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Desmond C.  Foster, FLMI

Desmond C. Foster, FLMI

Financial Representative

Desmond Foster is a Financial Representative working out of the New York City office of Forest Hills Financial Group (FHFG) with over twenty years’ experience in financial services and human resources.  Desmond has a confident disposition and is naturally prudent, patient and easy to talk to.  Aligned with the value proposition at FHFG where client relationships come first above all else, Desmond is committed to educate, facilitate wealth building and improve the financial well-being of his clients.  With a collaborative approach he works with families, individuals and business owners to match their needs with innovative and affordable financial strategies to help them reach their goals and objectives.  

Desmond graduated from the University of the West Indies at Mona, St. Andrew, Jamaica in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in 1997 from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Desmond also earned his Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) Designation from the Life Office Management Association (LOMA). He began his professional career working for insurance firms in Jamaica and transitioned to hospitality and human resources, gaining knowledge and education in several arenas.  Recognized as a charismatic and decisive leader throughout his early career, Desmond was swiftly promoted and given additional management responsibilities. Always intrigued by the quantitative analytical nature of the financial services industry and realizing his ability to help create value for clients in 2016 he became an agent with New York Life. Now working with FHFG, Desmond continues his quest to enhance his knowledge and resources to better serve his client’s needs.  

Desmond’s strong sense of industry keeps him actively involved as a member of the Long Island African-American Chamber of Commerce. A devoted Christian, Desmond sits on the Vestry of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Valley Stream, NY where he also chairs the Finance and Stewardship Committees[1]. In his spare time Desmond enjoys reading and engaging in mental development board or on-line games. He also loves sharing time and space with his children and grandchildren. 

Desmond was born in Montego Bay and raised in St. Thomas, Jamaica.  He now resides with his wife Marlene in Valley Stream, NY and they have two children, J’Nelle and Yanik. 

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Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), New York, NY.  Forest Hills Financial Group is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Guardian. 2019-83512 Exp.7/21.