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Laura McCarron

Laura (Ciarkowski) McCarron

Director, Value Add Marketing, MainStay Investments

Laura joined New York Life & MainStay Investments in 2009, and is currently the Director of Value Add Marketing. She is responsible for the development of investor education material and practice management programs that help financial professionals to uncover opportunities in their business. With more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry, she has developed and implemented marketing programs across third-party distribution channels and traditional career agency systems.

Prior to joining New York Life & MainStay Investments, Laura held various positions with HSBC Securities, Merrill Lynch, and MetLife. She is a graduate of Muhlenberg College.

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