After attending Ithaca College and Alfred State University in New York, Brett Gryska received his Bachelor of Science degree in 2005. Once he realized the residual income he could earn with National Income Life Insurance Company (NILICO), he knew the career direction he wanted to take. It proved to be the right one.
Success at NILCO came quickly to Brett. In 2006, only a year after joining the Company, he was named NILICO’s #2 State Agent. In 2008, he was the #2 Master General Agent; in 2016 the #4 Regional General Agent; and was then promoted to Agency Owner.
Brett strongly believes National Income Life improves the lives of both individuals and his community through his local Agency, Oldham-Gryska Agency. “NILICO offers the ability to break out of the nine to five life and become the owner of your own business without the start-up costs. In addition, our products help people on what is potentially the worst day of their lives,” emphasizes Brett.
What advice does he give to someone considering a career with NILICO? “Find a mentor and gravitate to that individual. Being mentored by Durhon Oldham was the most rewarding aspect of joining NILICO for me,” states Brett. Would he change anything if he had it to do over? “I would spend more time with my Agents outside of work,” he says.
In addition to work, Brett enjoys sports. He focused on baseball in college, but golf now gets most of his attention. “I want to spend as much time as I can with my family and playing golf. I’m also very active in my alma maters and with youth sports in the community in which I grew up,” adds Brett.
“My Agency donates to many charitable organizations and schools in the Rochester community. We are active with the Roland Williams Champion Academy for youths in the Rochester inner-city school districts,” continues Brett. Named for former NFL player Roland Williams, the Champion Academy works with at-risk kids and encourages mentoring and empowerment programs for middle and high school students.