Pacesetter honors financial advisors who set 40 clients on the path to achieving financial security during their first six months in the business through the issuance of life, disability and long term care insurance policies, as well as meeting additional thresholds of performance.

Williams joined the Northwestern Mutual-Clayton network office and its Chesterfield location in 2020 after a career in automotive and retail sales.

“Courtney is extremely passionate about serving others, and puts their needs before his own in everything he does. His attitude towards life is one of continued courage and a desire to be the best. Courtney is a great example of what is possible when you are willing to put in the work,” said Scott Niekamp, a wealth & business planning advisor with Northwestern Mutual and a mentor to Williams.

“Courtney is an incredibly talented young advisor who is very client focused. He is a pleasure to have in our firm and at this early stage is setting records,” said Jim Zara, managing director of Northwestern Mutual-Chesterfield. “Both our firm and his clients are fortunate to have him.”

In addition to his professional background, Williams created the Living With CP Foundation, a nonprofit to help improve the lives of those with cerebral palsy. A native of St. Louis, he received a certificate from Ranken Technical College in Automotive Technology and also played semi-professional basketball. Williams and his family currently reside in Creve Coeur, MO.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a holistic planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what’s most important. With $308.8 billion in total assets, $31.1 billion in revenues, and $2 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.75 million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. The company manages more than $200 billion of investments owned by its clients and held or managed through its wealth management and investment services businesses. Northwestern Mutual ranks 90 on the 2021 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2021.

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. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (investment brokerage services), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (investment advisory and services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).