Management Team

Meet Our Leadership Team

As a top performing Northwestern Mutual office, the success of Northwestern Mutual - Chicago can be directly attributed to the high-quality leadership and the strength of our management team.  In the Deerfield district office, our goal is to ensure the continued success of our financial advisors, representatives, college interns and staff by providing the proper guidance and support to help them experience personal, professional and financial growth.

 James Thomas Stinson

James Thomas Stinson, CLU®, CFP®

Office 847-291-5014

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Jim became Managing Director of the Deerfield District Office in 2017. He joined Northwestern Mutual - Chicago in 2006 and began to pursue leadership opportunities. He has served as a College Unit Director, Field Director and most recently Growth and Development Director in the Rosemont District office.  In these roles, he demonstrated success in leadership and development of the next generation of financial professionals.  At the same time, he has built a successful comprehensive financial planning practice helping clients plan for and achieve financial security.


Mallory Mavros
Office 312-641-8900

Mallory Mavros was named the Development Coordinator at Northwestern Mutual in July of 2018.  As the Development Coordinator, Mallory is responsible for Team coaching, training, and growth at the Deerfield Firm.

Mallory lives in the city and loves to try out new restaurants, yoga, and long walks along the lake with her dog Bennie.



Nancy McLane Lazar
Office 847-291-5000

After more than 25 years in corporate and commercial real estate management, Nancy McLane Lazar was ready for a new challenge.  She joined Northwestern Mutual as the Office Manager in May 2018.  Professionally, she says her favorite thing is creating order from chaos, something that was quickly put to the test during the company’s office relocation!  She holds a degree in English from Northern Illinois University.


Outside of work, Nancy is an accomplished vocal musician, an avid baker, and is very active in her church. She and her husband enjoy traveling and hiking, and are parents to a very spoiled wire fox terrier.

 Stacy M White

Stacy M White
Office 847-291-5664

Stacy was named the Director of Recruitment & Selection at Northwestern Mutual - Deerfield in August 2017.  As the Director, Recruitment & Selection, she is responsible for being the “Brand Ambassador,” responsible for all growth and recruitment efforts of our Deerfield firm.  Stacy works in a leadership capacity closely with the Managing Director, to build quality relationships both externally, in the community, and internally, among office personnel. Stacy's primary emphasis is to promote the company’s career opportunity, partner with strategic alliances & community leaders and develop Centers of Influence. 


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