Management Team

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

Shane Stromei

Managing Partner 

Huntsville, Florence, Chattanooga











Shane Stromei is the Managing Partner of the Huntsville General Office & offices in Florence & Chattanooga. Mr. Stromei is an Albuquerque native and has worked for New York Life Insurance Company since 1999.

Shane graduated from Saint Pius X High School in 1993, and then went on to earn a BA in Political Science from The University of New Mexico. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and Student Senate.

Since becoming Managing Partner of the Huntsville Office in 2008, it has grown by leaps and bounds. As Managing Partner, Shane regularly sets a standard of integrity, and is undoubtedly dedicated to the success of his office, clients and employees.

During his time with New York Life, Shane has been recognized for multiple achievements of excellence.

He is happily married to Katie, who is a Pharmacist at Huntsville Hospital in Madison, and they are proud parents to Isabella and Soren.

To reach Shane directly, you can contact him at:



Ryan Frame 












Ryan Frame is Partner of the Chattanooga Office

Ryan graduated from Lipscomb University where he majored in Marketing and Business, and became an Agent with New York Life in Nashville TN in August of 2005. After 7 years of building his business foundation, he was asked to come to Huntsville and transition into the role of Partner. His beautiful wife Caroline is a Doctor of Pharmacy, and they are both Georgia natives.

In Ryan's personal time, he enjoys golf, working out, and eating! If you don't find him at his office, he will most likely be found on a nearby golf course.

Ryan's mission is to run the most esteemed financial services organization in the Tennessee Valley. He believes that if you have the right people, surround them with the right environment, and give them the right levels of leadership, then great things will happen!

To reach Ryan directly, you can contact him at:



Tim Hood 


Florence Office












Tim Hood is a Partner of the New York Life Florence Office, satellite office of the Huntsville General Office.

Tim Hood joined New York Life as an Agent in 2012, and Became Partner in 2014. During his time & since, Tim has been recognized for: The Career Life Success Award; Life Star: All Stars Award; Career Life Producer Award; Life Foundation Award; Centurion Award; Executive Council in 2013; Executive Council in 2014; Rookie of the Year ; Life Case Rate Leader; View from the Top, and #1 Case-Rate Office in South Central Zone.

As a Partner, Tim is a dynamic & dedicated leader. He is passionate about the success of his Agents and the Florence Office.

Tim is the proud father of three boys, Caden, Caleb, and Callen.

To reach Tim directly, you can contact him at:




Tommy Kouchis

Development Manager

Huntsville, Florence, Chattanooga











Tommy Kouchis is Sales Development Manager for New York Life offices in Huntsville, Florence and Chattanooga. Originally a Washington DC native, he grew up between DC and New York. Prior to moving to Huntsville this year, he lived in Northern Virginia for 10 years with his wife Jennifer and three children.

Tommy is huge fan of the New York Giants and New York Yankees and enjoys watching the games
with friends and family.

Tommy began his career with New York Life in June 2009 and in his first year he was an Executive Premier Council Agent who led all new org. agents with 152 paid cases. Tommy continued his success in his second year with New York Life as he hit Million Dollar Round Table and Presidents Council before being promoted to a Partner in 2012. Tommy was a Partner in the Greater Washington General Office for 2 years and was responsible for recruiting and developing new and experienced agents.

To reach Tommy directly, please email him at:

Amy Lawson

Service Leader

Huntsville, Florence, Chattanooga