Office Profile

Chad Dowdy was appointed Managing Director of Northwestern Mutual's Columbia, SC office in 2007. Chad began his career with Northwestern Mutual as a college intern in the fall semester of 2002 while attending the University of South Carolina. After graduation, Chad was appointed College Unit Director for the Columbia office.

"Participating in the Northwstern Mutual Internship Program provided me a great opportunity to establish momentum in my career and allowed me to fastrack my professional development in the financial services industry."  S. Chad Dowdy 

Chad successfully grew the Internship Program in Columbia to one of the top in the country before accepting the role of Managing Director. Today, Northwestern Mutual in Columbia is one of the most attractive opportunities in the country for both college interns and full time financial representatives to begin a career in the financial services business. We continue to be a driving force in business, and a positive impact on our local community.

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Richard Worrell, CFP®, CLU®

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Charlotte, NC 28211-3508
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Chad Dowdy, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CLTC®

Managing Director


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#1 in the Financial Services Industry

- Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell for Now." October 2016

Top Ten Internship for 22 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2018 edition

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