Stacy M Russo Nichols, CLU®, CLTC®, LUTCF®, ChFC®, RICP®

Financial Advisor


Before joining the network, Stacy Russo-Nichols worked as a bank teller at St. Martin Bank  & Trust Co. in Lafayette while she attended school at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She obtained a bachelor's degree from ULL in business management.

Stacy Russo-Nichols was introduced to the company by Suzette Morgan in 1999. She chose to work with Northwestern Mutual not only because of their superior products and services but because they have remained a mutual company. As a mutual company, they report to you, not Wall Street. And every decision they make is guided by their mutual values: doing right by their clients, keeping their promises, and providing the greatest value at the lowest cost. Also, she liked the independence, building her own business and flexibility of being a financial advisor.


Stacy Russo-Nichols is committed to continuing her education. She has earned the CLU, CLTC, LUTCF , RICP and ChFC designations behind her name.

  • Stacy Russo-Nichols was conferred her Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. The CLU designation signifies her specialty in retirement and estate planning, group insurance, employee benefits, and pensions.
  • Stacy Russo-Nichols has also earned her Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC) designation. With the CLTC designation, Stacy has received one of the most extensive educations available for financial professionals in the field of long-term care insurance.
  • Stacy Russo-Nichols has also earned her Life Underwriting Training Counsel Fellow (LUTCF) designation.
  • Stacy Russo-Nichols earned her Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP). The newest entrant among these retirement designations. It helps Stacy prepare her clients to obtain a secure retirement and equips her with the knowledge to effectively manage the transition from asset accumulation during her client's working years to asset decumulation in retirement.
  • Stacy Russo-Nichols earned her ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant®) designation from The American College of Financial Services.ChFC is Comprised of nine college-level courses that address all aspects of financial planning, with a focus on the practical applications of those principles based on real-life case studies. This designation allows her to gain a significant advantage and help her clients meet their goals.
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)

Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 1999.


Degree Major Institution
Bachelor of Science Business Management University of Louisiana - Lafayette

Awards and Recognition


Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member 2007-2010, 2012, 2015

MDRT is the premier association of financial professionals. MDRT status designation is granted for one year and members must apply every year to continue their affiliation with the MDRT


National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award 2011-2016

Award recognizing commitment to excellence in service to clients and industry


National Quality Award 2002, 2004, 2006-2010

Award recognizing persistency and performance


National Sales Achievement Award 2006-2009

Award recognizing performance


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