Network of Specialists

Through Northwestern Mutual, I have access to a Network of Specialists. We help each other, share ideas and common values, and leverage each other's talents to help you achieve your personal dream of financial security.

David J Thompson, CLU<sup>®</sup>, ChFC<sup>®</sup>

David J Thompson, CLU®, ChFC®

Estate & Business Planning Specialist
Our Estate & Business Planning Specialist assists clients with estate, business and executive benefit needs.


Mr. Thompson has been representing Northwestern Mutual since 1994.

Calling oneself a professional doesn't really make one a professional. As a Northwestern Mutual Advisor, professionalism is defined not only by the measure of one's experience, education and accreditation, but by one's character and professional standard of practice in supporting clients as a trusted financial expert.

Through personal commitment, professional associations, accreditations and continuing education, I have worked hard to establish a reputation as a respected professional and to gain the trust of clients. Please take a moment to review my experiences and accomplishments.

I graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1992 with a Bachelors of Science.  After graduation, I worked as Assistant Golf Professional under Todd Jones at the Golf Club of Oklahoma while trying to make a mark in the career of professional golf.

In November of 1994,  I decided that I would instead try to make a mark on the lives of others in my community by starting a career with Northwestern Mutual in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I have just recently celebrated my 20th year with Northwestern Mutual and continue to grow my practice in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I work hard every day to positively impact the people in my community.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree from Vanderbilt University

Awards and Recognition

  • Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying/Life Member 2014-2015
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award 2011-2014
  • National Quality Award 2000, 2003, 2005-2010


David L. Houston

David L. Houston

Estate & Business Planning Specialist
Our Estate & Business Planning Specialist assists clients with estate, business and executive benefit needs.
Wealth Management Advisor


Mr. Houston retired from the banking business after sixteen years, as President and CEO of an Oklahoma-based institution. Mr. Houston became President of the $10 million, four-employee institution at age 25. By 1991, the savings bank had grown into a $600 million institution with over two hundred employees and sixteen offices. The institution and related assets acquired under Mr. Houston’s direction sold for $125 million.

He has served on numerous local, state, and national boards and commissions, including twenty-five years on local hospital boards. Mr. Houston is a personal and business planning advisor.


• Graduate Degree in Banking from Louisiana State University

• Bachelor of Science in Business from Oklahoma State University Awards and


• Northwestern Mutual Forum

• Most Valuable Producer 2006 - 2007, 2009

• Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member: 1993-2000

• Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying/Life Member: 2001-2015

• National Quality Award 1993-1996, 2000-2010

• National Sales Achievement Award: 1998, 2001-2002

• Life Impact Award

Associations and Memberships

• Leadership Oklahoma

• Leadership Oklahoma City

• Downtown Rotary Club - Paul Harris Fellow

• Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence

• Deaconess Hospital Board - Former Chairman

• Economic Club of Oklahoma

• State Ethics Commission - Former Chairman

• Achievement Award - State Chamber of Commerce

Joe B Kreger, MBA, CFP<sup>®</sup>

Joe B Kreger, MBA, CFP®

Estate & Business Planning Specialist
Our Estate & Business Planning Specialist assists clients with estate, business and executive benefit needs.
Wealth Management Advisor


Mr. Kreger was raised near Tonkawa, Oklahoma on a beef cattle and wheat ranch. Early in his career, he worked in commercial and agricultural lending for a locally owned bank. Later, Mr. Kreger managed a mid-size ranching operation. He then worked as a professional management and marketing consultant. During these years, he traveled throughout the Southern United States, consulting with various professionals and business owners concerning their ranching interests. After attending business school, Mr. Kreger established his Financial Planning practice. He currently serves genuine, motivated business owners and professionals who want financial security, and to leverage their financial resources to accomplish what is most important to them and their families.


• Master of Business Administration, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

• Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Awards and Recognition

• OSU MBA Program Honored Top 50 Alumnus of Program’s 50 Year History 1961-2011

• Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member: 2004-2013

• Million Dollar Round Table Court of the Table 2011-2013

• National Quality Award: 2002-2007, 2009-2010

Professional Designations/Certifications

Joe has earned Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) certification. Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) The Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) certification is one of the most recognized financial planning marks in the world. CFP® certification identifies to the public those individuals who have met rigorous professional standards and have agreed to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism, and diligence when dealing with clients. The certification differs from an educational designation or state license in that it is based upon requirements that have been determined by extensive job analyses of actual practitioners in the field, and therefore, continue to evolve with the profession. The CFP® certification prepares the financial services professional for a career-long commitment to meeting the ever-changing financial needs of clients.


Taylor Rayburn, CFP®, RICP®

Financial Advisor


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