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  • Answers to the questions you have, and ones you never knew you had



Chuck Pruett, Managing Partner

Chuck Pruett assumed leadership of the Northwestern Mutual operation in Middle and East Tennessee in 2002.  Headquartered in Nashville, he is only the sixth managing partner to lead the organization, which is in its 145th year.

A 22-year veteran of the organization, Pruett joined Northwestern Mutual in 1992 as a financial representative and became managing director of the new Murfreesboro District Network Office in 1995. Under his leadership, the Murfreesboro office became one of the most successful units in the country, ranking as a category leader on both the regional and national levels.

A leader in his field, Pruett earned the insurance industry’s GAMA International 2013 International Management Diamond Award and Master Agency Top 250 Award. He also holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation.

Pruett is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences for Northwestern Mutual, focusing on leadership and strategic management topics. At a national management conference, he shared the dais with best-selling management author Jim Collins, whose books include Built to Last, Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall.

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a B.A. in communications, Pruett served for six years on the MTSU Foundation Board of Trustees.  He received the university's Exemplar Award in 2008 for distinguished lifetime achievement in business and industry and  the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004.

Pruett serves on the Regions Bank advisory board and Jake Locker’s Pass It On Foundation executive board.  He served on the Nashville Symphony Association board of directors for six years, as president of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors for two years, and as 2003 chairman of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville’s Cockrill Chapter Campaign for leadership giving.

This Network Office has been active since 1889.

District Network Offices:

Kevin S Proffitt, CFP®, RICP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CASL®

Managing Director

110 Triplett Ln
Knoxville, TN 37922-3415
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Nathan Jenkins

Managing Director

208 Sunset Dr Ste 401
Johnson City, TN 37604-2517
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Troy A Nunn, CFP®, CLU®

Managing Director

501 Corporate Centre Dr
Franklin, TN 37067-2662
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Michael L Blivens, MBA

Managing Director

1639 Medical Center Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37129-2593
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Robert B Thomas

Managing Director

633 Chestnut St Ste 1100
Chattanooga, TN 37450-1100
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Charles R Pruett, CLU®

Managing Partner


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