If life experience is a good teacher, Ted Sangalis has a solid education. Over the years, Ted has traveled around the country serving customers with Consolidated Freightways in New York City, SC Johnson & Son in Racine, Wisconsin, and Topeka, Kansas, and then moving to Chicago on behalf of the Mentholatum Company.

But it’s Ted Sangalis’ father, Dean, whom Ted credits with his move to Northwestern Mutual almost three decades ago. Dean Sangalis has been with the network for 60 years, and Ted’s brother-in-law, John McTigue, is the recently retired managing partner of the Chicago network office.

What convinced Ted Sangalis that Northwestern Mutual was, and remains, right for him? The opportunity to apply his core values each and every day to the people he enjoys serving. Those core values are honesty and doing what's right for the client.

Photo from the "Rebuilding, Reviving and Learning From the Great Recession" Event

Career Achievements

Ted has earned numerous awards throughout his career, including the National Sales Achievement Award (1989-2010), National Quality Award (1989-2010), and Million Dollar Round Table Qualifiying (1990, 1992-1998) and Qualifiying Life Member Awards (1999-2014).

The National Sales Achievement Award was created in 1966. The NSAA recognizes local association members who write large numbers of life and health insurance policies, thereby demonstrating their abilities in client building and their success as an insurance agent.

The National Quality Award was created in 1944. The NQA recognizes agents whose persistency records indicate competence and dedication to the insurance industry and their clients. Agents who win this award have tangible evidence signifying that the products they sell will meet clients' needs.

Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) provides its members with resources to improve their technical knowledge, sales and client service while maintaining a culture of high ethical standards. Its mission is to be a valued, member-driven international network of leading insurance and investment financial services professionals who serve their clients by exemplary performance and the highest standards of ethics, knowledge, service and productivity.


Associations and Memberships

  • Past President of the Financial Representative Association


Education and Professional Designations

  • B.S. Marketing, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®)



Ted Sangalis, CLU®

Wealth Management Advisor


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