Robert O. Smith, J.D., CLU, ChFC, LIC
Robert O. Smith is the Estate and Business Planning Specialist with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Western Michigan Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a former Assistant Director of the Advanced Marketing Department for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, a former president of the Financial Representatives Association of Northwestern Mutual Life, and a former president of the Western Michigan Estate Planning Council. Mr. Smith is also former president of the Michigan Association of Life Insurance Counselors, a former Director for the American Society of Financial Services Professionals and former president of the Society’s Western Michigan Chapter.
Mr. Smith is a past president of NAIFA-Michigan and was elected NAIFA Secretary in September 2010, NAIFA President-Elect in September 2011, and is set to take the presidency this September at the NAIFA 2012 Career Conference & Annual Meeting. He has been a national speaker on estate planning and executive benefits topics, and is a former instructor for the School of Advanced Studies for the American Society of Financial Services Professionals. Mr. Smith is also a former instructor for the Advanced Planning and Advanced Sales Consultant Academies for the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. He is a member of AALU, and a qualifying and life member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Mr. Smith received the Distinguished Service Award from NAIFA-Grand Rapids in 2003, and the Marvin E. Muilenberg Distinguished Service Award from NAIFA-Michigan in 2008.