About

Our Team

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Eugene R. Lutz, CLF®, LUTCF®

Managing Partner

Eugene graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York in May of 2000 with a degree in Marine Transportation, and received a commission as an Officer in the United States Naval Reserve. Upon graduation, Eugene put his degree and coast guard license to good use sailing around the world as an Officer with Military Sealift Command in support of U.S. Naval Operations.

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In December 2003, Eugene was recruited to New York Life by a fellow Merchant Marine Academy Alumnus. Eugene became an agent in the Long Island General Office and was a top producer qualifying for Executive Council* in 2004 and 2005 working the Pension Max market with the NYPD and NYFD.

In October 2006, Eugene was promoted to Partner in the Long Island General Office where he offered new agents the opportunity for a fulfilling career with New York Life. In September 2009, Eugene was promoted to Senior Partner, and in 2012 he was promoted once again to Corporate Vice President of the Pacific Agencies.

Eugene and his wife Regina have been married for 14 years and have a 10 year old boy, Jack and an 8 year old girl, Ava.

*A company award that recognizes agents who achieve case rate and commission milestones.

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James A. Sanseverino, CLF®, LUTCF®

Director Of Development

James started with New York Life as an agent in the Long Island General Office in January 2001. James was the "Rookie" of the year that year by paying for 108 cases. James achieved 6 Executive Councils between 2002 and 2007 and was a Centurion Agent every year from 2001 to 2007.

James was promtoed to Sales Development Manager in January 2008 and was instrumental in the growth of the Long Island General Office's 5 locations by helping to drive manpower from 181 people in 2008 to 413 people in 2013. James also helped with New Partner Development using the GOLD system.

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In January 2014 James became the Corporate Vice President in the home office of Agent Training and Development. While in the home office his role was to support the Development Managers and Zone Training Officers. James was the Home Office Liason between the field and the Home Office for the Development Managers. James co-facilitated New Sales Development Manager Fundamental Career Schools in Dallas and helped to substitute for Sales Development Managers in the Northeast Zone during their time away for training.

James resides in Bethpage, Long Island. James joined the Westchester General Office in 2015 as the Director of Development and looks forward to helping to train, develop, and grow the Westhester General Office.

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Keith Bonney, MBA, FLMI

Corporate Vice President

Keith Bonney has been a member of New York Life since June 2004. He began his career as a participant in the Administrative Management Trainee program in the Westchester G.O. Keith was appointed to the Southern Connecticut GO in August of 2005. He was responsible for an office with 89 agents, a management team of 8 and a staff of 6. In May of 2007 Keith was appointed to the Greater New York General Office as Director of Operations. He oversaw the operation of the 3rd largest office in the company with 375 agents, a staff of 32 and a management team of 25 people. He was promoted to Corporate Vice President of Administration in July of 2012.

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Prior to joining New York Life, Keith spent over 10 years in Senior Operations Management for Dolce International, a hospitality management company specializing in the management of corporate conference centers.

Keith holds Associate Degrees in Sociology and Business Administration, a Bachelors Degree in Hospitality Management, and an MBA in Global Operations Management.

Keith resides in Tarrytown NY and in his downtime enjoys golf, skiing, playing the guitar, doing volunteer work for the American Cancer Society of Westchester and the Make A Wish Foundation of Westchester and spending time with his family.

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Brian Segel, CLTC

Partner

Brian Segel joined the Westchester General Office of New York Life in 2011 following an illustrious Hall of Fame career as a Financial Advisor with Citi Personal Wealth Management and an Award Winning tenure as an Agency Director at the top firm in the country for Met Life. In his first three years, Brian has had the distinction of qualifying for New York Life's Top Partners in the United States. Additionally, he has won several awards including consecutive Partner Career Commitment Awards for exemplary performance in recruiting activity, quality recruiting and Agent productivity.

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Once he met the management team in Westchester, Brian realized this was the environment necessary to foster training and development for new Agents and to provide additional resources for established Advisors to take them from Good to Great. Through the ongoing, structured training program of NYLIC University, Brian's Agents develop the right activities and behaviors early in their careers to promote their longevity within the organization.

Brian appreciates New York Life's commitment and contributions to various nonprofit organizations, children's organizations and more. Brian also has been a consistent advocate in his community. He coaches little league and youth basketball in his hometown and is an active almunus of his Alma Mater, Binghamton University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management. Beginning in 2001, Brian was a Co-Founder and Chairman of The Tau Alpha Upsilon Fraternity Alumni Society and was the recipient of the 2014 Binghamton University Medal of Distinguished Service. Additionally, Brian is an active member of The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

Brian currently resides in Larchmont, NY with his wife Jamie and their four children, Alexandra, Kimberly, Ryan and Jordyn and their dog, Maddie. In his spare time, Brian enjoys golf, softball and tennis and spending time with his family.

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Mo Golany

Partner

Mo Golany joined the New York Life Westchester General Office In October 2012 as an Agent and was promoted into his management role as a Partner in June 2015.

During his time in agency, Mo received numerous awards including being named an Executive Council Agent 3 years in a row, Best in Class for Total FYC in 2013, Top 40 in the Strive for Excellence Campaign 2014 and was one of 250 select agents in the United States to be named a 40-40-40 Campaign Winner for the 2014 Cultural Markets.

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In his first year as a Partner, Mo earned the prestigious View From the Top Award which is one of the highest awards a Partner can receive. He also qualified for the Gold Award in the 2015 Drive to $35 Billion Incentive Campaign.

Mo has been a proud resident of Westchester County community for 28 years, and therefore has a vested interest in seeing his friends and neighbors succeed. As a loving father of 2 children, Lily and Jake, he has many of the same hopes and aspirations as our clients and is happy to share all of the resources and information New York Life has to offer.

Mo brings his passion, dedication, creativity and leadership to the management team. His job as a Partner is to locate the best talent as he teaches, develops and grows the general office.

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Juliet Henry-Ebanks

Partner

In 2001, Juliet, her husband Peter, and her 2 children Rikar and Mikaiel migrated to the United States of America from Jamaica. Her strong sense of family and a desire to create economic stability for her dependents, led her to the field of nursing. She pursued a career in nursing (CNA). Juliet worked in this field for the next 9 years. However, she was not motivated and realized her true calling was that of an Educator.

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In order to accomplish her true calling and provide for her family at the same time, she enrolled at Monroe College and completed her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management with a Concentration in Finance.

Juliet joined New York Life Westchester in March 2012 as an Agent and was promoted to her management role as a Partner in September 2015.

During her tenure as Agent, she was the receipient of the Career Life Success Award, Career Life Producer Award, Top 40 Producing Agent Award, and Life Stars and Life All Stars Individual Life Award. She is also a three (3) time consecutive Council Agent.

As a Partner with a passion for helping others through leadership, Juliet focuses on recruiting, training and developing her team in order for growth at New York Life Westchester.

Juliet currently resides in the town of Newburgh, NY with her husband, Peter and son, Mikaiel. She is a memeber of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and, also an active member of the Middletown Church of Christ Women's Fellowship Group. She is great at entertaining and enjoys cooking various Caribbean and International Cuisine.

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Robert Scorrano

Partner

Robert joined New York Life in August 2013 as an insurance agent in the Westchester General Office. In 2014 Robert became a member of Executive Council, having achieved this honor through outstanding sales accomplishments. In that same year Robert was Westchester's Income and Investment Annuity Leader for outstanding performance by leading his class in both sales of Income and Investment Annuities. His accomplishments did not stop there in 2014, he became a member of The Million Dollar Round Table *(MDRT). MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurnace and financial services business. In 2015 he followed up a successful year by making Executive Council for the second consecutive year and becoming a Life All Star. That September he entered into the Associate Partner Program, the first ever in New York Life's 170 year history and in March 2016 he became Partner after completion of the program.

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Priot to coming to New York Life, Robert was an Energy Trader with concentration in Electricity and Natural Gas markets. He received his communications degree from Hofstra University and now resides in Somers, New York and is happily married to his wife Catherine. They have two children together, Brady and Peyton.

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Songqun "Michelle" Florence

Partner

Michelle joined New York Life Westchester General Office in 2014 with more than 10 years of diverse background and experiences in banking, operations, marketing, and business development. Shortly after Michelle joined NYL as an agent, she became a top producers qualifying for Executive Council in 2014 and 2015* working primarily in affluent market.

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In December 2015, Michelle became the New Org Agent Of The Year, leading all new org agents in the Westchester General Office. In addition, she made a qualifying member of Million Dollar Round Table, representing top 1% of financial services professionals in the world.

In April 2016, Michelle joined the management team as an Associate Partner. In October 2016, Michelle was promoted to Partner.

Michelle has a B.A. in Finance and International Business and a M.B.A. She is also bilingual, fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English. Michelle and her husband Paul have been married for 7 years and have two beautiful kids, Emma and William.

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Christopher Richards

Partner

Chris joined the New York Life Westchester General Office in 2013 and made Executive Council every year since joining. In Aprl 2016 Chris joined the management team as an Associate Partner and In October 2016 was promoted to Partner.

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Chris Attended Mendoza School Of Business University Notre Dame and earned numerous certification in a variety of areas. Chris earned an Executive Certificate in Business Administration, Principles of Business, Disciplines of Business, Applied Business Strategies, Advanced Intercultural Management, Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management, Effective Leadership, Leading Teams and Organizations, Executive Leadership Strategies and an Executive Certificate in Negotiation. Prior to joining New York Life Chris had 10 years of diverse entrepreneurial experience.

Chris and his wife Lola have been married for 9 years and have two beatuiful children Greyson and Archer.

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Vidher Kumar "VK" Mehra

Partner

Vidher started with New York Life as an agent in the Westchester General Office in December 2011. Vidher achieved Career Life Success award, Career Life Producer Award, and prestigious Life Foundation award in 2012 by paying for 104 cases. Vidher achieved 3 Executive Councils during 2013, 2015, and 2016. Vidher was also awarded Certificate of Excellence in recogniation of outstanding achievement as a top producing agent in the 2012 Strive for Excellence Campaign in the Northeast Zone.

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Vidher was promoted to Associate Partner in April 2016 and was instrumental in the growth of the Westchester General Office by helping to drive manpower resulting in another promotion as a Partner in October 2016 in the Westchester General Office.

Vidher lives in White Plains, NY.

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Elizabeth Maitland

Agency Sales Development

Elizabeth Maitland joined New York Life Westchester General Office as an Agent in 2011 and achieved Executive Council and Centurion status in 2012 and 2013. During her career as an Agent, she was the recipient of the Career Life Success Award, Career Life Producer Award, Life Allstar, Income Annuity Leader, and Strive For Excellence Top 40.

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Elizabeth was promoted to Sales Development Manager in 2014 and has since earned the Development Managers Achievement Award, a 2-time recipient of the LifeStar Award. In this role, Elizabeth inspires Agents to create actionable plans to meet their career goals. In addition, she works on development teams for social networking and prospecting best practices.

Elizabeth was born and raised in Westchester County, NY, and in her free time she spends as much time as possible hiking and traveling with her family.

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Daniel Oh

Partner

Daniel Oh joined the Westchester General office of New York Life in November 2013. As a Financial Services Professional, he has helped many families and businesses successfully plan for their future. In doing so, he qualified for consecutive Executive Councils awarded to top producing agents at New York Life. Now as a Partner on the management team, he is dedicated to recruiting, developing and mentoring talented professionals to make an even greater impact in their communities.

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Daniel holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance and prior to his career in Financial Services, he has held leadership positions within corporate Human Resources in various industries, including Media and Advertising.

Daniel currently resides in Northern Westchester and is happily married to his wife Rebekah, along with their two loving children, Ryan and Ellie.  

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Alfred R. Pucci

Partner

Al started with New York Life as an agent in May of 2014 with the Westchester General Office. Al made it to Executive Council in 2015 and 2016. He was named SmartCEO’s Money Manager of 2015 in the Advisory category.

Al was promoted to the Associate Partner program at New York Life in August of 2016 and was promoted to Partner in February of 2017.

Al resides in Croton on Hudson NY with his wife of 30 years.

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Karla Correa

Recruiting & Marketing Manager

Born and raised in Brazil, with a background in Advertising, Karla moved to the US in 1999 and has worked in the insurance industry since 2002. She began her career at New York Life as an Executive Assistant to a President's Council agent at the Manhattan General Office in 2009. In December 2010 she moved to Florida where she worked as a Recruiting Coordinator as the South Florida General Office.

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As a Latino Market Marketing & Recruiting Manager, Karla is responsible for hiring and supporting top sales agents to serve the financial needs of the Latino community in Westchester.

Karla currently resides in Rye, NY with her two Daughter Victoria and Isabella and in her downtime she enjoys spending time with her family and making a difference in her community.

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Susan Green

Agency Standards Consultant

Susan has 30 years of industry experience with over 15 years in compliance management. She has spent the last 9 years at MetLife where she was the compliance manager for a large agency located in Shelton, CT.

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Susan is a graduate of Rutgers University and has her series 7, 63 24 and 53 licenses. She lives in Norwalk, CT with her husband Gary. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, spending time with her family and watching sports.

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Laura Stellacci, ACS

Senior Specialist

aura Stellacci joined New York Life in March 2004 as part of the HPE program and has since become the Senior Specialist of the Westchester General Office.

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After graduating from Iona College Hagan School of Business with her Bachelors's in Business Management in 2003, Laura earned her ACS designation. Currently, she is in the process of earning her FLMI designation, as well.

Laura stays active in her local community and church. She also spends time volunteering with the New York Life Volunteers for Life Program.

Community Involvement

At the New York Life Westchester General Office, we do more than work in the community, we're part of it. Many of our Agents have local roots - some even go back generations. That's important, because it gives them a vested interest in the people and businesses that make up the community. We believe there's no greater job than helping our friends and neighbors succeed.

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The New York Life Westchester General Office is a Sponsor of the Westchester Knicks, the semi-pro team of the New York Knicks. The Westchester Knicks were founded as an official team in 2014, and they play at the County Center in White Plains, NY.

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The New York Life Westchester General Office is a proud Sponsor of the Eastchester Youth Soccer League. The League was formed in 1976, and started playing in 1977 with 72 players and only a few teams. Since then, the League has grown to over 1500 players and over 100 teams.

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New York Life Westchester’s Child ID Program is designed to help children in our community stay safe in the home, at play, or wherever they happen to be. Tens-of-thousands of children have participated over the years in our child ID cards, providing their families with peace of mind knowing that if something should ever happen to their children, they will have an ID with vital information to distribute to the local authorities.

Local Impact

New York: Big numbers. Local impact.

We call ourselves New York Life, but the truth is, we’re making a difference in every state across the country including right here in Westchester. Take a look at how we’re creating a financial foundation for folks right in your home state, with everything from life insurance to retirement planning. Now, how can we help you?

 

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