Lee Patterson is Honored to be Featured in Forbes Magazine

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As a successful businessman and college football player, Lee Patterson knew he wanted to make a difference in the lives of student athletes after seeing a photograph of his University of Arizona Wildcats team.

"It hit me that only two of the 23 guys in my class graduated from college, including myself," ...        Click here for complete article.

Lee Patterson presented with 2013 OARS Award

Lee Patterson was recently honored with the 2013 OARS Award (Outstanding Achievement in Recruiting and Sales). This Northwestern Mutual award recognizes Managing Directors across the country who have achieved an exceptional balance in both management and personal production. Pictured above is Lee with Managing Partner, Ben Miller.

Plan your future with Northwestern Mutual

Together, Lee Patterson will help you create financial security for your future by designing a personalized financial plan that evolves with your changing life. A plan that:

  • Addresses risk first and helps you earn your way to solid financial ground.
  • Life is more rewarding when you feel secure.

Lee Patterson has gathered a young, energetic team with entrepreneurial spirit. This team is eager to carry on the tradition of excellence that Northwestern Mutual has established over the last century. Pictured above is Lee Patterson's team at our Annual Meeting in Milwaukee.

My Mission

As a Northwestern Mutual Representative, Lee Patterson will make those recommendations which he would do for himself and his family if faced with a similar situation.

By matching your needs with innovative solutions utilizing world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products, Lee Patterson will do his best to help you protect and provide for those people you care about most. Lee will work hard to build a relationship with you based on trust and integrity, always striving to provide you with the same level of ethical service that he would expect for himself.

NCAA and Northwestern Mutual: A Winning Partnership

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Lee Patterson
District Director / Financial Advisor
Northwestern Mutual

Lee Patterson works as a financial advisor at Northwestern Mutual, and his passion for educating people about finances includes all types of education. He tutors children in third through eighth grades in math, acting as a positive role model. Today’s classrooms sometimes have student to teacher ratios as high as 30 to one, Patterson says, creating a situation where learning is difficult. Sometimes those students have no role models to show them how to achieve big things and realize their dreams. “I try to help them realize the importance of education,” Patterson says. He attended the University of Arizona, where he played football, “despite my size,” he says, laughing. He also has volunteered with organizations that support children who are ill, including Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

The former college football player and current district director Lee Patterson talks about how he found "coachability" to be his key to success in his career on the new Spanish micro-site. Follow the below link to read his story.


VIP Networking Reception at Del Frisco's Grille

Life never stands still. It evolves, changes direction, and leads to new possibilities. That means your approach to financial security cannot be static, because as your life changes, so do your needs and goals.

Working together, Lee Patterson can help you identify your financial goals and objectives to help you prepare for the future and help protect you if life takes an unexpected turn. Keeping pace with life's changes is important. Let me help you achieve a secure financial future.

NAIFA Quality Award

Congratulations to Lee Patterson for receiving the NAIFA Quality Award for 2012. This prestigious award is an indicator of the quality service that he continuously provides to his clients.

Phoenix Area Families Fighting Childhood Cancer Get Support from Lee Patterson and Northwestern Mutual

The fight against childhood cancer comes to Arizona! To read more about the Starlight Foundation and how Northwestern Mutual is supporting their cause, please visit Lee Patterson's community involvement page.

Breakfast with Steve Forbes and CEO John Schlifske

Northwestern Mutual hosted a speaker series with Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media and John Schlifske, Northwestern Mutual chairman and CEO. Forbes and Schlifske shared their perspectives on the economy, the financial markets, and the importance of having a sound financial game plan in place regardless of market conditions. The event was part of a three-city tour and saw over 1,000 attendees.

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Lee Patterson's Accomplishments

In January 2012, Lee was awarded the "Rising Star Award". This award goes to a Financial Representative that has been with Northwestern Mutual between 3 to 10 years that has accelerated growth in production, leadership and community service.

Learn More about Lee's Professional Background

Careers at Northwestern Mutual

Securing Financial Futures, Today.

Northwestern Mutual - Southwest is currently seeking candidates for full-time Financial Representative and Intern positions throughout Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas. We have offices in the following locations:

  • Phoenix
  • Tucson
  • Chandler
  • Albuquerque
  • Santa Fe
  • El Paso

A Career with Northwestern Mutual 

Successful financial representatives with Northwestern Mutual experience tremendous pride and satisfaction in building a practice from the ground up. Their success is not a factor of luck or chance; it's the result of a productive work ethic, strong relationship skills and a level of professionalism second to none. A mission of doing what's right for our clients is the thread that weaves together our organization.

The goal is not to simply sell products, but to discover clients' needs and help to meet them. That means taking the time to understand each person's financial situation, values and goals. You might conclude that no one person can be an expert in all financial matters. We agree. That's why we provide you and your clients with access to a nationwide network of representatives, advisors and specialists who will work with you to provide a full range of services.

We know that building your own business is difficult without help. As a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual, you will be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. Northwestern Mutual will provide you with support in your training and development, so you don't have to do it alone.

New representatives receive initial industry and sales training as well as mentoring and joint work programs for hands-on experience. They have access to on-line education resources for polishing skills and keeping up to date on industry information as well as exposure to opportunities for ongoing career education and advanced professional designations to increase their knowledge and reputation.

To find out more about a career with Northwestern Mutual - Southwest or to submit a resume, please contact Alina Loynd at alina.loynd@nm.com

Northwestern Mutual - A Top 10 Internship Program*

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, want real-world business experience and are looking to make a difference, then an internship with Northwestern Mutual is right for you. Our internship has been highly rated due to its mentorship and career advancement opportunities, intern involvement, resume enhancement and unique appeal. But that’s just the beginning, other benefits include:

Practical guidance in your career selection process

  • The chance to develop networking and business relationship skills with the help of a mentor
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Securities registration and state licenses for life, health and accident insurance
  • Compensation in the same manner as a full-time financial representative
  • An opportunity to try out or get a head start on a career as a financial representative

One out of three former interns becomes a full-time financial representative following graduation. Our internship will give you a solid foundation of business-building skills and knowledge for immediate and future career success. The confidence you develop, coupled with insight you have gained as a financial representative intern, can put you on the path toward a profitable and fulfilling future.

To find out more about an internship program with Northwestern Mutual please contact Megan Wotton at megan.wotton@nm.com

Leslie Howard Patterson Jr, CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Representative

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