Management Team


Edward Brenmark, CLU®, CLF®, LUTCF

   Ed has been with New York Life since 2014.  He has 31 years of Industry experience, and he has won numerous industry awards, including GAMA's Master Agency Award and International Management Award.   

    Ed's role as a Partner is to create and maintain an environment that promotes self-development and high ethical standards which result in the fulfillment of each individuals' career goals and objectives.  Ed helps his Advisors build their practices by creating opportunities, providing coaching, and aligning them with experiences to develop their skills and abilities.

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Annalisa Griego

Annalisa joined New York Life in 2011 after working in the accounting field for 8 years.  She graduated from New Mexico State University with a dual bachelor degree in Business Computer Systems and Finance.  Outside of New York Life Annalisa enjoys watching almost any sporting event (Go Cubs!) and has been playing golf since age 10.  She loves spending time with her husband and three children.  Annalisa is passionate about helping contribute to the success of the Greater Chicago General Office.

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 Douglas M. Sprenger, FFSI, FLMI

Doug began his career with New York Life as an Administrative Manager trainee in the Greater Kansas City general office in 1993.  He was appointed the Administrative Manager of Arkansas general office from March of 1995 through July of 1997.  He was promoted to the Administrative Manager of the Denver office in July of 1997 and subsequently promoted to the Director of Operation of the Denver office in March of 1999.  In March of 2000, an opportunity to return to Kansas City presented itself and Doug returned to the Greater Kansas City General office as the AVP of Administration.  Doug joined the Greater Chicago general office management team in February of 2010.  Doug and Janet Sprenger reside in Lisle, Illinois.

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Jennanne Dougherty


 Jennanne  joined New York Life in November 2010, after working for Smith/Barney , Citigroup and E*Trade.  She has been in the financial services industry for five years and has worked in compliance and operations for three years.    Jennanne received a Bachelor of Science in Finance/Business from Colorado State University and a Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University.  This diverse background in law and finance uniquely qualifies her for her role as Agency Standards Consultant.  Jennanne and her husband, Evan, live in Hinsdale with their three children.


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Michael Devivo









Christa Haynes, LUTCF