Arthur (Art) R. Smith

Arthur (Art) R. Smith

President & CEO
  • Graduate of University of Alabama Huntsville, 1987
  • Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), Designation, 1994
  • Agent representing New York Life and other highly rated companies since 1989
  • Registered Representative, NYLIFE Securities LLC since 1992
  • Million Dollar Round Table* (MDRT), Qualifying and Life Member
  • Member, Financial & Estate Planning Council of Huntsville
  • Agent of the Year, Huntsville General Office, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019^
  • AVMA Life representative
  • Authorized to offer AARP products

*The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.

^New York Life sales production achievement.


Art’s father Cherry W. Smith was the first general manager of the Huntsville General Office of New York Life. Art followed in his dad’s footsteps and developed a love for and understanding of serving families in the Tennessee Valley area.


Art earned his Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designation in 1994 and has been Agent of the Year for over 12 years at the Huntsville General Office. He is also a member of the Financial & Estate Planning Council of Huntsville.


In his free time, Art enjoys gardening, fishing and cattle farming. He lives in Huntsville with his wife Diane and they have 3 grown children.