Welcome to Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana

When you're looking for someone to help you manage your financial risk and achieve financial security in today's complex world, you have much to consider.

Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana offers you a powerful combination: the insight and expertise of your individual Financial Representative, plus the technical know-how of financial specialists from a variety of disciplines.

Our Financial Representatives work closely with the Network's trusted specialists in areas such as retirement solutions, estate planning analysis, asset allocation and small business needs analysis.

According to Managing Partner Steven Dugal, "This multi-faceted approach ensures we consider your needs from every perspective. As we say in our mission statement, our goal is to help make clients' financial dreams a reality."

Official Sponsor of the LSU Tigers

Northwestern Mutual is proud to be a Sponsor of the LSU Tigers. Our Northwestern Mutual family is passionate about both Tiger sports and LSU academics. Many of our clients and financial representatives are ardent LSU grads.



Northwestern Mutual Team Commits $250,000 to University of Louisiana- Lafayette

A team of 11 financial representatives from the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, along with the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, recently committed to donating $250,000 to sponsor a sales and research training laboratory for the Department of Marketing and Hospitality at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

 The lab is one component of the comprehensive Professional Sales and Research Program the department plans to launch in the 2012-2013 academic year. The lab facility will be located on the main floor in Moody Hall.

UL alumnus and Northwestern Mutual's Managing Partner Steven Dugal put together the team of donors, most of whom are UL alumni. The team of donors includes Dugal, former Managing Partner Bill Hornsby, Stuart Cestia-Managing Director of the Lafayette office, and financial representatives Paul Nick, Taylor Davis, Stacy Russo Nichols, Bill Cunningham, Kenny Begneaud, Cindy Gunawan, Bill Bowers, and Elizabeth Gessner.

In addition to a 10-year sponsorship of the sales and research lab, the Northwestern Mutual donation will also endow two scholarships for students in the Professional Sales and Research Program.


Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana receives the Office Team Award

Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana won the 2011 Office Team award.  The award is given to the office that has the most Financial Representatives recruited, the best persistency, and the most lives written by its new Financial Representatives.  Steven Dugal, Managing Partner  and Avril Habetz, Director of Training and Development received the award at the 2011 Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, WI. 

Steve Forbes and John Schlifske on
“Econo-ME: Redefining the Rules of Financial Security”

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 markets, and how individuals and business owners must redefine the rules of financial security during times of market volatility. The event was part of a three day, six-city tour and saw over 3,500 attendees. The New Orleans event, which took place at the New Orleans Marriott, had 1,000 in attendance.

Learn More arrow

Freedom . . . Success . . . Financial Independence

Imagine a career that gives you the freedom to be your own boss, set your own hours and decide whom you want to work with on a daily basis.

A career where your income can actually reflect your hard work and effort.

A career that allows you to have a positive impact on people's lives every day.

Make it a reality.

Learn More arrow

Steven Dugal, CLU®, ChFC®, LUTCF

Managing Partner


Northwestern Mutual financial representatives have the opportunity to determine their own financial futures while making an impact on others.

Learn More arrow

Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

Take The First Steplearn more arrow

#1 in the Financial Services Industry

- Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell for Now." Aug 2014

Top Ten Internship for 19 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2015 edition

Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry

- Glassdoor.com's "Best Places to Work" survey, Dec. 2013

Changing Jobs? Your Top 5 Financial Considerations Beyond Salary

Learn how to assess a new job’s benefits, protect your existing assets, efficiently roll over your 401(k), and more in this free white paper. It also includes worksheets for evaluating major insurance benefits.
Download Now

Have You Taken Steps To Help Protect Your Most Valuable Asset?

You insure your home, your car and even your cellphone. What about your paycheck? Watch this short video to learn more.

View Now

How Do You Make Sense of Contradictory Economic Reports?

Unemployment rate, inflation, GPD, earnings—there are so many numbers that can have an influence on the markets, but what’s important? And how do you make sense of them all? In this month’s Ask the Financial Expert column, our experts highlight key numbers and how best to evaluate them.