I have been part of the financial services industry for the majority of my life. My father was a CPA, and of my seven brothers and sisters, five of us are CPAs. My first few years in financial services after college were as a senior auditor for a public accounting firm. I quickly realized I had a passion for working closely with individuals and small business owners, and after extensive due diligence, I found Northwestern Mutual. I have now been a financial advisor for over 25 years. I am a proud graduate of Indiana University (Bloomington) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Associations and Memberships
- President of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Association (2015 2016)
- Member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Member of the Illinois CPA Society
- Member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council
Micky Wright Named President of Financial Representatives Association (FRA)
JULY 2015, MILWAUKEE, WI - Naperville, IL, resident Micky Wright was elected President of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Representatives Association (FRA), headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. FRA is a 12 member field advisory board to Northwestern Mutual. The board oversees 14 16 committees, comprised of 75+ people, who work in the areas of product development, policyowner service, technology, field benefits, and compensation. In addition, the board meets several times a year to address the strategic and tactical issues of the priority list: a working document of intent between the association and Northwestern Mutual.
Micky Wright Attends Forbes Reinventing America Summit 2014 in Chicago
Micky Wright attended the first of its kind summit in Chicago in March 2014. The summit focused on how some of the largest foreign companies to some of the smallest domestic companies are working together to reinvent America and redefine its role in the global economy. Speakers included top executives, elected officials, academics, and entrepeneurs.
Micky Wright and Northwestern Mutual visit Capitol Hill
OCTOBER 12, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a Director on the Board of Northwestern Mutual's Financial Representative Association, Micky Wright, along with other Northwestern Mutual representatives, visited Washington, D.C. They met with representatives from the state of Illinois to provide education on the value of Northwestern Mutual and permanent life insurance. Main points discussed included:
- Insurance products allow Americans to transfer financial risk
- Raising taxes on permanent life insurance would be "penny wise and pound foolish"
- Deferral of tax liability on "inside build-up" is consistent with general taxation principles
Micky Wright Speaks to Thousands at Annual Meeting
JULY 25, 2011 MILWAUKEE, WI - At the 2011 Northwestern Mutual Annual Meeting, Micky Wright spoke to thousands of attendees as a "Pardon the Idea" main stage speaker. He shared how he uses the newest technology to conduct client meetings and maintain his client relationships. Micky served as Chairman of the Northwestern Mutual Field Systems & Technology Committee for 2010-2011 and is regularly asked to speak about how he and his team use technology in their practice.
My wife, Deb, and I live in Naperville with our son, daughter, and four-legged furry youngest child, Mason. We love to travel and try to sail the British Virgin Islands or the Florida Keys every spring. In the summers, you can find us cheering on the Chicago Cubs or enjoying wine while listening to live music at Ravinia or the Naperville Last Fling. During the school year, you will often find us in the bleachers cheering on our water polo and swimming superstar. We also have a new passion for hiking, snow-shoeing, and skiing.
You can find us active in neighborhood organizations, and we are proud sponsors of the annual Saybrook Sharks Boys' Swim Invitational. Deb and I have lived in the Chicago suburbs our entire lives and look forward to the many ways we can give back to our community.