Our Team

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Blake McKinney

Managing Partner

jbmckinney@ft.newyorklife.com

Blake McKinney is a native West Texan and a Texas Tech University graduate. He completed his 20th year in management at New York Life in March 2019. He has a total of 23 years with the company!

In 1996, Blake began his career at New York Life as an agent in the Houston General Office. In 1999, Blake qualified and was given the opportunity to join the Houston leadership team.

In 2001, Blake was soon recognized as a Top 25 Sales Manager in the company and was promoted to Senior Partner.

In 2006, Blake accepted the opportunity to become the Managing Partner of the Greater Oregon General Office.

In late 2017, after twelve fun and successful years in Oregon, Blake was given the opportunity to return home to Texas and assist with the extraordinary growth of the Houston General Office as he awaited new opportunities.

While his New York Life career has taken him across the country, his roots are in West Texas. As mentioned, Blake was born and raised in West Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University. He taught math and coached high school football and baseball in Amarillo and Katy before launching a career in financial services.

Blake and Andrea will celebrate their 30th anniversary this year. They have three children and one grandchild.

Braxton, his wife Ashley and their son Baker live and work in the Dallas area. Lillie and her husband JJ live and work in Central Kansas. And, Dane is a sophomore at Oregon State University.

Blake and Andrea are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the agents and communities in West Texas and the Panhandle.

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Danny Baker

Senior Partner

dbaker@ft.newyorklife.com

Danny grew up in Oklahoma where he started a career in retail management. After proving he had a “knack” for building teams and running stores- he had the opportunity to travel all over the country running various stores in need of leadership. During his travels, Danny met his wife Jennifer and they both agreed to move to Lubbock where he would assume the GM role for a local furniture outfit.

In 2007, Danny and Jennifer would welcome their daughter McKenzie to the world, and needed a career that could accommodate their new demanding lifestyle. After interviewing with many different companies, Danny was drawn to New York Life primarily for the long term prospect of a management career path with a Fortune 100 Company. He decided to join New York Life in 2010, and served as an agent for 2 years. He enjoyed working in the business marketplace helping him achieve 2 Executive Councils while producing over 100 cases each year in the business.

In 2012, he was recognized for his commitment to his clients as a top case rate leader in the country. Finally, in the fall of 2012, Danny joined the management team and started building his team of advisors. Since he joined the management team, he’s been recognized for leading the West Central Zone as a top 10 Partner in 2013 and 2014.

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David K. Anderson, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLTC, LUTCF, RICP®, CLF®

Senior Development Manager

dkanderson@ft.newyorklife.com

Dave grew up in Moline, Illinois. Prior to joining New York Life he worked for a submersible pump manufacturer for 20 years. He joined New York Life in January 1999 as an agent in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa General Office where he was an Executive Council Agent.

He joined the West Texas General Office team in January 2004 where he is the Senior Development Manager. Dave is responsible for the local implementation of NYLIC University, the Company’s agent training program. In addition, he serves on the faculty of NYLIC University at the Company’s training facility in Dallas, Texas.

Dave and his wife Laura married in October 1979. They are active supporters of Raintree Christian Church in Lubbock, Texas. They have two children and four grandchildren.

In his spare time Dave enjoys pocket billiards, golf, and playing guitar in the Smokehouse Blues Band with friends.

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Terri Beadle, ACS, FLMI

Field Service Leader

tbeadle@ft.newyorklife.com

Terri Beadle joined New York Life in 1995 as a receptionist in Midland, Texas. In 2004, she had the opportunity to transfer with the company when the General Office relocated to Lubbock, Texas where she was promoted to Office Coordinator. Through her years of experience and dedication, she was promoted to Administrative Manager in 2011. Terri and her team have won many company awards such as Service Excellence, Life Case Rate Partnership, and Best in Class. Her goals include providing support and direction to the Agents of the West Texas General Office.

In her personal time, Terri enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, and enjoying the outdoors.

 

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Adrienne Montgomery

Partner

admontgomery@ft.newyorklife.com

Adrienne was born and raised Texan traveling and residing with her family through many different cities throughout Texas before finding her true home in Lubbock. After moving to Lubbock in 2009 she followed in her family’s footsteps and attended Texas Tech University College of Business. While pursuing her dreams of being the CEO of the boardroom she found her true passion and calling was in sales and sales management.

She joined New York Life in 2015 where she quickly achieved multiple awards and 2 executive councils as an agent before taking her career to the next step by entering the Associate Partner Program in 2017.

Like true Red Raider fans Adrienne and her spouse enjoy attending Texas Tech sporting events, supporting their local community through outreach programs, listening to live music and spending time with family and friends.

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Rolando Rodriguez, MBA

Partner

rzrodriguez@ft.newyorklife.com

Rolando Z. Rodriguez is a native of West Texas born and raised in Lubbock. Rolando has served in the financial services industry for two decades and has held multiple leadership roles throughout his career. He is a proud Alumnus of Texas Tech University, graduating with a B.B.A. degree in Management Information Systems in 2003 and earning his M.B.A. from Texas Tech in 2012. Rolando is married to Christina and they have 3 children whom currently attend Texas Tech University. He is a proud member of the Lubbock community and cares deeply for the people of West Texas. Rolando is active in his church, serving on multiple projects and endeavors over the years.

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Paul Kirkman

Associate Partner

pkirkman@ft.newyorklife.com

Paul studied business at Anderson School of Business at the University of New Mexico, then proceeded to work in a fast-paced business environment. He managed business for Sears, Roebuck and Company for fifteen years at six locations, most recently in Amarillo. With encouragement from family and friends, he began his career with New York Life in 2017 as an agent. Paul had early success was promoted to Associate Partner in January 2019.

As Associate Partner, Paul continues to support the people of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico by finding and developing a team quality advisors to help them prepare for their financial futures.

Paul is married to his college sweetheart, Nicole. They are proud parents of four children, Isaiah, Analisa, Shayla and Lilyana. Paul feels truly blessed to have all these inspirations in his life.

Paul and Nicole are active supporters of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, participating in religious education classes with his family. He enjoys playing baseball and basketball with his children and watching Netflix with Nicole.

*The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is the Premier Association of Financial Professionals and is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.
Council awards are New York Life awards based on sales production.

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