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Lee A. Kitzenberg

District Agent

Lee A. Kitzenberg is founder of Promus Financial Group, LLC. Lee Kitzenberg is a District Agent for the New York Life Insurance Company. Lee specializes in working with small business owners, retirees and professionals in the area of estate, business succession, charitable giving, retirement and risk management planning.

Lee has been named a member of the 2014 Chairman’s Cabinet of New York Life. Members of the elite Chairman’s Cabinet are the top fifty highest producing agents among New York Life’s elite sales force of more than 12,000 licensed agents. Lee is a Member Agent of The Nautilus Group® which is a service of New York Life Insurance Company and is a Financial Adviser with Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser. He is a Qualifying and Life member, as well as Top of the Table member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) which is recognized throughout the industry as the standard of excellence in life insurance sales performance.

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Lee is a member of the MN Dental Association, the American Dental Association, a member of the Minneapolis Institutes of Arts Photography Council, and works with the Children’s Cancer Research Foundation at the University Of Minnesota. He is also a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers (NAIFA). He continues to expand his education through coursework at the American College. Lee has consecutively been New York Life Insurance Company's General Office Minnesota "Agent of the Year" since 2008.

Personal Background: Lee grew up in Montana and attended the University of Oregon where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He then moved to Minnesota to attend the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry, earning a Doctor of Dental Sciences degree. He retired from a very successful twenty year practice in 2001 and joined New York Life Insurance Company in 2003.

Lee lives in Edina and has 4 children: Grace, David, Celine and Andrew. Lee is active in numerous charitable organizations, enjoys traveling, fine food & wine and spending time with his family and friends.

Ryan Utecht

Financial Services Professional

I sincerely believe that most people want to do what’s right: right for themselves, right for their families, and right for their communities. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I do what I do.

You can take comfort in the fact that we have been a part of this community for over 40 years, and therefore have a vested interest in seeing our friends and neighbors succeed. In fact, we probably have many of the same hopes and aspirations as you, and will be happy to share all the resources and information our firm has to offer.

Depending on your needs, we can introduce you to some proven, dependable ways to help protect your family’s lifestyle and future; or prepare for major financial events such as paying for college, saving for retirement, or caring for an aging relative. If you’re wondering about our qualifications, you may find it reassuring to know that I have 7 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry.

Of course, my background isn’t really the one that matters. I’ve found that getting to know our clients – their hopes, dreams and goals for the future – is far more important. So if you’re looking for someone who's ready to put their expertise and experience to work for you, please let us know.

Celine Kitzenberg

Financial Services Professional

Celine Kitzenberg has been a part of the Promus Financial Group team since 2013. She holds licenses in Life, Accident and Health Insurance, as well as her Series 6 and 63 securities licenses. Celine is currently working toward her Series 7 and 65 licenses as well. Celine is an Executive Council agent for New York Life, and a 2016 Silver Annuity Elite member. In 2015, Celine received the “Best Insurance Agent of Edina” award, in addition to the 2015 Rookie of the Year award for her office.

In addition to her work, Celine serves on the board of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and is involved with the sports endurance arm of LLS called Team in Training. She is active in Business Networking International (BNI) and the Polkadot Powerhouse women’s connection group (PDP). Celine lives in Bloomington with her fiance, Joe, and their 2 cats, Dora and Milo.

Sooki Jun Jalali

Marketing & Business Development Manager

Sooki joined as a team member at Promus Financial Group in Sept. of 2016, and services the company’s marketing and business development needs, and soon to be taking her exam as a licensed agent.

Sooki was born in Seoul, Korea and arrived to Minnesota as a teenager and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. Sooki has founded 3 businesses in health and wellness: Long Lake Family Dentistry, Anew Fitness and Spa, and Health And Wellness 2 You Corp. She has found a calling to help clients to get their health on track and enjoying the lifestyle they have dreamed of. Sooki also received her Certified Yoga Instructor license by Dr. Deepak Chopra in 2005. Besides having her own Yoga studio and fitness center, she has lead yoga classes for Life Time Fitness and for LA Fitness. Sooki Also has a certification in Life Coaching. Sooki currently treats patients part time for chronic pain and wellness care at Health And Wellness 2 You Corp.

Sooki has 3 children Mitra, Bijan, and Syrus . She enjoys outdoor activities like biking long distances, Yoga, and walking around the lakes. Sooki also loves the local Restaurant and Wine community.

Sooki enjoys volunteering for local and international communities like Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, MN. Hunger Solutions, and Alliance For A New Humanity founded by Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Dupé Omoyayi

Office Manager & Registered Service Assistant

Dupé has been with our office as the Office Manager since 2010.  She has a Bachelor's Degree from Metropolitan State University in Finance with a minor in Economics.  She continues to successfully manage the office operations and client services.  Dupé holds her Life, Accident and Health License as well as her Series 7 & 66 Securities Licenses.

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