Management Team

Brad Stewart joined Northwestern Mutual in 1988 and with 29 years of experience, his clients have experienced this longevity in the caring and understanding of their needs.  He became the Managing Director of the Mishawaka District Office in December 2010.

Brad received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana State University.  He continued his professional studies and earned the designations of a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®).  He is also a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

Brad Stewart has been recognized for his professional accomplishments and work with his clients consistently thru his career including:

  • Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Qualifying Member every year since 1995
  • MDRT Court of the Table Qualifier in 2009 and 2010
  • Qualifying Northwestern Mutual Forum Member in 2007, 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2017
  • Outstanding Achievement in Recruiting and Selection (OARS) in 2011
  • NAIFA Quality Award in 2011 and 2015

 

Brad and his wife Kim have been married for 15 years and have an 11 year old son, Jakin.  They have been residents of the Elkhart-South Bend area for the last 25 years.  They have both been involved with faith based service.  Currently, they are in ministry at Granger Community Church.

Brad is currently involved with the following organizations:

  • Five Star Life
  • Advisor to the EnterMission board at Granger Community Church
  • Member of South Bend and Elkhart Chamber of Commerce
 
 Bradley W Stewart

Bradley W Stewart, CLU®, ChFC®

Managing Director
Office 574-247-6625

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Brad Stewart has been with Northwestern Mutual since 1988. He became the managing director in December 2010.

 
 Amy L Dowd

Amy L Dowd, CLU®, CLF®

Director of Operations
amy.dowd@nm.com
Office 574-247-6603

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Amy Dowd joined Northwestern Mutual in October of 2006. Amy assists in leading the horizontal growth of the office. Essentially, Amy is working with and through Brad Stewart, to achieve growth across the organization. She creates the systems to enhance, track, and measure results of recruiting and development of under 5-year Financial Representatives. Amy is actively developing infrastructure and systems for coaching, mentoring, and development of frontline leaders and oversees development of the network office’s internship program.

 

Amy has been married to Matt for 21 years. They have two sons, Benjamin and Michael, both 15. In Amy’s spare time, she loves to run, spend time with her family, and is actively involved with her church, Christ the King Lutheran Church.

  

 
 Austin Robert Schneider

Austin Robert Schneider

College Unit Director
Mobile 574-247-6636

 
 Brian Matthew Stanley

Brian Matthew Stanley

Field Director
Office 574-247-6662

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 Erin M Ferguson

Erin M Ferguson

Director of Selection
erin.m.ferguson@nm.com
Office 317-238-6500

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 Grace Padgett

Grace Padgett

Sales Execution Team
grace.padgett@nm.com
Mobile 574-247-6636

Grace Padgett joined Northwestern Mutual in June of 2013. Grace assists in administrative services focused primarily on maintaining an organized practice and Sales Cycle workflow for the new representatives and interns. Grace is also responsible for maintaining consistent communication with the representatives through one-on-one meetings on a regular basis. 

Grace lives in Mishawaka and in her spare time she does photography, design work, and plays volleyball when she can.

 
 Kaylee L Kelly

Kaylee L Kelly

Administrative Assistant
kaylee.kelly@nm.com
Office 574-247-6636

 
 Macauley Hill

Macauley Hill

College Unit Director
Mobile 574-247-6636
Mobile 850-228-3432

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 Megan Ruth

Megan Ruth

Director of Development
megan.ruth@nm.com
Office 574-247-6638

 
 Melinda Aven

Melinda Aven, CLU®, RICP®

Field Director
Office 574-247-6665

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 Nathanael Hamil

Nathanael Hamil, MBA

Field Director
Mobile 574-247-6636
Mobile 260-804-2544

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