Darin Buford Named Director for Northwestern Mutual – Chicago
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Chicago-based financial advisor leads team as a College Unit Director

CHICAGO - illiNews -- Darin A. Buford, will take his love for coaching and educating to a new level as Northwestern Mutual – Chicago's newest College Unit Director. As a financial representative, the former collegiate athlete and educator coaches clients to develop a game plan to achieve financial security. As a College Unit Director, he will coach and lead a team of college financial representatives who are participating in the firm's nationally top-rated internship program1.

"Darin has made great contributions to the internship program through recruiting, mentoring and coaching our college representatives," said Toby Eng, District Director of Northwestern Mutual – Chicago. "He's very passionate about giving young professionals the opportunity to have a great internship experience," he added.

"Our internship is like none other," said Buford. "It allows college students to test-drive a full-time career of a financial representative while taking advantage of a highly respected college program," he added.

Northwestern Mutual is the only company to be recognized in the top 10 for 21 straight years (1997-2017) by Vault Guide to Internships, and in 2019 ranked #5 for Career Development

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During his college career, Buford played football for Baker University in Kansas and was a student coach at the University of Central Missouri before pursuing a career as a special education teacher. In 2015, he joined Northwestern Mutual in the company's Leawood, Kansas office. In 2018, he relocated and joined Northwestern Mutual-Chicago.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from the University of Central Missouri.

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. Further information on the firm can be found at http://chicago.nm.com

1 Northwestern Mutual ranks #4 overall across all industries on the Vault's Top 50 Internships for 2017.

Karen Spillers

Source: Northwestern Mutual - Chicago
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