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Northwestern Mutual’s Kamilah Williams-Kemp Named to Black Enterprise’s “Most Powerful Women in Business” List

MILWAUKEE — March 15, 2019 — Black Enterprise, the leading business, investing and wealth-building magazine for African-Americans, has selected Kamilah Williams-Kemp, vice president of new business for Northwestern Mutual, as one of its 2019 Most Powerful Women in Business. This is the second time Kamilah has been honored with this award, having first received it in 2017. 

The award recognizes 136 of the country’s highest-ranking and most influential female African-American executives in corporate America.

Kamilah received the accolade for her work as President and CEO of the Northwestern Long Term Care Company. In this role, she excelled as a strategic and innovative industry thought leader for caregiving and financial security.  Since 2015, Kamilah led the long-term care product vision and strategy, managed product line performance and oversaw long-term care operations for the company. She was recently named to her current role in February.

"Kamilah leads by example with her constant pursuit for excellence. She is an invaluable champion and driver of our company’s diversity and inclusion commitments, and she inspires colleagues of all backgrounds to bring their best authentic selves to work,” said John Grogan, executive vice president, Insurance Products and Client Services at Northwestern Mutual. 

Kamilah joined Northwestern Mutual in 1999 as an underwriter in the Disability Income department and has since held several leadership roles throughout the company.

In 2016 she was recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine and was featured in the Winter 2016/Spring 2017 issue of African American Career World Magazine as a Top African American Business Leader.

See the full list of “Most Powerful Women In Corporate America” here.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach, we empower our clients to make the most of every single day and plan for important moments in their future. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience to help our clients navigate their financial lives every day. With $272.2 billion in assets, $28.5 billion in revenues, and $1.8 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.5 million people who rely on us for life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. The company manages $128 billion of investments owned by our clients and held or managed through our wealth management and investment services businesses. Northwestern Mutual ranks 104 on the 2018 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2019.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) 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) (securities), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).