Thursday, February 4, 2016

NGLCCNY Welcomes Penn Mutual / Empire Wealth Strategies as Newest Corporate Partner

A common theme among NGLCCNY’s treasured and dedicated corporate partners is a commitment to service. That commitment manifests itself in the services offered to the business community—as well as a desire to give back to those who make New York the epicenter of innovation and success. NGLCCNY is thrilled to welcome Empire Wealth Strategies—an agency of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company -- to our ever-growing collection of partners who exemplify service in ways that will benefit every member of our chamber family.

As their name suggests, Empire Wealth Strategies is deeply connected to the city and its surrounding communities, providing financial solutions to a wide range of clients for more than 40 years. They actively support many civic organizations and charities, and are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and businesses plan for a secure financial future so they can fully realize all of life’s possibilities.

Empire Wealth Strategies wants to be more than your financial professional. They want to be your trusted financial partner and assist you in carefully planning for all life’s stages. As business owners and professionals, you know your needs for financial services, investments, and insurance will change over time. The one constant you can count on is a team of experienced advisors to make adjustments as needed and keep your plan on track.

The team at Empire Wealth Strategies is dedicated to helping people make conscious decisions about important issues using the tools, training, case design, and advanced planning support to provide the "right" - solutions - all of the time - for clients' financial service needs. For our LGBT and allied business owners, we encourage you to learn more about their capabilities and offerings to ensure a bright future for you and your business by clicking here.

Many in our network have found tremendous success down career paths with our corporate partners, as well. Empire Wealth Strategies is committed to providing their professional, planning-oriented producers with the tools and support they need to advance their career. Interested in learning more about the many opportunities to grow with Penn Mutual? Click here to apply.

Susan Cooper
CEO, Empire Wealth Strategies

As our NGLCC partners have demonstrated time and again, the commitment to service and community engagement comes directly from the top. With over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Susan Cooper has developed a passion for helping advisors and clients achieve their goals and dreams. As CEO of Empire Wealth Strategies, Penn Mutual’s career agency in New York City, Susan has created a professional, collaborative team environment where advisors can learn, develop and grow their practices.

Susan joined Penn Mutual in 2009 as co-managing partner of the NYC agency, and quickly achieved success, winning the prestigious Penn Mutual Chairman’s Award in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, Susan received the coveted Penn Mutual President’s Award. Both awards recognize individuals who have attained the highest levels of performance and leadership. The New York City Agency has lead the country year over year in Wealth Management, Life Insurance and Annuity Business. Most recently Susan won both the 2015 GAMA International Master Agency Award and the 2015 GAMA International Frontline Leader Award! 

As an active member of the industry, Susan has served on The Board of Trustees for the American College since 2008, and is a member of LIMRA’s Research Agencies Group (RAG). Additionally, she has qualified for GAMA’s Master Agency Award and International Management Award at the Diamond Level for five consecutive years. As an individual producer, Susan has been a qualifying and Life Member of The Million Dollar Round Table since 1985. 

As an ongoing contributor to her community, Susan has also supported many charitable and industry organizations, including (WIFS) Women in financial Services, GAMA, AALU, The United Way, UJA Federation of New York, The American Cancer Society, United Service Organizations (USO) and The Wounded Warrior Project. 

Please join us in welcoming Susan and her team to the NGLCCNY family. We are starting 2016 with the kind of energy and momentum guaranteed to make this our most successful year of business and community engagement yet. As you continue growing your business, remember that a trusted partner makes all the difference in feeling secure and confident about your future. We hope you’ll explore collaborating with our friends at Empire Wealth Strategies.

Written by 
Jonathan Lovitz

Director, NGLCCNY
VP of External Affairs, NGLCC

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