Meet the Team
President, CEO and Senior Partner
John oversees all operations. In addition, John spends time in the field with sales and joint case development. John is available to assist producers in the Estate Planning markets. John serves on several Home Office advisory boards.
Dex Umekubo CLU, ChFC
Senior Managing Partner
Dex spends time in the field recruiting new life producers. He’s available to assist producers on larger cases and advanced sales. Dex is a Past-Chairman of NAILBA and a Past-Board Member of ACORD and has been in the business for over 40 years.
LTCP, Managing Partner
Angie manages the health dept. Which includes working with agents on LTC, Med Supp, Disability, Cancer, Heart, Stroke, Short term Care, and MA/PDP.
Life Department Manager
Scott oversees the life insurance department. He can help with life illustrations, product support, case management, marketing, and licensing.
Medicare Marketing Manager
Rick is our resident Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, and Part D expert. He will assist you with any product questions, open enrollment and help you expand your Medicare market.
Annuity Marketing Manager
Scott markets annuities. He spends much of his time making outbound calls and assisting agents with their annuity questions. He is also available to visit agents in the field.
Sean spends most of his time calling on agents, visiting them in their offices and attending industry trade shows. Sean is versed in Life insurance, Med Supp, and MA/PDP programs.
Supply Representative and Social Media
Pat handles all requests for agent supplies, marketing materials and product information. She handles life in force service requests. She also works with our social media platforms.
Life Case Admin. and Tech Support
Dana supports Scott in the life department, running illustrations, processing business, and status. He also handles our computers and website troubleshooting.
Case Manager/DI Specialist
Kristi is our disability go to. She can help with illustrations, product questions, case management and marketing support. She helps Angie with LTC, Rick with the Medicare Department and Scott with the Life Department.
Donald “Kip” Keehner
The Keehner Group, (Denver)
Kip entered the insurance business in 1974. He has been an agent, a sales manager and a top producer. Kip also worked in an insurance company’s home office as Vice President of Estate and Business Plans, Vice President of Life Marketing and Senior Vice President of Marketing of a national multiple line insurance company. Kip was one of the first to introduce and train agents on universal life products in 1979 and 1980. He has been an often requested speaker at events spanning across the mid-west and western states. Kip and John opened the Colorado office in 1985, naming it The Keehner Group/Producers XL, and Kip has managed the office since then.
Jeff started his insurance career in 2002 working as a captive agent for a company that specialized working with seniors where he became gained valuable experience offering Medicare Supplements, Long Term & Home Health Care products & Final Expense policies. He worked as a Producer, Field Trainer and Unit Supervisor. In 2010 he made a strategic career decision and became an Independent Agent. Shortly thereafter Jeff was introduced to the Keehner Group and developed a relationship with the staff that was always a source for answers and ideas. Jeff is the newest member of the team and will be working as a Field Marketing Analyst where he will partner with P&C Agents and Wealth Managers to open and expand their practices into new markets.
New Mexico Brokerage
8500 Menual NE, Suite A335
Albuquerque, NM 87112
505-463-3922 888-218-9959 Fax
Brett Adams is President of NM Brokerage, a Brokerage General Agency he established in Albuquerque in 2003. Brett’s main responsibility is growing his business through agent relations, business planning, sales support and carrier negotiations. Brett also oversees the day to day operations of his agency. Brett has worked both at a carrier and a brokerage general agency until he formed NM Brokerage.
When not in the office growing his business, Brett spends his time with his wife Sandy, his son Jerrett, daughter Jackie, and an occasional game of golf.