Stephen M Thompson, CLU®

Financial Advisor


After graduation from The Pennsylvania State University in 2005, Steve worked in the transportation industry. After three years, he decided to make a career change to a field where he could have an impact on other people’s lives. Steve affiliated himself with Northwestern Mutual in 2008. Northwestern Mutual aligns with Steve’s values of courage, commitment, and relationships.

Steve strives everyday to help people realize what is possible for their families and their future.  He attributes his success to taking the time to getting to know his clients and what is important to them before making recommendations.  Steve gets most excited when he has the chance to work with families, professionals, and business owners who are motivated to making the right choices today to create a secure financial future.

Career Achievements

During Steve’s first calendar year with Northwestern Mutual, he achieved the Pacesetter 40 award and finished in the Top 50 in new clients in the Eastern Region. Steve was also recognized in December of 2009 by The Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal as a “Top 20 under 40” business professional.   In his first four years of business, Steve acquired the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum recognition for new financial representatives with Northwestern Mutual.

In 2010, he took on the role of College Unit Director for Northwestern Mutual, helping to mentor and develop college interns. In 2012 he was appointed to the role of Recruiting Field Director, where he introduces college graduates and recent career changers to a career at Northwestern Mutual- Eastern Pennsylvania, and helps mentor and develop newly hired Financial Representatives.  Also in 2012 for the Eastern Regional Year, Steve attained the Field Director Leader award in his category.

Northwestern Mutual-Eastern Pennsylvania awards a recipient each year with the Brian H. Early Leadership Award.  This award recognizes significant leadership contributions made on behalf of the Network Office during the previous calendar year. It is designed to recognize the efforts of one person who stood out because of his or her tireless commitment to improving the Network Office and Northwestern Mutual through excellence and the professional development of themselves and of their colleagues.  Steve was honored with this award for the 2012 calendar year.

In 2013, Steve achieved recognition from Northwestern Mutual as a Certified Coach by mastering the art and science of the Breakthrough Coaching process.  Belief in this process has lead to many solid relationships in Steve's office through the use of Breakthrough Coaching.

In 2014, Steve was awarded with the NAIFA Quality Award.  This prestigious award is an indicator of the quality service that he has continuously provided to his clients.  Steve also became a Certified Trainer for Northwestern Mutual- Eastern Pennsylvania.  This program is designed to help establish and maintain training standards, develop consistent learning experiences, and engage learners in the effective application of the knowledge they acquire.

Associations and Memberships

Steve is the Vice President and President Elect of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) where he previously served as the Young Advisor Team (YAT) Chairman.  NAIFA's mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of our members.  In the 2012-2013 calendar year, Steve was awarded as NAIFA-NEPA Manager of the Year.

In 2015, Steve became a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.  Steve enjoys educating elementary school students in the building blocks of financial literacy.  Steve is also a member of the Penn State Alumni Association, The Penn State Club of Wyoming Valley, and the Penn State Golden Lion Society. He is also a member of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce.

Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 2008.


Degree Major Institution
Bachelor of Science Economics The Pennsylvania State University
Minor Entrepreneurship and Leadership The Pennsylvania State University

Awards and Recognition


National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award 2012-2015

Award recognizing commitment to excellence in service to clients and industry


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