College of Business

Chuck Pruett

Chuck Pruett is managing partner of The Pruett Financial Group of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, which offers insurance, investments and employee benefits to businesses and individuals from its offices in Nashville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities.

Pruett joined Northwestern Mutual in 1992 as a financial representative and became managing director of the new Murfreesboro district office in 1995. In 2002, he assumed leadership of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in Nashville, becoming only the sixth managing partner to lead the firm in its 138-year history.

Today, The Pruett Financial Group is Northwestern Mutual’s eighth largest operation in the country, with 124 financial representatives serving more than 50,000 clients.

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a B.A. in communications, Pruett received the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004. He serves on the MTSU Foundation Board of Trustees, the advisory board of Regions Bank and the board of directors of the Nashville Symphony Association.

In support of the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Pruett served as chairman of the 2003 Cockrill Chapter Campaign for leadership giving. He served as president of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors from 1998 to 1999, and also has served on the board of the Murfreesboro Rotary Club.

Pruett and his wife, Marcy, have two children and live in Nashville.

Exemplar Award