Management Team

The success of our group can be directly attributed to the high quality of leadership and the strength of our management team. Our goal is to ensure the continued success of our financial representatives by providing the proper guidance and support to help them experience both personal and professional growth.

 
 Brian W McClure

Brian W McClure

Managing Partner
brian.mcclure@nm.com
Office 217-351-9000

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Brian W. McClure, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, CLTC was appointed Managing Partner of Northwestern Mutual's Champaign, Illinois Network Office on January 1, 2008. He looks forward to helping representatives not only find the career, but also develop and grow once in it. If representatives think they may be interested in management, Brian encourages them to check it out. "As financial representatives, we have the opportunity to help people and have a tremendous impact on their lives. That is certainly something to be passionate about. And, if they also have a desire to introduce others to this career and help them grow, they should explore a management opportunity."

His teams in the Champaign network office and Central Illinois district network offices are in a great position. "Our office has such incredible representatives. I've seen firsthand the work they do and their commitment to growing our office. We also have some of the best Managing Directors in the country and a tremendous team of specialists."

McClure has always had a No. 1 supporter in his wife Kelly. "She is such an amazing person. She has believed in me every step of the way." Together, they have three children, Tyler, Anna and Luke.

Brian is not the only McClure who is part of Northwestern Mutual. His father, Chip, is a Client Relations Center Director and his brother, Todd G. McClure, CLU, ChFC, is a Field Director with Northwestern Mutual in Zionsville, Ind. "Having family members in the business is such a plus. Their input and support have truly made a difference in my career."

In his experience, the opportunities that Northwestern Mutual provides are unlimited. "It is such a blessing to be part of Northwestern Mutual. We have developed the systems and resources to handle this new world of financial security. There is no better organization you could choose to help you build your career the right way."

 
 Kurt Matthew Dorner

Kurt Matthew Dorner

Chief Development Officer
Office 217-351-9000

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Kurt, from Champaign-Urbana, is a career-changer who started in Chicago as a Pension Actuary and Benefits Consultant with the Big 8 accounting firm, Touche Ross, Coopers & Lybrand, as well as Towers Perrin. From there, he was the first person hired at a startup IT firm and, over a 10-year period, he played several key roles to help grow the business to a 200 employee, $25,000,000 firm.

Kurt’s Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative in Chicago was integral in introducing Kurt to the Champaign network office. Being from the CU area, Kurt wanted to “return home” and own his own business, and Northwestern Mutual was a great fit. He was a Pacesetter First 40, MDRT, Diamond, Top 10 Network Representative and Bronze, Silver and Gold award winner during his first five years in the business. His role has since migrated to include heading the Champaign office’s benefit consulting firm, SEBS, as well as being the Chief Development Officer, focusing on helping coach and develop financial representatives in their first five years in the business.

Kurt is married to Julie and has three kids – Zach (13), Casey (11) and Aly (9). Kurt and Julie are very active in Champaign, serving on boards and participating in organizations that impact the community in which they live.

 
 Chet Douglas Bandy

Chet Douglas Bandy, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®

Managing Director
Office 309-454-1600 ext 19

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Chet Bandy, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, is a Financial Advisor who started his career with Northwestern Mutual as a College Financial Representative in 2004. As an Intern, Chet achieved the Power of 10 Award and finished in the top ten for the Mike Gish Memorial Award (given to the top producing Financial Representative in the first year upon graduation).

He became a Full-Time Representative in the summer of 2006 after graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Finance. He got off to a fast start, accomplishing the Pacesetter First 40 and Second 60 Awards in his first year. These awards are given to those who write 40 lives in their first 6 months and 60 lives in their second 6 months. Since that time, Chet has written 100 plus Lives and qualified for the New Client Bonus and Life Impact Award on several occasions. He also qualified for the Achievement Award in 2009.

In 2008, he joined the LEAD team and became the College Unit Director in Springfield.  In his role as CUD, Chet recruited 19 college students to the internship and coached 2 of those to a Full-Time contract.

In April 2011, Chet was named Managing Director of the Bloomington/Normal district office.

Chet has made a strong commitment to continuing his education to better serve his clients by completing his CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter), ChFC (Charter Financial Consultant) and CFP® (Certified Financial Planner®) designations.

He feels very blessed not only to have found a career where he can impact people’s lives on a daily basis, but also to be a part of a company as strong and admired as Northwestern Mutual. Because of this passion, he enjoys recruiting, coaching and mentoring Full-Time and College Financial Representatives.

Chet is a member of NAIFA, the Bloomington-Normal Chamber of Commerce neXt Professionals and supports the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Chet married his wife, Shannon, in October of 2009. Shannon is a social worker for The Baby Fold. They live in Bloomington, IL, and attend Eastview Christian Church.  They enjoy University of Illinois athletics, as well as watching movies and listening to music.

 
 Joshua T Waite

Joshua T Waite, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®

Managing Director
Office 309-693-0800

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Josh Waite began his career with Northwestern Mutual as a College Financial Representative in 2002 while attending Bradley University. That year, he finished in the Top 10 of all College FRs. Upon graduation in 2003, Josh won the Mike Gish Memorial Award given to the top producing financial representative in the first year upon graduation. That same year, Josh earned his Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations while qualifying for the Million Dollar Round Table.

On January 1, 2005, Josh became the youngest Managing Director in the Company when he took over the leadership responsibilities of the district office in Peoria, IL. Since then, Josh has grown the office from seven financial representatives to fourteen. In 2006, Josh continued his growth of knowledge and expertise in his field by completing his Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification.

Josh works with a special group of individuals, families and businesses in areas involving education, retirement solutions and estate planning utilizing world-class insurance services and internationally recognized investment products. He maintains his office in Peoria where he is supported by a team of trained professionals who are dedicated to client service.

Josh was born and raised in the Peoria area and now lives in Metamora with his wife, Nikki, their son, Benjamin, and their dog, Bailey.

 
 D. Patrick Scheina

D. Patrick Scheina, CLU®

Managing Director
Office 217-793-3900

My Networks: LinkedIn

Patrick Scheina, CLU®, is a Financial Advisor who began his career with Northwestern Mutual in August of 2003.  Patrick became a College Unit Director in 2005, Recruiting Field Director in 2008 and Managing Director in 2013.

His first year, Patrick qualified for the prestigious Pacesetter First 40 Award (given to Reps who write 40 Lives in their first 6 months). Since that time, he wrote 100 Lives in 2007, and has written 75 Lives and qualified for the Life Impact Award on several occasions. He also qualified for the Achievement Award in 2007.

He has attended Northwestern Mutual’s Fastrack Academy and Leadership Academy I and II.

In 2011, Patrick became a member of the Million Dollar Round Table or MDRT. MDRT members represent the top 1% of the world’s best financial services professionals.

Patrick enjoys being a Financial Advisor and building relationships with his clients.  He gets great satisfaction from helping people make responsible financial decisions that impact their family and financial security.

His core belief about the service he provides to his clients is:  “Begin with an end in mind. Financial security is about the plan, not one particular product. Risk management is the foundation of all sound financial plans. Seek to understand before being understood.”

He also enjoys his role as Managing Director and coaching and mentoring new Financial Representatives.  His goal for the Springfield District Agency is to continue to develop the office into a full financial planning firm and to grow the number of Financial Advisors to 30 by the year 2015.

Patrick was born in Springfield, IL, and raised in Petersburg, IL, where he currently lives with his wife, Angela, and daughter, Kate.  He graduated with a B.S. in Occupational Safety from Illinois State University.  He is a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Rotary and Jaycees.  He enjoys family time, traveling, water recreation and cooking.

 
 Brent Shunk

Brent Shunk, CFP®, CLU®, CLTC

Field Director
Office 217-793-3900

My Networks: LinkedIn

Brent Shunk is an experienced representative with Northwestern Mutual.  He joined the company in 1987 after graduating from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors degree in Economics and became Managing Director of the Springfield office in July 2000. During his career, he has earned numerous industry awards including lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Round Table (2004).

As a Field Director, Brent strives to create a culture of excellence. Since he came to Springfield, Brent's recruiting and development efforts have more than doubled the number of representatives in the office.  Brent strives to develop long-term relationships and provides quality service to both individuals and businesses. His extensive knowledge of life insurance, qualified plans and estate analysis provides expert guidance to clients on their personal retirement and investment strategies.

Brent resides in Rochester, IL, with his wife Susan, and their three children Abby, Alec and Austin.

 
 Todd Wesley Parker

Todd Wesley Parker, CFP®, RICP®, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®

Field Director
Office 217-423-0400

My Networks: LinkedIn

Todd Parker is a career-changer of a non-traditional nature. Todd worked for Archer Daniels Midland Company in Decatur, IL, at their Co-Generation plant for nearly seven years prior to pursing his college education. He first attended Richland Community College before transferring to the University of Illinois, graduating with Honors earning a B.S. in Business/Marketing. While at the University of Illinois, he served in multiple roles for the American Marketing Association including President in his senior year.

 

Todd joined the Champaign network office as a full time Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual immediately following his graduation in May 2010. Todd is a native of Decatur Illinois and the Growth and Development Director for the Northwestern Mutual branch in downtown Decatur; working to develop new financial representatives. In addition to this role, as a Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor he actively works with his current and potential clients in the greater Decatur, IL, area.

 

Todd is married to Kristie and has three children - Natalie, Alex and Anna. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his children in their various sporting interests and having fun with friends. He also enjoys serving as the Vice President for the Central Illinois Estate Planning Council and recently resigned from the board for Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Illinois after serving for 5 years.  He also currently serves on the Executive Board for the Lincoln Trails Council of Boy Scouts of America.  Todd loves making a difference in his community and in the lives of the people he meets.

 
 Adam Joseph Turrell

Adam Joseph Turrell

College Unit Director
Office 815-935-5577

Adam Turrell is a Financial Representative who started his career with Northwestern Mutual as a College Financial Representative in 2011. As an Intern, Adam achieved the Power of 10 Award. He became a Full-Time Representative in 2012 after graduating from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Accounting and a Minor in Finance.

In 2013, he joined the LEAD team and became the College Unit Director for the Champaign and Kankakee Offices. In his role as CUD, he enjoys recruiting, mentoring and also sharing the gift of a Northwestern Mutual career with professionals and students in the community.

Adam is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the Kankakee Regional Young Professionals.

He was born and raised in the Bourbonnais, Illinois, area and currently resides there. He is a huge Chicago sports fan and an avid golfer.

 
 Micah James LeMoine

Micah James LeMoine

College Unit Director
Office 309-693-0800

My Networks: LinkedIn

Micah graduated from Ilinois State University with a bachelor's degree in public relations. He was a scholarship NCAA collegiate athlete for the men's Illinois State tennis team. After graduation he began his career as an acount manager for RedBull, prioir to joining Northwestern Mutual.

 

Erica Delyn Tims

Director of Operations
erica.tims@nm.com
Office 217-363-2910

 

Theresa L Adams

Director of Network Office Supervision
theresa.l.adams@nm.com
Office 217-351-9000

 
 Tina M Davis

Tina M Davis

Director of Training
tina.davis@nm.com
Office 217-351-9000

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