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The Bohannon Group was recognized by the Star Tribune and Minnesota Business Magazine on being a Top Workplace and a Top Company to work for. Achieving over $25 billion of life insurance in force and postively impacting over 10,000 lives in 2012 does not happen without an amazing team willing to be others-focused.


At the Bohannon Group, Culture Drives Workplace Success.

Star Tribune’s "Top Workplaces" shines a spotlight on many of Minnesota’s world-class organizations. At The Bohannon Group, a network office of Northwestern Mutual and one of this year’s honorees, Tim Bohannon, Managing Partner, sets the tone from the top by articulating the company’s commitment to employee respect and empowerment. "It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized alongside so many great companies," he said. "We strive to create a culture that promotes healthy attitudes, beliefs, and work styles because the way we act internally directly affects the customer experience, too." The following quotes from recent interviews capture the perspectives of the people who know that culture best: employees at The Bohannon Group.





The Bohannon Group on the steps of Northwestern Mutual's Home Office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 132nd Annual Meeting.

What’s the No. 1 reason your company has earned the distinction as a Top Workplace for 2014?

Without question, it’s our culture. You can feel it when you enter our doors. The authenticity allows me to leave the office every day excited to return because the bonds and relationships are so strong.

- Jordan Hauke, Recruiter

We have a culture of caring, growth, development, and appreciation. We work with our employees to help them realize their impact on our organization.

- Linda Lange, Director of Network Office Development

We believe that people flock together based on attitude, and that is reflected in our offices. Everyone is a leader in some way, and we believe that people who are growing want to help other people develop. Growth and attitude make our culture sing.

- BJ Hellyer, Chief Development Officer

How important is a positive culture to the growth of your company?

Instilling a positive work environment fosters real growth, new ideas, and satisfaction. We select the right players and ensure the environment is one they’re excited to be a part of.

- Michael Brownlow, Financial Advisor and Roadmap Development Director

A positive culture is the ONLY way to grow. Our people take great pride in being a part of an organization where their voices are heard and authenticity is recognized.

- BJ Hellyer


How do you sustain the forward momentum?

The key is building high levels of trust within our organization. Our ability to grow leaders of high integrity and great moral fiber attracts exactly the type of people we want in our organization.

- Jordan Hauke

The only way to move forward is to be highly selective in evaluating candidates and future advisors, applying accountability to those we choose, focusing on each client and advisor’s WHY, and delivering a proven roadmap to mastery for an amazing career.

- Michael Brownlow

We pay close attention to the attitudes of our reps and employees. Our leadership focuses on everyone’s strengths and what each individual brings to the table to complement everyone else’s talents.

- Linda Lange

How is your Top Workplace culture reflected in the community?

The Bohannon Group does a great job of giving back to our community through annual events to raise money for children’s cancer and charity work such as "Feed My Starving Children" and Chad Greenway’s "Lead the Way" foundation. Our culture thrives on giving back.

- Michael Brownlow

People in our organization want to give back! There is an expectation to give back in our community, and because of our positive culture, it’s just a natural element of our organization. It’s who we are.

- Ben Rasanen

The Bohannon Group has a huge impact on local and regional universities and colleges. This year, we recruited 102 interns from 29 universities to take part in our acclaimed "Top 10" internship program. Through sponsorships and partnerships with sports teams and classrooms, we give back and prepare students for the future!

- Jordan Hauke  




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