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.

 Mark E Hardy

Mark E Hardy, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®

Financial Advisor

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Mark is the Managing Director of Northwestern Mutual-Saginaw. Mark graduated from Northwood University with a B.B.A. in marketing and management and has been a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual since September 1990.  He was appointed Field Director in June 1993 and became Managing Director of the Saginaw office in January 2000. 

 Drew Besonson

Drew Besonson

Estate & Business Planning Specialist

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 Brian M Duggan

Brian M Duggan, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®

Life Insurance Specialist

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Brian Duggan is a Wealth Management Advisor who began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 1995/1996 as an intern while attending Western Michigan University. Upon graduation in 1996, Brian decided a career in financial services was for him. Brian has earned a number of professional designations, including Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), and the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification. Brian is also the Life Insurance Specialist for Northwestern Mutual of Troy. Brian and his wife, Judy, have five children: Michael, Joey, Anna, Matthew and Kate.

 Jeffrey Charles Cohen

Jeffrey Charles Cohen, MBA, CLU®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor

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Jeff Cohen is a Wealth Management Advisor with Northwestern Mutual-Ann Arbor. Jeff graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his MBA from University of Michigan. He has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2001.

 John D Kessler

John D Kessler, CLTC®, CASL®

Wealth Management Advisor

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Having changed careers to join Northwestern Mutual in 1997, John knows first-hand the rewards of being a Financial Representative. As a Field Director, John maintains an active role in training, mentoring and supervising Financial Representatives. He is a Northwestern Mutual certified coach, currently working with the development of the Toledo, Ohio, office in addition to his work with Northwestern Mutual-Troy. John also conducts a busy practice focusing on investments, business needs analysis, and estate accumulation and preservation for his clients. He has a B.S. in psychology and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Oakland University. John and his wife, Lorie, have three children: Adam, Matthew and Rachel.

 Kirk A Anderson

Kirk A Anderson, CLU®

Financial Representative

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 Nancy Lianne Boari

Nancy Lianne Boari, M.A., CLTC®

Long Term Care Specialist

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After spending 20 years in the healthcare field, it became clear to Nancy Boari of The Wilshire Financial Group that families needed to be better prepared for the costly issue of caregiving. Since joining Northwestern Mutual in 1999, Nancy has been the Long-Term Care Specialist with The Wilshire Financial Group. She provides hands-on education and practical knowledge about structuring a long-term care insurance policy to meet families’ needs. Nancy is also a strong proponent of making long-term care insurance a regularly offered employee benefit. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in social work and obtained her master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Oakland University. Nancy and her husband, Richard, have two children, Bryan and Leslie.

 Paul Wolf

Paul Wolf

Disability Insurance Specialist


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