John Stuart Abernethy

Senior Financial Representative


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Professional Specialties 

  • Estate Analysis
  • Business Succession
  • Executive Benefits
  • Retirement Solutions

Professional Designations

  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • Accredited Estate Planning (AEP)



  • National Quality Award (NQA)23 years since 1976
  • National Sales Achievement Award (NSAA) 17 years since 1977
  • Former Life Underwriter of the Year, South Bend Association of Life Underwriters


Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Million Dollar Round Table, Life and Qualifying Member since 1979 
  • National Association of Estate Planners 
  • NML Financial Representatives Association-- Past President


Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 1979.


Degree Major Institution
Bachelor of Science Business Management Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Awards and Recognition


Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying/Life Member 1983-2014

MDRT is the premier association of financial professionals. MDRT status designation is granted for one year and members must apply every year to continue their affiliation with the MDRT


National Quality Award 1976, 1978, 1981, 1983-2010

Award recognizing persistency and performance


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