News & Events

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Northwestern Mutual Women's Council Initiatives

We are now over a year into the inauguration of our Women's Council, and we are proud of the strides we have made in building an empowering and inclusive culture for women in our network. Our notable activities have included a monthly Women Supporting the Growth of Women (WSGW) workshop, which is available to female financial advisors looking to learn from and challenge one another. Recently, we participated in a sponsorship of the International Women of Courage Celebration, which honors a society of women who share an unshakeable commitment to the rights and well-being of women around the globe. We also hosted a "Road to Resilience" panel, a space for our female leaders to share their stories of overcoming personal adversity with our female advisors, staff, and both men and women in leadership roles. We look forward to another strong year of serving the women at Northwestern Mutual.

Wealth Management Advisor Celebrates 50 Years with Northwestern Mutual

Michael P. Trapani, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC® of Trapani Financial Wealth Management and Insurance Services is celebrating 50 years since starting his career with the company. Mike's once one-man insurance business has since grown into a fully-staffed, highly successful planning firm, including investment management and employee benefits services. Mike's success is due in large part to his client-first mentality. At his 50-year celebration, he remarked, "When your aim is to help people, and you continue do that day after day, something great can happen." We are incredibly proud of Mike's history of client service and his dedication to Northwestern Mutual.

Our Network Earns Top Honor at Western Regional Meeting

We win when we do great things for our clients. The Plocher network offices (Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Irvine, and Las Vegas) were recognized at this year’s Western Regional Meeting as the Western Region’s Premium Leader. By achieving $24 Million in premium credit, the Los Angeles office was the highest premium credit earning office in 2018. This annual recognition was presented at the Northwestern Mutual Western Regional Meeting, a two-day conference wherein top Financial Representatives and offices are recognized for their achievements in serving our clients. We are incredibly proud of this achievement, as it reflects the great impact we have made in serving our markets in the Los Angeles, Irvine, and Las Vegas areas.

Pictured: Shawn Mackey, Chau Le, John Fobes, Sadie Dumbleton, Fred Chang, Juan Baron, Matt Plocher


Diversity & Inclusion

Northwestern Mutual is nationally recognized and valued for its commitment to diversity and its inspiring, inclusive culture. This culture enables Northwestern Mutual Los Angeles to to be a world class employer, to positively impact our clients, to influence the marketplace and to align with the needs of our community. Inclusive behaviors bring our mutual values to life.

Event Recap: Northwestern Mutual Asian Networking Brunch

In an effort to expand our ability to serve the Asian community of Los Angeles, our Los Angeles office recently hosted the first in a series of networking events aimed at building relationships within the Asian community and educating guests on Northwestern Mutual Los Angeles. Guest at the brunch enjoyed mimosas, bagels, lox and great conversation! If you know someone who would be interested in attending a future event in this series, please have them reach out to Michelle Lorenzi at









Latina Wealth Building Series

Several of our financial representatives came together for the Latina Wealth Building Series in Downtown Los Angeles. The Latina Wealth Building Series focuses on entrepreneurial advancement, business development and economic empowerment of Latina business leaders in the industry. Attendees learned best practices to scale their businesses and stay competetive in an ever-evolving market.


Northwestern Mutual Women's Council

The mission of the Northwestern Mutual Women's Council is to connect, inspire, and energize women in our Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Irvine, and Las Vegas offices. The council meets regularly to collaborate, share ideas and build relationships as council members navigate the unique challenges faced by female professionals in the male-dominated finance industry. By playing to the unique strenghts of women in our organization and creating a space for support and innovation, we become stronger, together.

Northwestern Mutual x Essence: Path to Power

Los Angeles Financial Advisor Roberta Fitzgerald was honored as a panelist at Essence Magazine's Path to Power event in Dallas. Roberta spoke to guests about taking control of their financial future and creating the freedom to Spend Life Living. This African American women-focused event aims to empower women to build wealth not only for the near future, but for generations to come.








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