My Background

John C. Keene, MS    

CA Insurance Lic# 0M54212

As a Financial Services Professional at NYLIFE Securities LLC, I sincerely believe that most people want to do what's right: right for themselves, right for their families, and right for their communities. In fact, that's one of the reasons I joined the company.  After more than twenty years working in leadership positions within Hawaii’s nonprofit community, I wanted the opportunity to take what I’ve learned and achieve an even greater impact in my community by also helping individuals, small businesses, and corporations with my vast expertise.

You can take comfort in the fact that I have been a proud resident of Hawaii for most of my life, and therefore have a vested interest in seeing my friends and neighbors succeed. As a husband and father of three children, I have many of the same hopes and aspirations as my clients and I am happy to share all the resources and information New York Life has to offer.

Depending on your needs, I can introduce you to strategies to help protect your family's lifestyle and future; or prepare for major financial events such as paying for college, saving for retirement, or caring for an aging relative. If you're wondering about my qualifications, you might find it reassuring to know that I am a Financial Services Professional at NYLIFE Securities LLC. In addition to my experience, I hold a MS-SLP from the University of Hawaii at Manoa - Division School of Medicine and a BS in Communication Disorders with a Minor in Spanish from Valparaiso University.  I was also one of the few professionals in the state of Hawaii to ever obtain their international CFRE designation - (Certified Fund Raising Executive).  Moreover, I have participated in New York Life's well-known training programs, NYLIC University, and have been named to the 2019 and 2020 Executive Council and 2021 and 2022 President's Council1.  I was also the recipient of the 2018 Rookie of the Year award as well as the 2019, 2020, and 2021 New Organization Agent of the Year award from the Hawaii General Office1.  I am also grateful for being invited to join the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Million Dollar Round Table2 (MDRT).  The MDRT is The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, was established in 1927, and consists of only the the world's top financial services and life insurance professionals.  

To be the best possible financial services professional, I've found that getting to know my clients – their hopes, dreams and goals for the future – is the most important first step. So if you're looking for someone that's ready to put their expertise and experience to work for you, please let me know.  I am here to help and provide you the resources you need to succeed.

Neither New York life Insurance Company, not its agents provide tax, legal or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professionals before making any decisions.

1Awarded by New York Life Insurance Company for outstanding sales achievements. Council is an annual company recognition program based on agent production from July 1- June 30.
2Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence in life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.



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