Management Team


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




Candice Bahnson

Sales Development Manager

New Mexico General Office

Phone (505) 880-2016  

Candice began her career in 2008 as an agent out of the Colorado General Office. She has been a 
mentor and student of her practice.  In August 2018, she was promoted from an agent role to the 
Sales Development Manager (SDM) of the New Mexico General Office.  Her achievements:

-She has earned council 9 consecutive times
-Life All Star
-Career Producer
-Annuity Elite
-5 Alive award, writing 50 cases over multiple weeks
-New Org Case Rate Leader first three years
-MDRT two times and once as aspirant
-various other awards pertaining to the Colorado General Office

Candice is passionate and excited to work in her role as a SDM, she is a proven coach, mentor and 
trainer and is excited to work and serve the agents of the New Mexico General office and support 
the surrounding community.







April Anderson O'Guinn

Administrative Manager

New Mexico General Office

Phone (505) 880-2119


     April recently joined the New Mexico General Office as the Administrative Manager in 2015. April is a Texas native who graduated from Texas A&M University-Texarkana with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Marketing. April began her career with New York Life in August 2011 in the Kansas General Office. In February 2013, she was accepted into New York Life's prestigious Associate Administrative Management Program. During her training, she trained in various locations including the Dallas General Office. April has over 10 years of customer service and leadership experience. Her ability to connect with people has helped build positive relationships with employees and agents alike. April brings fresh ideas to the New Mexico and her unique approach to management will bring about a positive change within the General Office.