The Qualy Group of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network has seven offices in Missouri and Illinois. Front row, from left: managing director Steve Gross; managing partner John Qualy, CLU; managing director Gerard Hempstead, CLU, ChFC, CFP, CPA. Back row: managing director Brett Gilliland; chief development officer Matt Plocher, CLU, ChFC; managing director David Hahs, CLU, ChFC; managing director Chris Lowery, CLU, ChFC, CPA; and managing director Brian Schmuke. Photo by Jason Mueller