John A Klich, CLU®, ChFC®
Wealth Management Advisor


Assurance Advisory Group

ASSURANCE ADVISORY GROUP

Team

 
Brian S Rueffer

Brian S Rueffer, CFP®, CLU®

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 847-969-2518

Brian provides our clients with investment guidance and support along with portfolio management assistance. He serves as our team’s investment specialist and client relationship manager.

He joined Northwestern Mutual in 2011 and earned his Bachelor of Science in economics from Northern Illinois University. He is series 6, 7 and 63 licensed as well as Life and Health Insurance registered.  Brian also earned his Chartered Life Underwriter CLU® designation from the American College and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional. 

Brian and his wife, Megan, have been married since 2016 and live in Glen Ellyn with their two young children.

 
Jessica A Patera

Jessica A Patera

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 847-969-2500

Jessica provides our clients with financial guidance and expertise. She also heads our marketing efforts and works to ensure our clients are heard, appreciated and cared for. 

She joined Northwestern Mutual in 2011 and earned her Professional Bachelor of Architecture from The Illinois Institute of Technology. She is Series 6, 7, and 63 Licensed as well as Life and Health Insurance registered. 

Jessica and her husband, Scott, have been married since 2015 and they live in Wood Dale with their two young sons. 

 
Jonathan L Cunningham

Jonathan L Cunningham

Associate Financial Representative
Office 847-969-2542

Jonathan provides our clients with life, disability and long-term care insurance support and guidance as well as client account management.

He joined Northwestern Mutual in 2010 and earned his Bachelor of Science in speech communications from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is series 6 and 63 licensed as well as Life and Health Insurance registered.

Jonathan and his wife, Michelle, are high school sweethearts and have been married since 2001, they live in Schaumburg with their three children.

 
Laurie A Lanners

Laurie A Lanners

Associate Financial Representative
Office 847-969-2518

Laurie provides our clients with an operational, organized and fully functioning experience.  While her role as our team’s operations manager is more behind-the-scenes, you can feel her presence throughout your relationship with us because she keeps the internal ship running smoothly.

She joined Northwestern Mutual in 2010 and earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northern Illinois University. She is Life and Health Insurance registered.

Laurie and her husband, Brian, have been married since 2010 and live in Carol Stream with their two children.

 
John Cooley

John Cooley

Associate Financial Representative
Office 630-353-2300

Jack started as an intern with Northwestern Mutual in the summer of 2021 and joined Assurance Advisory Group in the fall.  Jack earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa.  Jack has his FINRA series 7 and 66 registrations and is Life and Health Insurance licensed. 

Jack grew up in Western Springs where he currently resides with his family. 

 
 

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