Management Team

The success of our group can be directly attributed to the high quality of leadership and the strength of our management team. Our goal is to ensure the continued success of our financial representatives by providing the proper guidance and support to help them experience both personal and professional growth.

 
 J W Ward IV

J W Ward IV

Managing Director
Office 336-245-5572

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Jay joined Northwestern Mutual in 1996 after graduating from Wake Forest University. Jay has held the leadership roles of College Unit Director, Recruiting Field Director, and was appointed Managing Director of the Winston-Salem office in 2012. Jay is a past qualifier for Northwestern Mutual’s FORUM. He is a qualifying and lifetime member of MDRT and has achieved membership every year since 2006. Jay and his wife, Kimberly live in Winston-Salem and have been married for 15 years. They have two children, Gracie and Jack. 

 
 Gabriel T. Irby

Gabriel T. Irby, CLU®

Growth and Development Director
Office 336-725-0159
Office 706-768-1071

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Gabe is a native of Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2012. While attending WFU, he was a member of the Varsity Football Team as well as Chi Rho, the premier all-male Christian a capella group on campus. He began his career at Northwestern Mutual in 2012. He helps advisors get off to a fast start through coaching, mentorship, and development. Gabe and his wife, Abby, have been married since 2014. They reside in Winston-Salem, with their daughters, Emery and Sarah. Gabe is passionate about helping people realize their potential.

 
 Abby Grainger

Abby Grainger

Director of Recruitment and Development
Email
Office 336-725-0159

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Abby is originally from Charlotte, NC. Abby oversees full-time and internship recruiting and selection. She also helps new representatives get off to a fast start through accountability, coaching, and development. She currently resides in Clemmons with her husband Eric and their two boxers, Fenway and Lambeau. She loves connecting with top talent in Winston-Salem and introducing them to this amazing career opportunity. She has a passion for building collaborative relationships and helping others succeed.

 
 Susan F Moffitt

Susan F Moffitt

Director of Operations
Email
Office 336-245-5572

Susan has been with the Northwestern Mutual Family since 1998, and has a wealth of knowledge in client relations and insurance services. Susan works hard to be responsive and considerate of clients' wants and needs, and keeps the office organized and running efficiently. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and grandchildren or reading a good book. 

 

MacKenzie L Roeder

Sales Execution Team Leader
Email
Office 336-725-0159

MacKenzie was born in Plano, TX. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018. During her time at UNL, she was an active member of her sorority, Tri Delta, community philanthropic events, and worked in the retail industry. Upon graduation she relocated to Winston-Salem and began her career here at Northwestern Mutual where she assists new advisors with essential tasks. MacKenzie loves being a part of a team and is always there to lend a helping hand.

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