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Local financial representative receives industry honor

NORMAL — James (Jim) R. Brown, CFP®, CASL®, CLU®, ChFC®, CLTC, LUTCF, a wealth management adviser with The McClure Financial Group, of Northwestern Mutual, has qualified for Court of the Table membership in the Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT), an international, independent association of leading life insurance producers.

Court of the Table members distinguish themselves within the industry through their superior performance by producing at a level three times that of MDRT membership requirements. This is the seventh consecutive year Brown has achieved Court of the Table membership.

MDRT is a coveted career milestone that indicates sales and service achievement and is a highly recognized mark of excellence for life underwriters. Members must meet strict ethical and production requirements to qualify.

Brown has been associated with Northwestern Mutual since 1977. As wealth management adviser, he provides expert guidance and innovative solutions for a variety of financial needs and goals. Brown has qualified for MDRT membership 39 years.

A native of Carmi, Brown received a bachelor of arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.

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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

The Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®) designation is conferred by The American College of Financial Services.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach, we empower our clients to make the most of every single day and plan for important moments in their future. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience to help our clients navigate their financial lives every day. With $272.2 billion in assets, $28.5 billion in revenues, and $1.8 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.5 million people who rely on us for life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. The company manages $128 billion of investments owned by our clients and held or managed through our wealth management and investment services businesses. Northwestern Mutual ranks 104 on the 2018 Fortune 500 and is recognized by Fortune® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2019.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, life insurance with long-term care benefits, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (securities), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).

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