August 2019 Alumnus - Timothy E. Radden, CLU®, ChFC®, CLTC®, AEP®
Wealth Management Advisor
Northwestern Mutual

Timothy E. Radden is a Wealth Management Advisor of 42 years with Northwestern Mutual in Phoenix, AZ. The first African-American Advisor to be contracted with Northwestern Mutual, Mr. Radden holds multiple professional designations including Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), Certified in Long-Term Care® (CLTC®), Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®), and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) from The American College of Financial Services and is a frequent guest lecturer as an expert on wealth management and financial wellness. He is a Northwestern Mutual Government Relations Delegate who meets with elected officials to educate and influence them on how our industry offers a solution to the country’s financial security challenges.

As a thought leader and mentor, Mr. Radden co-founded the Conference of African-American Financial Professionals (CAAFP) in 2005 to help elevate the standards and the standing of black financial practitioners across the country. In 1991 he founded Radden Education Institute (REI) which provides financial literacy and guidance to medical education associations and to graduates of prestigious medical schools and teaching hospitals throughout the United States. REI coordinates complimentary financial planning to physicians in residency, fellowship as well as those who are in practice. REI also provides strategic and tactical training for financial advisors servicing physicians’ financial security and business and estate planning needs. Mr. Radden regularly mentors more than 100 financial advisors nationwide to provide a level of support not generally available elsewhere.

As a nationwide civic leader, Mr. Radden currently serves as a National Trustee of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and is President of the University Club of Phoenix. He has also been an active board member or officer of numerous organizations in Arizona including American Red Cross, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors [NAIFA] – State President of Physicians Nationwide, President of Arizona State University Foundation, and the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Radden resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife and family. He enjoys international travel as well as hosting local cultural events with his clients, family, and professional network to strengthen existing relationships and foster new business growth in his community. He is the author of Take it to the Next Level – a five book series of solutions to financial issues of life, business, estate planning, divorce and retirement.

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March 2019
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February 2019
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January 2019
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December 2018
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June 2018
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May 2018
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April 2018
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March 2018
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February 2018
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