James P. Smith, FLMI has over 25 years of experience in the life insurance (underwriting), long term disability and employee benefits planning arena. As an active member of the industry and a life insurance consultant in the executive benefit planning arena; his experience includes large corporate markets, small businesses and non-profit organizations.
James is the President of JPS Enterprises, LLC an executive benefit reporting firm and licensed insurance brokerage. He manages the day to day operations as well as our Corporate and Individual clients. He also has Partnership interest in a Life Settlement company as well as a Seminar Marketing Company.
James joined IPA as a Consultant before becoming the Chief Operations Officer and Managing Partner in 2001 and is extremely excited about his upcoming 10th anniversary.
He has published life insurance related articles and been a platform speaker at the M Financial national conference as well as guest speaker at numerous insurance carriers on "recruiting and building your service practices". As a member of the Dan Sullivan executive entrepreneurial program, he has been a leader of 2 major insurance broker firms in Manhattan. After nine years as the a Director of Client Services and then COO he grew his prior firm from 8 to 35 people.
James resides with his family in West Hempstead, New York and is an active member in many charitable organizations. He is an avid golfer and runner and served as President of his golf club for 6 years and was Handicap Chairman and rules committee consultant for his golf club with the MGA. He is a supporter of Saint Thomas the Apostle, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, North Shore Animal League, Marine Core Toys for Teens & Tots, The INN, the American Cancer Society and the West Hempstead School District Parent Teachers Association. James can be reached at (516) 945-6275.