John C Dawson

Managing Director


John Dawson grew up in Morocco, IN. Active in 4-H, he spent a year as the President of the local club while working on his family’s farming operation. He graduated from Culver Military Academy as the top ranked military officer, swim team captain and was honored by faculty and staff as the top overall student. In 2007, John earned degrees in Economics and Psychology from Purdue University while serving as the Chairman of two student organizations.

A NAIFA Quality Award recipient, John began his career with Northwestern Mutual in 2007 and has achieved Million Dollar Roundtable qualifying member (2013, and 2016). With a focus on education, development and mastery, he earned the CLU® and ChFC® designations through the American College. His team assists clients in developing a holistic financial plan with an emphasis on risk management and wealth accumulation.

The practice serves families and business in all stages of maturation who think big, care about others, and have a relentless focus on personal, professional, and financial growth. As a result of their focus on client service, John Dawson's team has grown entirely through repeat business and referrals from existing clients. In 2014, John was appointed as a Manager Director for Northwestern Mutual. In this capacity, his team balances the responsibilities of serving their distinguished clientele as well as overseeing the recruitment and training of new financial professionals for the firm.

John and his wife Gretchen, also a graduate of Purdue University, married in September of 2010. Gretchen is employed by Franciscan Health in Crown Point as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. They attend Church of the Four Season’s Methodist. Their faith, relationship, and children (Lucy and Jack) are their highest priorities.

Family photo
Photo with wife

John is an active member of:

  • Church of the Four Seasons Methodist, Finance Committee Chairman
  • Indiana Angus Association
  • Purdue Alumni Association, Life Member

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