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Northwestern Mutual Director of Diversity and Inclusion Receives The Network Journal's "40 Under Forty" Award

MILWAUKEE, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Network Journal, the premier magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small business owners, has named Raymone Jackson, CLU®, FLMI, ACS, Director, Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern Mutual, a recipient of its 19th Annual "40 Under Forty" Achievers Award. Jackson will be honored at the awards dinner in New York City and featured on the cover of The Network Journal's summer 2016 issue.

Raymone Jackson, director of diversity and inclusion for Northwestern Mutual, is a 2016 recipient of The Network Journal's "40 Under Forty" Award.

"As we celebrate the 19th anniversary of our '40 Under Forty' Achievers awards, The Network Journal cherishes its role in recognizing up-and-coming African-American men and women who show promise and commitment in their careers, and as a facilitator to showcase the talents of these professionals to our vast network of corporate affiliations," said Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, Publisher of The Network Journal.

Created in 1997 to recognize young African-American professionals committed to the development of their professions as well as their communities, the competition for the "40 Under Forty" Achievement Awards has intensified. Each year the number of entries has increased, and the achievements of the entrants more impressive than the last. Past winners include professionals from such companies as Hugo Boss, Morgan Stanley, BET Networks, The Nielsen Company, Estée Lauder Cosmetics, Macy's Inc. and many more.

"Raymone's impact on our diversity outreach and efforts has been unparalleled. We're proud of his accomplishments," said Jo Eisenhart, senior vice president of human resources for Northwestern Mutual. "His strategic approach to breaking down barriers regardless of age, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation has made him an asset to the company and to the community at large. We celebrate him through this honor."

In addition to his career at Northwestern Mutual, Raymone is active in the community supporting many non-profit organizations focused on the empowerment and development of young people. He is also involved in commercial real estate development, specializing in affordable, multi-family housing.

"It's an honor to receive the '40 Under Forty' Achievers Award, an honor I don't take lightly," said Raymone Jackson. "I strive to create an environment where all individuals feel highly valued and are actively engaged, making sure every one of Northwestern Mutual's diversity initiatives has a positive impact on our community and a long-lasting effect on the world around us."

About The Network Journal
Founded in 1993, The Network Journal (TNJ) is the premier quarterly magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small-business owners. Engaging more than 98,325 readers, TNJ is dedicated to connecting, empowering and inspiring this market segment by providing news and commentaries on issues that affect the growth of businesses and the advancement of professionals in the workplace. Along with featuring successful entrepreneurs and professionals who offer insights on business and career building strategies, TNJ highlights trends in key industries, providing information on valuable resources in the corporate, government, and not-for-profit sectors. Each issue of TNJ includes articles on finance and economy, career, management, healthcare, science and technology, reviews of the hottest automobiles in the industry and features about executives on the move.

About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. Our financial representatives build relationships with clients through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution. With $238.5 billion in assets, $27.9 billion in revenues and more than $1.6 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.4 million people who rely on us for insurance and investment solutions, including life, disability income and long-term care insurance; annuities; trust services; mutual funds; and investment advisory products and services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 100 on the 2016 FORTUNE 500, and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2016.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, life insurance with long-term care benefits, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company (NMWMC), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC).

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