Managing Partner


Debbie Cowan, CLF®
Managing Partner


The success of any organization begins with the attitude and tone set by its leadership. We believe the Hawaii General Office is one of the most sought after opportunities for insurance and financial services careers in Hawaii due to the vision and capable directions of Debbie Cowan, the Managing Partner.  Debbie entered the Financial Services Industry as a Corporate Trust Officer, managing and floating new and existing Corporate and Municipal Bond issues for a bank in New Castle, PA.  She held this position for seven years before becoming an agent.  Debbie is a graduate of the Central Atlantic School of Trust at Bucknell University.


Debbie was a New York Life agent for five years, achieving Council and Centurion awards1 each year before being promoted to Partner in the Boardman Sales Office, achieving numerous recruiting awards.


In 2003 Debbie was promoted to Corporate Vice President of Zone Recruiting and Retention for the South Central Zone and was part of a team that led the Zone to the Zone Award of Excellence Trophy.  In February 2006, she was promoted to Managing Partner of the Albany General Office.  In October 2012, she became Managing Partner of the Roanoke General Office.  As a result of the excellent job she did developing and retaining agents she was promoted to the Managing Partner position for the Hawaii General Office in February of 2018. 


Debbie has been a Board Member of the Hawaii Life and Disability Insurance Guaranty Association since 2018.


Outside of the office Debbie enjoys spending time with her ohana and spoiling her 6 nieces and nephews. 


1New York Life sales achievement awards