Senior Associate, Agency DE&I, and NYL Pride Member


Blazing a trail

“ I never thought about my impact at the time. There were several other agents in the Cultural Markets, who I recognized as pioneers of their groups. Now, I look back and it’s humbling to think I am considered one of those guys.”

— Joseph Lee, 45-year Agent, St. Louis Office


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Kevin Maher
New York Life Insurance Company
(212) 576-7937