richard whiteRichard White

IFNY Director

Richard White is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of the ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company, a life and health insurance company based in Great Neck, NY. Mr. White joined Shelterpoint, formerly known as The First Rehabilitation Life Insurance Company of America, in August 2009 as Chief Executive Officer. As of 2015, ShelterPoint is the largest provider by premium volume of Disability Benefits Law (DBL) insurance in the State of New York with over 150,000 employer groups and covering 1.3 million insured employees. The company also provides various other employee benefit products in New York and 48 other states. ShelterPoint has a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from A.M. Best and A- from Standard & Poor’s.

Mr. White has over thirty years of experience in creating and implementing effective strategies for business growth, diversification, product development, sales expansion and operational excellence for several leading insurance companies.

Prior to joining ShelterPoint, he was Executive Vice President of Domestic Markets with Pan American Life Insurance Company in New Orleans, responsible for businesses in the United States. This included employee benefits as well as a focus on selling individual products to the U.S. Hispanic market. Mr. White spent almost twenty years with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, with the last five years as Senior Vice President, Group Insurance, where he was the profit center head of Guardian’s over-$3 billion group insurance business. Mr. White started his career at Guardian Life in 1984 as a group sales representative, and progressed to hold positions as head of national group sales, head of group strategic planning and business development, head of the group medical insurance strategic business unit, and associate group profit center officer before becoming group profit center head in 2002. From 1991-1995 Mr. White was with New York Life Insurance Company as Group Sales Manager in Chicago, and as Group Field Vice President based in New York City, before returning to Guardian Life in 1995. Mr. White earned a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska, and holds certificates in Marketing Management from Columbia University and Organizational & Executive Coaching from New York University.

Mr. White resides in Woodbury, New York, with his wife, Paula, and their two daughters.

ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company
600 Northern Boulevard, Ste. 310 · Great Neck, NY 11021
tel: (516) 829-8100   fax: (516) 504-6412   email: rwhite@shelterpoint.com