San Antonio, TX – The Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) has announced that Stephen K. Collins will lead the company’s San Antonio Agency of MassMutual. Collins was tapped as a successor to long-time General Agent Frank Woodruff who retired in the summer.
Collins, a native of Kingsville, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and an MBA from University of Mississippi in Oxford. He previously ran the MassMutual’s Jackson, MS agency.
Collins’ main focus will be recruiting new agents to his team. Collins plans to bring on 24 new financial professionals to the agency. The demand for personal financial advisors is expected to rise faster than average by 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2010-11.
“A career in financial services is becoming increasingly more popular among women and multicultural professionals,” said Collins. “Forty five percent of new professionals this year have been women or multicultural candidates,” Collins said. “Everyone needs a road map for their financial future. People can benefit from the experience and help we provide.”