Managment Team

Please feel free to contact one of our management team members to learn more about New York Life.

Charles Villarreal, CLF®, LUTCF®, CLTC®

Managing Partner



Introducing Managing Partner Charles Villarreal, LUTCF®, CLTC®, CLF®.

Charles was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and is a graduate of Texas State University. He joined New York Life's San Antonio General Office in 2005. In 2006, he was the Rookie of the Year, the Case Rate Leader of the Year, a Bronze Eagle Award winner, and was awarded the Career Life Producer Award. In 2007, he won the TAS Agent of the Year Award and the TAS Agent Annuity Champion Award.

In 2008, Charles was promoted to the Partner position. As a Partner, Charles qualified for the Recruiting Excellence Award, Gathering of Eagles award multiple times, as well as Partner of the Year for the San Antonio General Office. In 2013, he was promoted to Senior Partner. As a Senior Partner, Charles's unit was the top producing unit for new organization agents FYC (First Year Commission) in the entire New York Life West Central Zone. Through his hard work and dedication he has earned the position of Managing Partner of New York Life's Alaska General Office.

Charles has been married to his wife Sonia for 15 wonderful years, and they have two sons together. Their oldest son is Vin, age 14, and youngest son Von, age 11. Charles and his family enjoy traveling, the outdoors, and attending sporting events together.




Lauren Potts

General Office Service Leader





Ryan Sweet


Ryan Sweet was born in Anchorage, Alaska, although he spent most of his childhood in Port Orchard, WA. After graduating high school he followed his passion which was to play basketball and did so throughout his college career, graduating from Seattle Pacific University. His senior year he was voted as the team captain and was a recognized and selected to the All-GNAC second team.  In June of 2011 he received his bachelors in business administration with a concentration in marketing. After graduating he decided to move back to Alaska to be closer to his father and younger siblings.

In March of 2013 Ryan started his career when he transferred to New York Life from a competing agency.  In those 9 months he was awarded with both Rookie and New Organization Associate of the year. The following year he was named the top TAS Agent of the year, Top Producer of the year, as well as earning the Harry Nicolet award for top agent to help grow the office. The plan all along was to expand his role and responsibilities and to lead agents, which is why he became a member of the management team.   He was promoted to Associate partner in August of 2016. He couldn't be more excited about the years to come and he is dedicated to helping the Alaskan community move in a positive direction and help agents accomplish great things.

Ryan has been married to his amazing wife Alyssa Sweet for 2 years now and has one wonderful dog named Zoey. In his free time he likes to stay active by playing basketball, softball and flag football. Ryan and Alyssa love traveling to watch professional sports specifically back to Seattle to see family and friends.


Billy Geiger

Sales Development Manager