Management Team

Our business is about relationships, and here at Northwestern Mutual - Greater Chicago, we have a strong management team in place that understands this. They are committed to furthering the development of our financial representatives through training and guidance, so the representatives can establish enduring and solid relationships with their clients.

 Tom Goris Jr

Tom Goris Jr, CLU®, ChFC®

Managing Partner
Office 847-663-7000

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Tom is the Managing Partner at Northwestern Mutual - Greater Chicago. The agency has more than 130 associates serving the greater Chicago area with offices in Lombard, Elgin, Vernon Hills, Skokie in the North Shore and downtown in Chicago's the West Loop.

Tom joined Northwestern Mutual in 1988 and was appointed Managing Partner for the Cornerstone Financial Group in Wisconsin in 1999. In June 2012, Tom was appointed Managing Partner for the Greater Chicago agency,

Tom is active in the community and serves on the Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lake County. Tom and his wife Pam have six children reside in Long Grove.

 Catherine LaPlante-Guin

Catherine LaPlante-Guin

Office 847-663-7068
Mobile 847-769-5702

Catherine LaPlante Guin serves as the Chief Development Officer for Northwestern Mutual - Greater Chicago and Managing Director of the West Loop District office. She has been in the wealth management industry for over 20 years, 17 of which have been spent with Northwestern Mutual. She began her career in leadership at Northwestern Mutual as Director of Recruiting, Training and Development, ensuring that new advisors received the best opportunity for success through comprehensive training and ongoing coaching. Her self-starting leadership skills led her to serve as Managing Director for a District Network Office, where she was responsible for the overall recruiting, growth and development of The LaPlante Group of Northwestern Mutual. As Chief Development Officer for the greater Chicago area, Catherine leads the growth and development efforts and broadening the impact of the wealth advisors through ongoing career development and mentorship. In 2019, Catherine was also appointed to serve as Managing Director for the West Loop District Office.

Before joining Northwestern Mutual - Greater Chicago, Catherine served as Senior Vice President with Bank of America’s Wealth Management company, the US Trust Company, where she led the Midwest Region’s Wealth Management team in building a portfolio of more than $35 billion in assets.

Catherine earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and resides on the North Shore with her husband Joe and their children. She serves on the Neuroscience Leadership Board of Rush University and Hospital, and is active with the Loyola Academy Rowing Parents’ Alumni Association. Through her work at Northwestern Mutual, she is also a supporter of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and their efforts to cure childhood cancer.

 Andrea Roiniotis

Andrea Roiniotis, CFP®, CLU®

Chief Operating Officer
Office 847-663-7177

Andrea Roiniotis graduated from North Central College with a degree in Economics, Finance, and Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. She joined Northwestern Mutual in 2013 as a Financial Planning Associate, she was then promoted to the Director of the Financial Planning Department and later to Chief Operating Officer.


Ryan A Brown

Chief Financial Officer
Office 847-663-7170

Ryan Brown graduated from Baruch College in New York City with a degree in Accounting and Finance. He joined Northwestern Mutual in 2015 in Philadelphia where he served in various roles including: Staff Accountant, Director of Operations, Accounting Manager and Chief Financial Officer. In June 2018, Ryan relocated to Illinois and joined Northwestern Mutual - Greater Chicago as Chief Financial Officer.

 Connie Moroz

Connie Moroz, LCSW

Director of Training
Office 847-663-7199

Connie Moroz graduated from Taylor University with a Bachelors in Social Work, and the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Masters of Social Work. She joined Northwestern Mutual in 2014, and spent 3 years as an Associate Financial Representative and Development Coordinator. After that, she work at an outside coaching firm for on year, and returned to Northwestern Mutual in February 2018, where she joined the Greater Chicago Agency as the Director of Training and Development.

Connie lives in downtown Chicago with her husband Stephen. She enjoys staying active and spending time with family and friends.

 Kim Luhman

Kim Luhman, ChFC®, CLU®

Director of Internship Development
Mobile 847-663-7029

Kim graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 with a degree in Finance. She then began her career at Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Advisor. In 2016, Kim took on the role of a College Unit Director and enjoyed being part of the internship program. As a result, in 2018, Kim was appointed as the Director of Internship Development where she is committed to growing and developing the internship program.

Kim lives in Gurnee with her husband Adam and bulldog Pickles. She enjoys spending time outside, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.


Jennifer K Bielfeldt, B.A., MBA

Director of Operations
Office 847-663-7186

Jennifer began her career with Northwestern Mutual 9 years ago serving as an Associate Financial Representative in Schaumburg and Skokie. In 2017, she was appointed Director of Operations for Greater Chicago agency. Jennifer received her Bachelors degree in History from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Masters degree in Organization Management from Dominican University. She holds the Series 6 and 63 designations, along with the Illinois Life and Health, and LTC licenses.

Jennifer resides in Chicago with her husband and children.


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