MBA alumnus McDowell named CFO of The Washington Group of Northwestern Mutual


June 19, 2012

Matthew McDowell, a 2011 alumnus of Marquette Business’ Graduate School of Management, has been named CFO of The Washington Group of Northwestern Mutual, based in McLean, Va.

Most recently, McDowell served in a full-time position as a regional financial consultant to Northwestern Mutual at its corporate headquarters in Milwaukee. In this role, he worked with Northwestern Mutual managing partners across the country on early productivity, financial management and operations.

In 2005, McDowell began his career with Northwestern Mutual as the investment operations manager with the Brase Financial Group in Kansas City before assuming supervisory responsibilities and, ultimately, taking over financial operations as well as coaching new financial representatives.

McDowell then worked in corporate finance outside of Northwestern Mutual before he headed back to the financial-security company in Milwaukee.

As CFO of The Washington Group, McDowell heads up the firm's financial matters, and he also plays a key role in short- and long-term strategic planning.

The Washington Post profiled McDowell on June 12, 2012.