Northwestern Mutual -- Chicago promotes Jeannette Miyazono to director of business development

  • Jeannette Miyazono, director of business development

    Jeannette Miyazono, director of business development

Submitted by Karen Spillers
Updated 9/21/2018 12:59 PM

With a proven track record in both client relationship management and adviser engagement, Jeannette Miyazono has been named Director of Business Development for Northwestern Mutual -- Chicago.

In this new role, she will partner with the firm's financial professionals to develop their practices with a sharp focus on comprehensive financial planning. At the same time, she will build upon the firm's track record of leadership in both practice management and community involvement, while driving visibility for the firm's offices in Chicago, Deerfield, Oak Brook and Rosemont.


"Jeannette brings to this role an incredible vision and skill set as a leader," said Corey D. McQuade, Managing Partner. "She has an impressive background within the firm, and has earned the respect of her peers, which will allow us to continue to grow and further impact our communities."

Miyazono brings ten years of experience in business consulting, coaching and development, marketing and client loyalty to her new position. In her role as Client Relations Center Director, she led the team to four consecutive years of earning the Northwestern Mutual Financial Security Award, an achievement unmatched by more than 330 Northwestern Mutual office nationwide. The award recognizes a holistic approach to helping clients plan for and achieve financial security.

She joined Northwestern Mutual -- Chicago in 2010 as a Client Relations Coordinator, was promoted to Client Relations Supervisor in 2013, Associate Director of Client Relations in 2015 and Director of Clients Relations in 2016. In 2018, she was also tapped to colead the firm's philanthropic childhood cancer program.

Before moving to Chicago and joining Northwestern Mutual, she was a financial representative for a brokerage firm in California.

Miyazono holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University. She earned industry securities and insurance licenses for Series 6 and 63, long-term care, life, accident and health. She also achieved a Certified Trainer designation from Northwestern Mutual.

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Giving back to her community, in 2015 the Northwestern Mutual Foundation recognized her volunteer efforts as a Road Scholars Group Leader with Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA). Recently, she was appointed an Auxiliary Board member of the Shedd Aquarium

About Northwestern Mutual -- Chicago

Northwestern Mutual -- Chicago, with offices in Downtown Chicago, Deerfield, Oak Brook and Rosemont, is a leading Chicago-based financial planning firm providing expert guidance to help clients manage financial risk and achieve financial security. Ranked one of Chicago's Top Workplaces, according to the Chicago Tribune, Northwestern Mutual -- Chicago provides career and internship opportunities to individuals who want to grow personally and professionally. The company's nationally recognized financial representative internship program was named by a top internship for students seeking careers in the financial services industry. Further information on the firm can be found at

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