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Our financial representatives have an incredible opportunity to positively impact people’s lives - the lives of their clients, their families and those in their communities. They take this responsibility seriously and so do we. We provide them with the training and support they need to ensure their success, but we know it is their productive work ethic, strong relationship skills and professionalism that make them extraordinary.

 
 Andrew J. Watters

Andrew J. Watters, CFP®

Financial Advisor
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 Austin Torsten Klarin

Austin Torsten Klarin

Financial Advisor
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 Bennett Hughes

Bennett Hughes

Financial Advisor
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 Brent Paul Ussary

Brent Paul Ussary, MBA

Managing Director
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Brent grew up on a farm in Agency, MO. He attended Northwest Missouri State University while studying International Business. Brent travelled abroad and studied European Studies, Innovations, and Sustainable Development from three Universities throughout Europe. After completion of undergrad studies, Brent completed his MBA in April 2011.

After joining Northwestern Mutual in June of 2011 and completion of P10, Brent went full-time in September of 2011.

Brent has received a number of awards throughout his career as a Financial Representative, including the Runner-Up Rookie of the Year within his Agency, Team Gold Premium Leader for Southern Summer Contest, Life Impact Award, Team Gold Top 10 in the South—Silver Award, and qualification as a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (The Premier Association of Financial Professionals) in 2014.

Brent looks forward to growing his team into the future with Northwestern Mutual. His team consists of himself and AFR, Danielle Sperry. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors, boating, and travel.

 
 Chad Esslinger

Chad Esslinger, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CLTC®

Wealth Management Advisor
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Chad is from a small agriculture community, Clearwater, Kansas.  He attended Wichita State University and Kansas State University where he graduated with a degree in Finance. Chad started his career as a financial advisor in 2007 with HighPointe Financial Group.  He was off to a fast start and was nominated as one of KC Business Rising Star by KC Business Magazine in 2010.

He moved his practice to Northwestern Mutual in March of 2012 which has accelerated his growth and impact with others. He was new advisor of the year 2013-2015 and has been a member of the Million Dollar Round Table/Lives Leaders Summit since 2013. Chad has received the NAIFA Quality Award since 2012 and finalized his CFP designation in 2016.

In his downtime you will find Chad with his family Lola, Abe, and Leo in Brookside. He enjoys taking his kids to the zoo/movies and attending all their sporting activities.  Chad loves to golf and hopes to get his two oldest out on the course this year. Chad and his wife, Kelly, will celebrate 12 years of marriage in the Fall. They are excited to adventure to Colorado several times this year to ski/hike and explore as a family.

 
 Clint Stull

Clint Stull, CLTC®

Financial Representative
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 Evan Dalton Ryan

Evan Dalton Ryan


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 Hank Owens

Hank Owens

Financial Representative
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 James H Porter

James H Porter

Financial Representative
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 Jonathan Spencer Hart

Jonathan Spencer Hart, CLTC®

Financial Representative
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Jonathan S. Hart, CLTC is a 2005 graduate of Culver-Stockton College where he received a bachelors degree in Business Administration and Communications while competing for the Wildcats in football and baseball. He now serves as the Culver-Stockton Kansas City Alumni Association President and also serves as Vice President of the Alumni Board of Directors.

Jon changed careers after owning and operating JHart Contracting and Disaster Services for six years where he oversaw cleanup efforts of several natural disasters throughout the country including Hurricane Katrina.

In 2011 he accepted a full time contract and joined Northwestern Mutual. He has achieved Pacesetter 40 and the Bronze Award for full time representatives. He is passionate about the positive impact he creates by providing long term financial security for his clients, family, friends and local community.

Jon lives at Lake Waukomis, Mo where he serves on the City Board of Directors and is a member of Restore Community Church in North Kansas City. He enjoys hunting, fishing, sports, boating and spending quality time with his beautiful wife Rebecca and their daughter Linley.

 
 Joseph Scott

Joseph Scott

Financial Advisor
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 Joshua Pasley

Joshua Pasley

Financial Representative
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 Lance Trammell

Lance Trammell

Wealth Management Advisor
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The Trammell Financial Group is a financial planning operation with a team of 4 including 1 advisor. Lance Trammell started with Northwestern Mutual in May 2008.  He has celebrated many achievements in his time with Northwestern including Power of 10, Target 20, Pacesetter 40, Pacesetter Second 60, Lives Leaders Summit (top 12%), and Forum (Top 4%). He was also nominated as a KC Rising Star in 2015.

Lance was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Central Missouri where he graduated with a marketing degree. He is currently working towards his CFP designation and MBA in Financial Planning through California Lutheran University.

In his practice, Lance works with medical professionals, families, business owners, pre-retirees, and retirees. 

He resides in Prairie Village with his fiancé and his two dogs.

 

 
 Michael Alan Williams

Michael Alan Williams

Financial Advisor
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 Robert Dale Merrill

Robert Dale Merrill

Financial Advisor
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 Scott T Penning

Scott T Penning

Financial Advisor
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 Thomas F Mulhern Jr

Thomas F Mulhern Jr, CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Advisor
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Tom has been with Northwestern Mutual since February, 1979. He is married to Vanda and have four children and three grandchildren.  Tom qualified for MDRT in 1984 and became a Life and Qualifying member in 2000. He is currently working as a Financial Advisor.  Tom works with clients in the age 30 to 50 range who are in their prime insurance buying years.  He has his Chartered Life Underwriter’s designation and my Chartered Financial Consultant designation.  Ten percent of my clientele are business owners with high net worth.  Forty percent are medical professionals and the rest of them vary.  In his spare time he works out with a trainer to keep  motivated.  He also goes on yearly fishing expeditions to Ontario Canada. Tom believes in the Northwestern Mutual mission heart and soul.

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