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NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL NAMES KIMBERLEY CREWS GOODE
VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
BRINGS WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO FINANCIAL SECURITY FIRM
MILWAUKEE, WI, MARCH 31, 2008 – With more than 20 years of experience in corporate
communications and a strong financial services background, Kimberley Crews Goode has been
named to lead the communications department of Northwestern Mutual as vice president -
communications, effective March 31. She was also named an executive officer of the company.
Goode, a native Midwesterner, has held corporate communications leadership positions at
a number of companies, serving as vice president of worldwide communications for Kellogg
Company in Battle Creek, Mich., vice president of global communications for Prudential
Financial and director of communication for American Express in New York. Most recently,
Goode served as vice president of corporate communications for Visteon Corporation, a $10
billion automotive supplier in southeast Michigan, where she was responsible for the company's
global internal and external communications strategy.
"Kimberley's depth of experience, combined with her knowledge of the financial services
industry, make her well-qualified to lead the communications department and tell our unique
company story to our stakeholders and constituents," said Marcia Rimai, executive vice president
and chief administrative officer of the company.
Goode has earned numerous awards from industry organizations, including Women in
Communication, Inc., and the International Association of Business Communicators, whose New
Jersey chapter named her Communicator of the Year in 2003. She also earned an Outstanding
Women in Marketing and Communications Award from Ebony magazine in 2002.
She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and a
member of the board of trustees for the Arthur W. Page Society, one of the world's foremost
professional associations for senior public relations and corporate communications executives.
Goode and her family will relocate to the Milwaukee area from Ann Arbor, Mich.
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The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (Northwestern
Mutual) has been helping policyowners and clients achieve financial security for more than 150
years. The company is an industry leader, with more than $1 trillion of life insurance protection in
force, and maintains the highest available ratings for insurance financial strength from all four
major rating agencies: Standard & Poor's, Fitch Ratings, A. M. Best and Moody’s.
For 25 years, a FORTUNE magazine survey has named Northwestern Mutual “America’s
Most Admired” company in the life/health insurance industry. Further information on
Northwestern Mutual, its subsidiaries and affiliates can be found at: www.nmfn.com.