Northwestern Mutual’s Evan Hammond selected as Charleston Regional Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 honoree

August 17, 2021

Evan Hammond, a financial advisor and field director of Northwestern Mutual’s Charleston office, was selected as a 2021 honoree of the Charleston Regional Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 recognition. The annual award recognizes the professional success and community involvement of 40 professionals under the age of 40 who are making their mark on the region.

“Evan is a strong leader and is passionate about helping Charleston families and local business owners plan for retirement, prepare for unexpected setbacks and take control of finances to easily navigate major life events,” said Chrys Kanos, managing director of Northwestern Mutual’s Charleston office. “He deserves to be recognized among the other smart, talented and young leaders included in this year’s Forty Under 40 class.”

Hammond, a graduate of Wofford College, started his career with Northwestern Mutual in January of 2017 as a college intern and transitioned into an advisor role in January of 2018. He has held numerous leadership roles at Northwestern Mutual, such as college unit director, where he successfully led the Charleston office’s internship program. He later become the office’s growth & development director, where he spearheaded recruiting efforts and the development of new advisors. Currently, Hammond spends his time mentoring and building a team as a field director, while also serving his clients as a financial advisor.

Hammond was named Northwestern Mutual’s Representative of the Year in 2018 across South Carolina and North Carolina. As a consistent top-performing advisor, he was a speaker at Northwestern Mutual’s 2021 company-wide Annual Meeting in Milwaukee and was invited to be part of the exclusive LEAD program, an honor offered to the top financial advisors in Northwestern Mutual.
A member of the United States Army Reserve, Hammond joined the 1182nd Deployment & Distribution Support Battalion (DDSB) in Charleston and was commissioned as an officer in May of 2017. He has since been promoted to first lieutenant and received several recognitions and honors in his unit. He also serves as the Battalion Safety Officer and works jointly with other officers to plan all operations and exercises for the 1182nd DDSB.

Hammond and the other 2021 Forty Under 40 honorees will be recognized during a special event and award ceremony on September 30 during the 24th anniversary of the Charleston Regional Business awards program, which is presented this year by the College of Charleston School of Business Master of Business Administration and sponsored by the Charleston Gaillard Center.


About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a holistic planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what’s most important. With $308.8 billion in total assets, $31.1 billion in revenues, and $2 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.75 million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. The company manages more than $200 billion of investments owned by its clients and held or managed through its wealth management and investment services businesses. Northwestern Mutual ranks 90 on the 2021 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2021.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (investment brokerage services), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (investment advisory and services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).