Managing Partner





Daniel P. Smith, CLF, LUTCF

Managing Partner

Daniel is the Managing Partner for New York Life's award winning Shreveport General Office. As Managing Partner he oversees the daily operation and activities of over 60 active agents throughout the ArkLaTex region.  New York Life has a very rich and storied heritage in the area with over 170 years of presence in the marketplace.

Daniel earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Louisiana State University.

In 2006, Daniel joined New York Life as a Financial Services Professional in the Baton Rouge, LA General Office.  As an Agent, Daniel qualified for New York Life’s Presidents Council and was a member of the industries prestigious Million Dollar Round Table.  After earning numerous company awards for sales and leadership, Daniel was asked to join the management team in 2008 and was promoted to Partner.  As a Partner in the Baton Rouge General Office, Daniel helped grow the office through hiring and developing highly talented agents into the agency. 

In 2012 Daniel was promoted to the Arkansas General Office as Managing Partner.  Daniel achieved great success and awards in Arkansas.  Daniel received the Reeves Cup in 2014 and 2015 for leading New York Life’s West Central Zone in Recruiting.  Daniel also led the Arkansas General office to win the 2015 Investment Annuity Award and 2016 Mutual Fund Award for highest growth in Investment Annuity and Mutual Fund Sales.

In 2017, Daniel assumed the role as Managing Partner of the Shreveport General Office.  In his role as Managing Partner, Daniel’s commitment is growth of the agency in the ArkLaTex region. 

In addition to his duties as a Managing Partner, Daniel is an avid golfer and outdoorsman.  Daniel is married to Shelby and they have one son, Lane.


Phone: 318-227-5026

FAX: 318-424-4748