Leo Choquette grew up the Grandson of immigrants in the Whaling City of New Bedford, MA. 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 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 was the 2019 Rookie of the Year in the Braintree, MA office.
Leo holds his Life and Health licenses in multiple states, and his Series 6, 7, and 63 FINRA registrations. He has also begun the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) program. Leo focuses on working with Middle and Upper-middle class families, Small business owners, and Retirees.
Leo is a first generation Freemason, a Knight Templar, a Eucharistic Minister for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Ambassador for the South coast Chamber of Commerce, former Treasurer for the New Bedford Democratic City Committee, and was a 2021 candidate for New Bedford City Councilor. In 2020 Leo was appointed to the New Bedford Zoning Board of Appeals by Mayor Jonathan Mitchell. He currently serves as Clerk of the Committee. He enjoys living life to the fullest with his beloved Wife, Bethany, and has discovered a new challenge: Muay Thai Boxing.