Benjamin Paul Richard, CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Representative


 Ben Richard has been with the Northwestern Mutual-Lafayette Office since 2006. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. Starting as a financial representative, Ben was promoted to management in 2009 when he became a College Unit Director. During this role, he expanded his personal practice while mentoring and recruiting students from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. In 2013, Ben was promoted again to being the Field Director/Growth Development Director for the Lafayette Office. As a Field Director and mentor, Ben helps to build and grow his integrated personal practice while developing and training financial representatives through their startup years. Ben specializes in helping sucessful business owners, medical professionals, and retirees achieve financial security.

Awards & Recognition

  • New Financial Representative Awards (Bronze, Gold, Silver, & Platinum) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010


Ben has earned his CLU® and ChFC® designations.

  • The Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) is a professional designation representing completion of a comprehensive course consisting of financial education, examinations and practical experience. Those who earn the designation are understood to be knowledgeable in financial matters and to have the ability to provide sound advice.
  • Since 1927, the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation has long been recognized as the fundamental and foremost educational credential for life insurance professionals. The designation helps individuals build a successful life insurance practice by providing clients with knowledgeable and ethical advice. For financial representatives, the CLU® designation symbolizes continuing growth and commitment to professionalism.


Ben is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). NAIFA is the only organization serving and representing insurance and financial advisors regardless of the products they sell or focus of their practice. NAIFA is focused to protect your business, help you grow your business, and promote ethical business conduct. NAIFA's mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.


Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 2006.


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