McALLEN – Armondo J. Brennan has been named a member of the 2011 President's Council of New York Life Insurance Company. Members of the President's Council are prestigious leading performers of New York Life's elite sales force of 11,900 licensed agents.

Brennan has been a New York Life agent since 1994, and is associated with New York Life's South Texas General Office in Corpus Christi.

In 2008 Armondo was elect Businessman of the year by the McAllen Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 2006 Armondo achieved the professional designation of Charter Life Underwriter (CLU) through the American College. The American College founded in 1927 is the nation's leading educator of professionals in the insurance and financial services industry. Armondo is also a member of The Nautilus Group which works with upscale clients who have complex needs, requiring state of the art planning strategies and individually customized analyses. The Nautilus group is a service of New York Life Insurance Company with professionals specializing in Law, Tax, and Accounting as well as Insurance.

He is also a member of Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), A Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is an international and independent association of more than 31,000 members or less than 1 percent of the world's most successful life insurance and financial services professionals from 476 companies in 80 nations and territories. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. Armondo is also an Investment Adviser Representative with Eagle Strategies, LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser. His relationship with Eagle Strategies allows him to provide financial planning services and fee-based investment advice to his clients.

Brennan and his wife Jennifer are the parents of three children Heather, Ashley and Austin and they reside in McAllen.

New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings from all four of the major credit rating agencies. Headquartered in New York City, New York Life's family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments** provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as institutional and retail mutual funds.

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