Management Team

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



Linda CrumbleyLinda R. Crumbley

Sales Development Manager


Linda began her career with New York Life in the Huntsville General Office as an agent. She earned her FINRA Series 6 & 63 registrations and continued her career as a Financial Professional for 7 years.  Fueled with the desire to help people and the love of teaching she accepted the offer into Management and in June 2014 moved to Michigan to join the Greater Detroit general office as the Sales Development Manager. 

Prior to joining New York Life she pursued her love of biology and nutrition graduating from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition. She was accepted into a 15 month internship in Salt Lake City, Utah and upon graduation qualified to take the National RD exam.

She enjoyed a career as a Registered Dietitian for 30 years specializing in trauma and working in critical care units around the United States, finally joining ARAMARK Corporation where she held a corporate management position for 10 years finishing out her dietetic career. She currently resides in Berkley, MI with her dog Sparky and two cats, Grace Marie and Jinx.




Eric Deems AAMS®

Senior Associate Director

Agency Standards




Eric is a Senior Associate, Director of Agency Standards and provides field operations and supervision support to the Michigan based field offices of New York Life. 


Eric was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has worked in finance for the past 7 years including roles in both supervision and wealth management.  Eric is a graduate of Aquinas College  with a focus in business administration.  He is a veteran of the United States Army, including one tour of duty in Baghdad, Iraq.  Eric enjoys spending time with his wife, Lisa, traveling the world, and working on his motorcycle.




Shelley Conroy

Service Leader   




Shelley came to New York Life in the Boston General Office from Aviva   Life Insurance Company in July 2008.  She was appointed as an Office Coordinator and quickly became a valuable member of the 2nd Line Management Team.  Prior to coming to New York Life, she had spent her 22 year career in the Insurance Industry working in the fields of new business, billing, policy owner services and claims.  Shelley has a degree from Northern Maine Technical College in Presque Isle, Maine and earned the FLMI, ACS, ARA, AIAA, AIRC, HIA and ALHC designations.  Shelley and her husband Michael currently reside in Greater Detroit area.



In order to better service our clients in a broad yet well-defined capacity, New York Life agents have exclusive access to additional resources and support from specialists at the Corporate level, including product specialists and the professionals who make up the Advanced Planning Group, a premier planning team at New York Life with credentials in tax and estate law, accounting, advanced planning and insurance concepts. These resources bring a wealth of experience, value and insight to your particular situation to assist you with your business and estate planning needs.

Neither New York Life Insurance Company, its employees or its agents, provide tax, legal or accouting advice.