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We invite you to look around and learn about our firm culture, our philanthropic passions and the people and events that are making headlines for Northwestern Mutual - Chicago in Deerfield. For daily updates, follow us on Twitter @NMChi1872 and @JamesTStinson

Gatherings and Goodwill

Northwestern Mutual – Chicago Tees Off Fore Childhood Cancer Research

Northwestern Mutual-Chicago is well on its way to raising awareness and funding for research that will accelerate a cure for childhood cancer. The 4th annual golf outing and dinner auction raised more than $75,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

We're grateful to our financial professionals who played in the tournament, attended the dinner and participated in the auctions, our generous sponsors, and associates who planned and volunteered planning and working at the  event.  The money raised will fund research into new treatments and cures for childhood cancer.

Learn more about our childhood cancer program and community involvement. 

Making Headlines

Northwestern Mutual - Chicago Announces Partnership with National Black MBA Association’s Chicago Chapter

We're launching a partnership with the Chicago chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA), providing a series of career growth and financial education opportunities for African-Americans and diverse business professionals.

We will be hosting “The Roadmap to Financial Freedom,” a two-part program that will provide timely, relevant and actionable information geared toward helping NBMBAA members build financial security. Read more in this Chicago Tribune story.



Work Hard, Play Harder

Team Northbrook enjoying a Cubs rooftop experience
It's time for baseball. At Team Deerfield we celebrate the start of the season with an outing to Wrigley Field. What a fun roof-top experience cheering on the Cubs!







Northwestern Mutual - Deerfield Forms Partnership with Great Lakes Naval Base Transition Goals-Plan-Succeed Program

Integrity. Accountability. Leadership. These are just a few of the transferable qualities that help veterans transit from military to civilian life. They are also some of the elements of success found in Northwestern Mutual financial representatives. And, it’s why we have formed this partnership.

Our leadership team will be participating in monthly panel discussions and providing veterans with job search strategies, resume and interviewing tips while also introducing them to the career opportunity as a financial representative.


Northwestern Mutual - Chicago Internship Provides Jumpstart on Career
Kaylinn Smith and Henry Midyett College Represenatatives Financial Planning Internsip

Participating in a Top 10 internship with our firm, students explore the career as a financial representative, develop critical business skills and learn the importance of financial planning.  And, for seniors who are looking to graduation, they may be one step closer to joining the firm full-time. Read more about Kaylinn Smith and Henry Midyett in this Daily Herald story.


Chicago Tribune Names Northwestern Mutual - Chicago a Top Workplace, Again

A strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there and the feeling that everyone is in it together, all contributed to Northwestern Mutual – Chicago being named a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace for 2017. This is the second year we achieved this honor, based on an engagement survey of our financial professionals. 


Northwestern Mutual - Chicago Advisor Among the Top in the Nation

Congratulations to Deerfield financial advisor Dan Gould who achieved membership into the prestigious Northwestern Mutual Forum. Dan was recognized for his commitment to helping clients plan for and achieve financial security.

Forum is an exclusive achievement, representing the top tier of Northwestern Mutual financial advisors. 




Northwestern Mutual – Chicago Program Develops Purpose Driven Leaders

Finding purpose in work is driving today’s young professionals, and our new innovative career development program is leading the way. We kicked off our 1872 Leadership Development Program at Camp Greyfield, a highly-respected learning and training center. From team building to personal growth the experience drives purpose with learning, thinking and doing. Read more in this Chicago Tribune story.


Trailblazing Panelists Offer Valuable Career Advice at Northwestern Mutual – Chicago Entrepreneurialism Event

Northwestern Mutual - Chicago hosted an insightful conversation about entrepreneurialism in the African-American community. The female entrepreneurs discussed the forces that inspired them to turn their passions and ideas into successful businesses, the challenges that come with starting a business from scratch and benefits of self-employment.

The panelists included: Autumn Merritt, fashionista, and co-founder of Sir and Madame Boutique in Hyde Park, Lauren Ash, founder and executive director of wellness and lifestyle brand Black Girl in Om, and Andrea Williams, Northwestern Mutual - Chicago Financial Advisor.


Northwestern Mutual - Chicago Fosters Friendly Competition at Office Olympics

Competitive spirits were on display, high fives shared and awards presented at the annual day of fun. Under the direction of Anca Curescu, director of operations, and the unofficial chief fun officer, the day’s events included: a cotton ball race, water balloon toss, Frisbee throw, noodle toss, balancing act, popsicle tower, puzzle race and Northwestern Mutual trivia.

When the competition concluded, it was Wealth Management Advisor Joseph Albrecht and his administrative assistant Martha Glodz who won the coveted gold medal. 


Northwestern Mutual – Chicago Raises Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

Northwestern Mutual – Chicago in Deerfield and John Karzen Basketball “Hoops for Hope” raised more than $3,600 to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

This is the second year that Deerfield financial professionals Greg Gertz and Scott Evans partnered with the district office to raise funds for pediatric cancer research.


Northwestern Mutual - Chicago Launches Leadership Development Program

To build on our history of innovation and excellence, we’re excited to launch 1872, a leadership development program for emerging professionals.  While most programs focus on developing management skills, 1872 will hone in on skills designed to help participants lead themselves, lead a team and lead others. Read more in this Chicago Tribune story.






Steve Domsky, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CLTC
Wealth Management Advisor

Steve's commitment to understanding the complexities of the changing financial climate and making financial planning recommendations in his clients’ best interests, led him to pursue and achieve the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. He has been a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual – Chicago since 2003.





Stacy White
Director of Recruitment and Selection

Stacy was named the Director of Recruitment and Selection at Northwestern Mutual - Deerfield in August 2017.  As the Director of Recruitment and 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. 



James Stinson CLU®, CFP®
Managing Director and Wealth Management Advisor

Jim became Managing Director 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 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.



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