Alumnus of the Month

Michael Scovel

Michael Scovel


December 2011

Mike began his New York Life career at the age of 22 in the Central California General Office.  As an agent he always had a high case rate and qualified for MDRT.  In 1996, at the age of 24, Mike was promoted to Partner.

Mike’s passion for management was apparent in his desire to help agents interested in management to move in that direction.  Over his 3 years as a Sales Manager, Mike helped promote 5 new agents to the rank of Sales Manager.

He was promoted to Managing Partner of the Stockton General Office in 1999.  It was one of the fastest growing offices in the company – from the 90th to the 23rd largest office in 5 years.  The new organization in the office grew an average of 75% a year in production in that same time period.

Mike was promoted to the Illinois General Office Oct 1st, 2005.  In the 3 years in the Illinois GO, the office promoted 11 partners and had a bench of 6 that completed the MOP to continue its rapid growth.  The case rate in Illinois was up dramatically and the retention was one of the best in the country.  The office 1st and 2nd prior were both over 40%.

Mike was promoted to Senior Vice President of the West Central Zone on January 1, 2009.  The West Central Zone won the 2009 Zone Award of Excellence!

He is married to Patti and they have 3 beautiful children.  Mike graduated from California State University Fresno (2008 World Series Champions) with a degree in marketing and a masters degree in management from the American College. Mike has also received his Chartered Life Underwriter designation and Chartered Financial Consultant designation from The American College.

Mike has helped to strengthen the Alumni Association through his role on the Alumni Board. For the College's first alumni tour event this year in Dallas, Mike helped to bring in over 75 colleagues to attend the educational and networking opportunity.

For Mike's dedication to the industry, education, and his community, The American College is proud to honor Mike as the Alumnus of the Month for December 2011.