Team Members

Allan Bell takes customer service very seriously. So does his team. Together Allan with Tom Canale, are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients.

If you need to schedule an appointment, make changes to your policy, submit a claim or request any other service, please let us know. We will respond promptly.

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Thomas Canale, CFP, CLU, ChFC Thomas Canale
Wealth Management Advisor
(773) 380-4025

As a Managing Director and team leader, Tom Canale brings over 15 years experience as a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative. Tom has built his practice by specializing in working with business owners, self-employed professionals and families that have children with special needs.

Tom and I understand the importance of balancing the complex needs and goals of a family – from retirement to education funding along with the needs of a loved one with special needs. Contact me directly to learn more about how Northwestern Mutual’s Special Steps Program can guide you through the process to help secure a future of financial security for every member of your family today.

To provide families with an in-depth and coordinated special needs planning process, Allan works as an integral part of a team of experts who help families find and establish eligibility to optimize the benefits available to them.

To receive a free Special Needs Planning brochure, click "Contact Me" underneath my contact information and fill in the form and I'll respond promptly to your request.

Krista Ilene Russell

Krista Ilene Russell

Office 312-641-8900

Mariela Ortiz

Operations Assistant
Office 773-380-4005 ext. 4005
Alison M Bell

Alison M Bell, MBA

Associate Financial Representative
Office 773-380-4089

Alison started her career with Northwestern Mutual in 2010.  She holds her Illinois Life and Health License. Her responsibilities include:

  • Managing Allan's overall practice.
  • Managing and training all practice team members.
  • Responsible for growing the special needs, medical, business and entrepreneurial side of Allan's practice.

Alison graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a Bachelors in Business Administration in December 1994 and Masters in Business Administration in December 2000.  She received her Certified Nursing Assistant credential in December 2009.  

Alison is extremely dedicated to her family and friends.  She enjoys traveling, going to movies, music and dancing.


Whitney Wilder

Office 312-641-8900

Whitney can assist you with any of the following:

  • Scheduling daily for such items as:  annual reviews, term conversion, age changes, policy deliveries, apb options, initial and follow up appointments. As well as prospects that have already their initial contact with the representative either in person or by phone.


Allan K Bell, CLU®

Growth and Development Director


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