Pete began his career in 1983 as an agent and financial adviser with one of the largest mutual life insurance companies in the U.S. He is licensed by the state of Texas as a General Lines Life, Accident, Health, HMO, and Property and Casualty agent. He has also been licensed as a Variable Life agent and Registered Representative.
Mr. Newman has recently completed a career with one of the oldest and most successful multi-line insurance carriers in Texas. His responsibilities there included recruiting and training agents for life and annuity sales. Pete lead the industry in Texas by authoring and presenting some of the first agent training classes approved for continuing education credit by the Texas Department of Insurance. Pete is considered an industry expert in traditional product development and administration. He is responsible for numerous achievements in life sales and production, most notably leading his former company to record sales during the most recent financial crisis when many companies suffered declines or failed. Pete is very passionate about the insurance industry and the role it plays in the economic success of our state. He urges his agents to become resources in their communities for financial services information and solutions.
Pete is a fourth generation Texan and is very proud to be a part of KJZT Family Life as the culture and it’s mission have been a part of Pete and his family. He is looking forward to working with KJZT representatives and members to help them further the success of the Fraternal in our communities and financial security in our families.
Pete is a proud graduate of the University of Houston, and is a Chartered Life Underwriter and Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow. He is a member of the Society of Financial Services Professionals and National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Pete and his wife Joyce have been active members of Saints Peter and Paul, in Bellville for 25 Years, most recently as Eucharistic Ministers and members of the youth Religious Education team.