Greater Atlanta Management Team

 Please feel free to contact one of our management team members to learn more about New York Life.


L. Parker Jones


(770) 730-2071

Parker Jones has been a New York Life agent since 2011 and is associated with New York Life's Greater Atlanta General Office in Atlanta, GA. Parker received his B.A. degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, MD.  He is also a certified practitioner of New York Life's proprietary Macro Asset Perspective.  Parker is a 2014 member of Executive Council, and was also an Executive Council Member in 2013.  He is a 2013 winner of the 40-40-40 Cultural Markets award, the 2014 Show Me The Money Award and is an Ambassador for the $50 Billion Empowerment Plan^.  He resides in Roswell, GA with his wife Jennifer.

^In 2011 the Market rallied around a movement to empower African Americans and to help create $50 billion of wealth every five years. Market agents and other $50B Ambassadors agreed to touch the lives of 200,000 African American families, showing each one how purchasing at least $250,000 of life insurance today could help build a better tomorrow.

Christopher Turner


(770) 982-8588

After graduating from Oral Roberts University Chris moved to Atlanta in 2000.   In 2014, Chris joined NY Life as financial professional after 13 years of working in the entertainment and television industry.  Chris Is a member of 2015 Executive Council2015, member of MDRT aspirant, 2016 Member of Executive Premier Council.  Chris has a Finra licenses 6, 63. Chris is driven by 3 simple rules. give first, be coachable, don't fight the system”.  In 2017 Chris became a partner to help his peers achieve and surpass his own level of success.

Phong Pham


(470) 767-1919

Phong Pham grew up in Vinh Long Vietnam, A Vietnamese refugee came to the US with his parents in late 1994, and a graduate of Georgia State University with a B.A. He has a strong passion for serving the Vietnamese community.

Phong Pham joined New York Life in December of 2014.. A member of the 2015 and 2016 Executive Council, Phong is FINRA Series 6, and Series 63 licensed. He was promoted to the Associate Partner role after just two years.

As a manager, Phong is able to expose individuals looking for better career opportunities to the agent career where he found success. He is very dedicated to hiring and developing capable men and women from all backgrounds who can provide effective and innovative solutions for the problems people and businesses face. He receives numerous phone calls from his clients, many of whom support their families in Vietnam, expressing their appreciation for what he and his agents do for them. “We are always there whenever they need us, “Phong said. “I believe that's what being at New York Life is all about.”

Joshua Crane-Whittington


(770) 730-2136

Joshua Crane-Whittington joined New York Life in March of 2015. An Atlanta native, and a graduate of Georgia Southern University, Joshua has a strong passion for serving the Atlanta community which he calls “home.” A member of the 2015 and 2016 Executive Council and winner of the 2015 Rookie of the Year award, Joshua is FINRA Series 6, Series 7, and Series 63 licensed. When asked about the importance of being a MAP® Certified agent, Joshua says “This Company and our strategies have not only given me the resources to create my own financial strategy, but the knowledge to empower others with financial literacy to create their own futures.” Joshua resides in Brookhaven, Georgia and is actively involved at Victory World Church.


Suhyoung "Sean" An


(770) 730-2093


Aaron Jones, ChFC®, CLU®, CLTC®
Senior Sales Development Manager
(770) 730-2003

After serving 8 years in and outside of the United States in the US Army as a Paratrooper & Military Police Officer, Aaron decided to continue a life of helping people.  Aaron is a 2009 Graduate of Mississippi State University's School of Psychology. Aaron joined New York Life in the Mississippi General Office in March of 2011 and earned the coveted Rookie of the Year award. As an Agent, he also earned the Career Success Award, the Career Life Producer Award and the Career Life Foundation Award in his first year. After qualifying for Executive Council as a Premier Centurion for 2 consecutive years, Aaron was promoted and earned the responsibility of Training & Developing Agents and Advisors in the Greater Atlanta Office. Aaron is tasked with developing the experienced and inexperienced Agents into consistent Council & MDRT Producers. Aaron is FINRA Series 6, 63 & 26 licensed and holds the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) as well the Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC®) professional designations. "I'm proud to be part of one of the best development teams in the Company".


Hung (Brandon) Lai, CLU® ,ChFC®, CLF®, LUTCF

Senior Director of Development

(770) 730-2008

Brandon joined New York Life as an agent in June of 1998. During his 17 years, he has been an agent 9 years, a Recruiter for 4 years and transition into the role of Sales Development Manager for the last 4 years.  He was a consistent Council qualifier and member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)*, As an agent, he was awarded New Org Agent of the year, Case rate leader of the year and Annuity Elite Champion. As a student of the business, Brandon has been awarded the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Leadership Fellow (CLF) and Life Underwriters Training Course Fellow (LUTCF) professional designations. Brandon is an Advisor for Eagle Strategies, LLC. In 2015 Brandon assumed his current role as Senior Development Manager for the Greater Atlanta General Office. 


Kelly Sze

Agency Standards Consultant

(770) 730-2005

Kelly Sze is the Agency Standards Consultant of the Greater Atlanta General Office and has been with New York Life for five years in field supervision. She began her career in 2000 as a Registered Representative in the financial services industry and transitioned over to compliance and supervision in 2005 and has remained there ever since. She holds her FINRA Series 7, 63, 66, 24, and 53. A native of Philadelphia, PA and graduate of Temple University with a BA in Psychology, Kelly relocated to Atlanta for New York Life in 2015 with husband Steve along with their son and daughter. 


Service Leader

Jonathan M. Nickerson CVP, FLMI, ACS, AIAA, AIRC

(770) 730-2004


As a Corporate Vice President and Field Service Leader, Jon is responsible for the completion of all administrative and processing functions with respect to new business and related accounting.  He also ensures appropriate internal controls are maintained.  As the immediate supervisor of the General Office clerical and customer service team, he provides training and guidance.

Jon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  During his career at the New York Life, he has also earned the following LOMA designations:  Associate, Customer Service (ACS), Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), Associate, Insurance and Regulatory Controls (AIRC), Associate, Insurance and Agency Administration (AIAA), and is a licensed Operations Professional with FINRA.

*MDRT is recognized throughout the industry as the standard of excellence in life insurance sales performance.