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Loren Hsiao, CLU® Named to Aggie 100 List for second year in a row

We are so proud of Northwestern Mutual - Allen's Managing Director Loren Hsiao, CLU®, for the honor of leading this office to the number 12 spot on the 2012 Aggie 100, honoring the fastest growing companies in the world, owned or operated by Texas A&M University former students. Northwestern Mutual - Allen was also recognized in the Aggie 2011 top 100 last year at number 31.

Not only did Northwestern Mutual - Allen break the top 20 in the Aggie 100 list, but it is also the second highest ranked Aggie-owned business in the DFW area.

The awards program, sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M, is a significant accomplishment, according to Dr. Richard H. Lester, executive director of the center.

“Aggies have paved roads to success across industries and business sectors, as well as across generations,” he said. “Aggie leaders have proven time and time again that even in tough economic times, solid business ideas, tenacity and hard work pays off.”

To be considered for the honor, businesses had to meet the following criteria:

- in business for five years or more as of June 30, 2012

-verifiable revenues of $250,000 or more for calendar year 2009

-Operations consistent with the Aggie Code of Honor

-a Texas A&M University student or group of former students must have owned 50% of the company from 2009-2011, or

-former Texas A&M student must have founded the company and been active as a senior management team member from 2009-2011.

To celebrate the honor, the award recipients were recognized at a formal lunch at the Zone Club on the Texas A&M campus in late October. More than 650 people attended the event.

Sharon Garrett awarded Commitment to Excellence Award

Sharon Garrett, Associate Financial Representative to Loren Hsiao, CLU®, was recently awarded the Commitment to Excellence Award by Northwestern Mutual. She has been with Northwestern Mutual for 10 years and was recognized at the company's Annual Meeting held in Milwaukee, WI for her commitment to excellence in supporting and helping financial representatives achieve success throughout the year.

"Sharon is such an asset to our organization because of her knowledge and heart to serve the clients," said Hsiao, Managing Director with Northwestern Mutual - Allen. "She has a real love for helping families protect and preserve their financial lives, which is what we are all about."

Pictured left-to-right are Loren Hsiao, CLU®; Sharon Garrett; Tait Cruse, CLU® , Managing Partner for Northwestern Mutual  - Dallas


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