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Monday, July 1, 2013

Eric Widner, Ryan Copeland, Jonathan Bussey and Tyler Evatt have been appointed financial representatives by Northwestern Mutual in Chattanooga.  They will be associated with Northwestern Mutual of Chattanooga.

As financial representative, Mr. Widner, Mr. Copeland, Mr. Bussey and Mr. Evatt will join a network of specialists offering a wide array of products.  They will provide guidance and innovative solutions for a variety of financial needs and goals.

Before joining Northwestern Mutual, Mr. Widner was the district interrogator and financial auditor for Sears Holdings Corporation for the Chattanooga District.

Mr. Widner is a native of Chattanooga.  He received a Bachelor’s degree from UTC in 2003 along with an Associate’s degree in 2001 from Hiwassee College, where he also played baseball.  

Mr. Widner is an active member of the Silverdale Baptist Church.  He resides in Chattanooga with his wife, Erin Widner, and son, Charlie, age two and a half.

Before joining Northwestern Mutual, Mr. Copeland was a financial counselor, customer service representative, and a sales representative at 21st Mortgage Corporation in Knoxville.

Mr. Copeland is a native of Murfreesboro.  He received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in the field of Economics from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2010. 

Currently, Mr. Copeland is an active member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.  He resides in Chattanooga with his wife, Katie.

Before joining Northwestern Mutual, Mr. Bussey was the finance manager at Toyota of Cleveland in Cleveland. 

Mr. Bussey is a native of Greeneville, Tn.  He received a degree in Business Administration from Southern Adventist University.

Currently, Mr. Bussey resides in Ooltewah with his wife, Kristina, and their nine month old daughter, Georgia.  

Before joining Northwestern Mutual, Mr. Evatt worked in construction at Evatt Construction in Chattanooga. 

Mr. Evatt is a native of Ooltewah.  He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in the field of Criminal Justice from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2012. 

Currently, Mr. Evatt is an active member of Woodland Park Baptist Church.  He resides in Ooltewah with his wife, Paige.



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