New York Life announced today that John O’Gara and Richard Simonetti have each been elected SVPs in the company’s Agency Department, reporting to EVP and Head of Agency Mark Pfaff.
O’Gara is responsible for New York Life’s wholesaling operations across all product lines within the Agency distribution channel including life insurance, annuities, investments and long-term care insurance. He also oversees New York Life’s Dallas-based Advanced Planning Group, a team of experienced attorneys, certified public accountants and other professionals with whom New York Life agents can exclusively work when serving affluent clients. O’Gara joined New York Life in 1984.
Simonetti is responsible for agent and manager recruitment, training and development. This includes growing the company’s field force and sales among New York Life’s key markets, including women, cultural markets, the LGBT community and young professionals.
Simonetti joined New York Life as an agent in the Long Island General Office in July 1996.
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