Damon Phelan grew up in Mechanicsburg, PA. An all-state football and baseball player, he was a three-year starting quarterback at Colgate University and graduated in 1989 with a BA degree in History.
He started his career in Financial Services with Northwestern Mutual, in Stamford, Connecticut, under the leadership of Philip Pierz, CLU. He built a successful MDRT level practice before moving into management as a Field Director in 1997. Within three years, he built his group into the leading Field Unit in the Eastern Region with Northwestern. In 2000, he was invited to join the company's Emerging Leaders Program, a program designed to develop field leaders into General Agent candidates.
In June of 2000, he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, to become assistant General Agent to Lew Derrickson, CLU. In this role, he was responsible for the agency's development programs including new agent recruitment and supervision. In 2001, he took on the additional role of Managing Director and subsequently built a top 10 internship program, one that consistently ranked in the top 5 in the company. In his role as a Managing Director, he qualified for the prestigious Managing Director Achievement Award in 2006 and 2007, which recognized excellence in recruitment, new representative productivity, persistency and growth in policies, premium and new clients.
In 2008, Damon became Chief Development Officer in charge of all New Representative initiatives for the state of Indiana. During his tenure in Indiana, he and his team appointed 5 Managing Directors, 15 Field Directors, 13 College Unit Directors, and 350 Financial Services Representatives. Through Damon’s leadership, the Agency won every significant recruiting and development awards within Northwestern Mutual and the Industry.
In August 2012, Damon joined MassMutual’s WestPoint Financial Group in Indianapolis as a Partner with Greg McRoberts, CLU, ChFC. One year later, on August 1, 2013, Damon was appointed as Senior Vice President as part of a succession plan for MassMutual St. Louis; and on January 1, 2015, Damon became General Manager for the St. Louis market.
Damon and his wife Shauna have two sons, Dillon and Cade. He also has three daughters, Broghan, a Magna Cum Laude Musical Theater major at the University of Miami (FL), Kendall, who’s studying Neurology at UCLA and Riley, a Summa Cum Laude high school junior. When he is not busy attending his kid’s show choir events, musicals, plays, soccer games and volleyball matches, he and his wife enjoy traveling. He is an avid sports and racing fan.
Damon Phelan is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC, Member SIPC. Supervisory Office: 14567 North Outer Forty Drive, Suite 300, Chesterfield, MO 63017, Phone: 636-728-2400.
Area(s) of Focus
- Insurance Strategies
- Investment Strategies