JAY B. DOWNEY is a Managing Director of The Downey Group, Inc. Mr. Downey provides life insurance, disability, and long term care insurance planning for individuals; and assists clients with finding life settlement solutions. Jay specializes in the design, administration, and service of multi-life insurance for large professional firms.
Mr. Downey joined The Downey Group in December of 1995, after working as a loan officer at a local bank. A native of Champaign, Illinois, Jay received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a veteran of the armed forces, where he served as a medical specialist for three years.
Mr. Downey is a qualifying and life member of one of the highly regarded associations in the insurance industry — The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) where he has achieved Honor Roll status, is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and is Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC), a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and past-President of NAIFA-ECI. Jay is a member of the Champaign, Illinois Rotary Club (aka World’s Greatest Rotary Club – WGRC) where he serves as a Board member and is a Paul Harris Fellow Level 4. Mr. Downey is a life member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, and previously served on the Board of the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club, and the Land Conservation Foundation. Jay’s interests include playing golf, softball and basketball, coaching various youth sports, and gardening.