New York Life Dallas Office
At the Dallas General Office of New York Life, our team of full-time, professional agents has been serving the local community for over 65 years. Under the leadership of General Manager Richard Koehn, Sr., the Dallas Office officially opened for business on January 2, 1948, as January 1st that year was a Sunday. Shortly thereafter, offices were also opened in Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and two years later in Austin.
One of the assistant managers of the Dallas office when it opened was Arthur C. Wood, Jr., who later returned to the field as an agent with the company for 50 years. He is now retired and still living in Dallas, but is succeeded by his son Tracy and grandsons Nelson and Leighton, who are all currently active agents in the Dallas General Office. Many notable people have served as General Manager of the Dallas General Office since Richard Koehn, including Earl Manning, Jack Branch, David Covington, Charles Cash, Andy Anderson and many others. To their credit as great leaders in the company, Earl Manning and Charles Cash later went on to be regional vice-presidents for New York Life. During Cash’s tenure as General Manager, the Tyler Sales Office was founded and is still an integral part of the Dallas General Office today. And in continuing Cash’s great legacy, his son-in-law Steve Maus and grandson Rich Maus are currently active agents in Dallas as well.
After many years of NYLife’s successful operation in Dallas, the Lone Star General Office was founded here as well. In addition, the North Dallas General Office began operation here shortly after, producing three strong offices in Dallas that represented NYLife. In 1981, the North Dallas General Office and the founding Dallas General Office were merged, keeping the name Dallas General Office. Following in 1989, the Lone Star General Office also merged with them to create the Dallas General Office that we now have today.
For over 65 years in Dallas, we’ve enjoyed a rich heritage of serving our clients and our community. Every decision we make and every action we take has one overriding purpose: To be here when our customers need us. That is why we call ourselves The Company you Keep®.
Pictured above is the Dallas General Office ribbon cutting in 1948