Alumnus of the Month

Michael C. Doolittle

Michael C. Doolittle


February 2018

Michael Doolittle is the Chief Development Officer for the Dodd Network Office of Northwestern Mutual in Syracuse, N.Y. As part of the leadership team, he is committed to furthering the development of financial representatives through training and guidance. The goal for the firm’s advisors is to establish solid and enduring relationships with clients in order to better serve their individual needs.

Mike believes that all advisors should strive for continuing education to be better at their craft.  One of the many programs he has helped create for his firm is the Elevate your Foundation Campaign which helps advisors understand what their focus should be on professional designations such as CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, etc. He continues to partner with The American College to provide review courses for the firm and guidance in this area. The promotion of these designations he feels better equips the advisors to serve their clients at the highest level.
As a financial representative, Mike is poised to work with business owners and families to create a personalized financial plan reflecting the client’s values and hopes for the future. He addresses a wide range of services including business continuation, succession planning, risk management, financial planning, education funding, retirement and estate planning, and trust services, to name a few.

Mike joined Northwestern Mutual in 2008 as a technology coach. He then assumed the position of Director of Training & Development. He became the Dodd agency’s Development Officer in 2012 and assumed his current position in 2014. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Mike worked for an independent broker dealer on the trading desk for the advisory services department.

Mike graduated from Ithaca College in 2005 with a BS in Finance and a minor in Economics. He has earned Series 7 and Series 63 licenses in the state of New York, and is a certified trainer. He holds professional designations from The American College of Financial Services including the Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), the Chartered Leadership Fellow® (CLF®), and Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®).

Mike serves on the board of the Financial Planning Association of Central New York as Treasurer.  In addition to his professional interests, Mike is very involved in his community as a high school volleyball coach, board member of FM Little League and camp instructor. He is an Eagle Scout and still enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.