Career Paths

As a financial representative’s business evolves, there are 3 career paths within Northwestern Mutual's Greater Milwaukee Network Office that you can pursue:

Personal Production
      - Financial Representative
      - Financial Advisor
      - Wealth Management Advisor
The opportunity to specialize in market niches such as disability or long-term care insurance, annuities and investments. Representatives may also choose to become financial advisors of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC or wealth management advisors of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company®.
For more than a century, Northwestern Mutual has quietly developed strong field leadership talent from within the ranks of its quality financial representatives. Field managers grow as producers and leaders, while playing a key role in driving the Network's success.
The mission of our leadership program is to build a leadership system that attracts the most successful members of the network office into leadership, equips them as successful leaders and enables them to realize their vision for future opportunities. 
Pictured below are recent participants in our LEAD program. 

Leadership Roadmap

I-LEAD is our Network Office's preliminary leadership development course. It stands for Internship Leadership Education and Achievement Development. The course provides the office's best college financial representatives with an entry level look into leadership career paths within the organization. 

Follow a 3 year curriculum designed to develop leadership qualities and teach skills with an emphasis on recruiting and selection, training and development, leadership, and business operations.
Participate in a variety of leadership activities, such as recruiting and coaching new financial representatives on success practices to grow their businesses.
Team Captain is a pre-management position which acts as a springboard for a Financial Representative or College Financial Representative who has an interest in this career and future leadership opportunities within Northwestern Mutual.  The role emphasizes leading by personal production while learning basic leadership skills.

Lead a group of energized college interns who are taking part in one of the top internship programs in the country.
Recruit and develop a unit of highly professional and successful network representatives.
Take on the unique challenge of balancing personal production and managing a district network office.
Leverage sales, recruiting and development experience to lead the new representative growth for the entire Network Office territory.
Take on the challenge of leading a Network Office.


 Kimberly M Hargis

Kimberly M Hargis

Director of Internship Development
Office 414-271-3242

Contact Kim to learn more about an internship with Northwestern Mutual in Greater Milwaukee.

 Amanda S Sawatske

Amanda S Sawatske

Director of Campus Recruitment and Development
Office 414-615-1864

My Networks: LinkedIn

Contact Amanda to learn more about an internship with Northwestern Mutual in Greater Milwaukee.

 Josh Guhl

Josh Guhl

Campus Recruiter
Office 414-615-2913

My Networks: LinkedIn

Contact Josh to learn more about an internship with Northwestern Mutual in Greater Milwaukee.


Northwestern Mutual financial representatives have the opportunity to determine their own financial futures while making an impact on others.

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