Meet Our Team

Nelson Team

Jessica M Henning

Jessica M Henning

Director of Recruitment and Development
Office 717-308-8581

Jessica Henning, Director of Recruitment and Development, started with Northwestern Mutual at the beginning of 2014. Her background includes experience as an assistant director of a tutoring center which began after she earned her degree in English Secondary Education at West Chester University. She has her life, accident, and health license, and she holds her Series 6 and 63 registrations. This past September, she also earned her Chartered Leadership Fellow designation from The American College.

Jessica helps clients and the community by:

  • Overseeing operations
  • Manages the selection process of incoming interns and advisors
  • Coaches and Develops new interns and advisors in their first year of the business

Jessica currently resides in Mechanicsburg with her daughter and dog. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and watching Audrey Hepburn movies.


Carly A Rutter

Carly A Rutter

Director of Investment Operations
Office 717-257-4100

Carly is the Director of Investment Operations. She works with Brad's clients on the planning process from start to finish.  She helps clients by:

  • Financial planning recommendations & analysis
  • Client case preparation
  • Investment client onboarding & new accounts
  • Investment client servicing

Carly graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in studio art. She also studied actuarial science for a few years at LVC. She was an associate financial representative intern at Northwestern Mutual starting in the summer of 2017 and joined the team full-time in May of 2018.

In her free time, Carly enjoys hiking, painting, journaling, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog, Rosie.

Kaliyah McLeod

Kaliyah McLeod

Associate Financial Representative
Office 717-257-4100

Kaliyah Mcleod is the Director of Operations and Strategy. She Is originally from Greensburg, PA. Kaliyah went to college at Indiana University of PA and obtained her Bachelors degree in Science. Kaliyah is Life, Accident, Health Licensed in the state of PA

Stephen W Blumenthal

Stephen W Blumenthal, CLF®, M.Ed.

Director of Marketing

Steve Blumenthal is the Director of Marketing. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual in the marketing capacity, Steve held positions with Northwestern Mutual in Talent Acquisition joining the firm in 2011 and obtaining Recruiter of the Year for the Eastern Region in 2016.  Throughout his career he has honed relationship management skills to build and retain the trust and loyalty of key players and clients. Steve is also a former public school educator and head colligieate coach for over a decade before transitioning into the private sector. 

Steve earned his Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University, his Masters of Education at Immaculata University, is a graduate of the American College and has obtained a CLF® designation and is Life, Accident, Health Licensed in the state of PA. 

Steve oversees marketing efforts such as:

  • Brand Stewardship
  • Digital Outreach
  • Client Insights
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media management
  • Event Management
  • Community Relations
Brad A Nelson

Brad A Nelson, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CASL®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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