Nicole E Stokes, CLTC®, CLU®, ChFC®, M.A., RICP®

Managing Director


Nicole's unique gift is connecting her client's goals to a meaningful action plan. Her business background is extensive and diverse, including the New Tampa office as a Managing Director, the West Shore office as the District Director, teaching at the collegiate level, and being a leader of a unique non-profit enterprise. Nicole earned her M.A. and her B.A. from the University of South Florida and her CLU®, ChFC®, and CLTC®, from the American College.

speaking engagement

During the seven years of Nicole's career at Northwestern Mutual she has been elevated to the Managing Director position and has been an award year recipient each year. Additionally, she has earned other numerour accolades including: Pacesetter 40, Pacesetter 60, life impact award, achievement award, and leadership growth award. She was a featured national speaker at the Northwestern Mutual Women Connect Symposium, the managing director annual conference, and recently was a contributor in Pregnancy Magazine, and the Business Journal. She was also a featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show, Mom Talk.

Nicole was the recipient of the 30 under 30 award as well as the University of South Florida's Division of Diversity 2007 Women's leadership award.

Nicole was also the 2011 recipient of the Business Journal's Best in the Biz award and was nominated by Business Buddies for the 2011 Best in the Business Award. She continued her successful year by serving as the "Next Steps" Event Chair for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

She would go on to receive the Youth Inspiration Award in 2012 from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.

She has also received the Bronze Award (2011-2012), Silver Award (2012-2013), Gold Award (2013-2014) for Northwestern Mutual.

In 2015, she was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year Awards.

Nicole went full circle in 2017 and received the Business Journal's Best in the Biz award, again.

Most recently in 2018, Nicole was honored as one of twenty-seven women for the prestigous Business Woman of the Year Award presented by the Business Journal.

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Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 2011.

Awards and Recognition


National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award 2013-2015

Award recognizing commitment to excellence in service to clients and industry


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