Office Profile

Expert financial guidance for businesses and individuals in Middle and East Tennessee

Through our trusted Financial Representatives and network of specialists, Northwestern Mutual offers a range of financial solutions to businesses and individuals in Middle and East Tennessee, Southwestern Virginia and Northern Georgia, including:

  • Life insurance, disability insurance and long-term care insurance
  • Investment products and services
  • Employee and executive benefit programs
  • Estate and Business needs analysis
  • Education funding
  • Retirement funding
  • Immediate and deferred annuities

Our professional expertise

The Northwestern Mutual of the Middle and East Tennessee Offices  includes 140 full-time Financial Representatives -- including industry specialists who focus exclusively on specific financial or insurance services --  and more than 100 management and administrative staff. Please go to the Associates page to view the web sites of our Specialists.

Many of our Financial Representatives have earned professional credentials such as the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations, as well as the Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) certification.*

The life insurance operation in Middle and East Tennessee is in the top 20% nationwide** , with more than $22 billion of life insurance sold.

With offices in Nashville, Franklin, Green Hills, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities, the organization serves more than 53,000 clients. Because we live and work in your community, we understand the issues you face and the local economy in which your business operates.

Member, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Member, Better Business Bureau

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.



District Network Offices:

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

Managing Director

110 Triplett Ln
Knoxville, TN 37922-3415
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Nathan Jenkins

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

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

1639 Medical Center Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37129-2593
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Matthew A Self, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, CASL®, RICP®

Managing Director

1600 Division St Ste 400
Nashville, TN 37203-2747
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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

Charles R Pruett, CLU®

Managing Partner


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