Leo Choquette grew up the Grandson of immigrants in a housing project overlooking the State Pier in the Whaling City of New Bedford, MA. Refusing to succumb to his environment, Leo was the first person in over 5 generations of his family to attend College, graduating from the University of Vermont with a BS in Biological Sciences, and a dual minor in Chemistry and Sociology. After completing a Master’s in Microbiology at the University of Montana, he was accepted into the M.D. program at St. George’s University School of Medicine. Unable to afford the tuition, Leo was forced to leave school and spent the next 5 years working in Sales. In 2009, Leo was able to enter the University of Massachusetts Law School, becoming a Lawyer in 2013.
A chance encounter led him to joining the Boston General Office of New York Life. Leo spent five highly productive years (two as a Financial Professional, and three as a Partner of the Firm) in the company’s flagship office, where he earned multiple Council honors, sales awards in both life insurance and annuities, and was recognized as an Aspirant in the 2015 Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT). As a Partner, Leo was a Mentor and Instructor to dozens of new Agents, and a Field Advisor to even more. In 2018, realizing his true talents lie in working with his clients, Leo decided to become an independent Investment Specialist for Securian Advisors of New England.
Leo holds his Life and Health licenses in multiple states, and his Series 6 and 63 FINRA registrations. Leo focuses on working with Middle and Upper-middle class families, Small business owners, and Retirees. Leo has obtained his J.D. and M.S. from The University of Massachusetts.
Leo is a first-generation Freemason, Eucharistic Minister for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Ambassador for the Southcoast Chamber of Commerce, former Treasurer for the New Bedford Democratic Party, and was a 2014 candidate for New Bedford City Councilor. He enjoys living life to the fullest with his beloved Wife, Bethany, and has discovered a new challenge: GOLF