Alumna of the Month

Erica Takach

Erica Takach


May 2014

Erica Takach was born and raised in Duncannon, Pennsylvania.  After being competively involved in field hockey, she was offered a full scholarship to play at Central Michigan University where she received her Business Administration degree in Marketing.  Erica knew she wanted to move to Chicago after school and when she was given an opportunity to interview with New York Life (NYL), there was no turning back.  Erica was able to visualize the endless opportunities and all the room for growth in the Chicago North Shore, New York Life General Office.  She often expresses the following, “I was in business for myself but not by myself."

Erica joined NYL as an agent in December 2006 and within her first six-months she achieved Executive Council.  By year end 2008, Erica had achieved two Executive Councils and was promoted to Partner at the Chicago North Shore General Office in January 2009 at the very young age of 24 and was promoted to Senior Partner in 2013.  Erica is the most tenured Senior Partner in the Downtown Sales Office of the Chicago North Shore and has aspirations of one day running her own General Office as a Managing Partner.  She consistently lets her team know that she truly sought out management to lead others and educate them on the endless opportunities that New York Life offers.  Erica strives and wants to give her agents and potential agent candidates the career opportunity and high quality of life she has been able to achieve.

For her commitment to education and the financial services industry, we are proud to recognize Erica Takach, LUTCF, as the May 2014 Alumna of the Month.