Alumnus of the Month

Michael E. Pritzl

Michael E. Pritzl


October 2011

The American College is pleased to recognize Michael Pritzl as the October 2011 Alumnus of the Month.

Mike is the Vice President of Leadership Development in the Agency Department for Northwestern Mutual. Appointed to this position December 1, 2008, Mike is responsible for building and expanding the field leadership infrastructure within the network to support the company’s tremendous growth of new financial representatives.  He oversees all aspects of Leadership Development which encompasses Leadership University and related academies, ELP, LDP, and LDGP, as well as the start-up programs for College Unit Directors, Recruiting Field Directors, and Managing Directors.  He also serves a special role as liaison for all Managing Directors and the Managing Directors system, as well as being the NAIFA liaison for the Company.

Mike joined Northwestern Mutual in January of 1982 as a financial representative in the Sheboygan, WI, District Office.  He qualified for MDRT numerous times, earning his last qualifying membership in 2008 before joining the Home Office.  He was named Managing Director in Sheboygan on June 1, 1996.   During his tenure as Managing Director, the Sheboygan District Network Office grew from four financial representatives to 13 financial representatives.

Mike was a winner of the Managing Directors Achievement Award, both as the leader and as runner-up, in his market opportunity category over the years.  Mike became involved with the Managing Directors Association as Secretary/Treasurer in July of 2000 and served as its President during the 2006–2007 Awards Year.

In Sheboygan, Mike served as President of the Sheboygan NAIFA chapter, President of the Sheboygan County Estate Planning Council, and headed up the Insurance and Financial Divisions for the annual Sheboygan United Way fund drive.  He was also active in the Sheboygan Rotary Club, served on the Board of the Lakeland College Economic Development Center, and served as Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Calumet Area Community Health Foundation while living in Kiel.

For his dedication to the College, industry and community we are proud to honor Michael Pritzl, CLU®, CLF® as the October 2011 Alumnus of the Month.