Office Profile

Kate Kane, Managing Director of the Springfield office of Northwestern Mutual, did not plan on a career at Northwestern Mutual when she joined the company more than 20 years ago.

She had just graduated cum laude from Vassar with a degree in English. Her plan was to stay long enough to earn money for graduate school. But, as Kate Kane will tell you, she got caught up in that great stream of tradition that is the history of Northwestern Mutual: a history of honesty, integrity and trust. Inspired, she changed her career path, but continued to pursue her passion for learning and sharing knowledge, for which a career at Northwestern Mutual was ideally suited.

Kate Kane rose through the ranks, building her expertise in the areas of leadership, recruiting and guiding clients to find financial solutions for their personal and business needs. In 2003, she was promoted to Managing Director, and in 2006, she was asked to head The Springfield Group.

Knowing that the residents of Western Massachusetts have supported Northwestern Mutual's local presence for more than 100 years, Kate Kane felt a strong responsibility to give back by being involved in the community. She also had a strong commitment to meet the needs and expectations of clients and to attract and retain high-quality representatives. To keep the Springfield office of Northwestern Mutual focused on these diverse but connected missions, Kate Kane created a culture within The Springfield office to embrace three core values: generosity, abundance and personal responsibility.

My vision is of an open hand, not grasping and clenched to try to hold on to everything, but open to give the gift of personal choice and to accept back the gift of commitment and loyalty.

It is a vision that serves Western Massachusetts and Northwestern Mutual - Springfield well.

Network Office:

Jeffrey Zuzolo

Managing Partner

29 S Main St Ste 201
West Hartford, CT 06107-2454
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Kathleen Mary Kane

Managing Director


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