After 15 years of management Catherine knew it was time for a change. She found her calling when faced with personally having to deal with the tribulations associated with Disability, Long Term Care and Life Insurance needs for her parents. She was recruited by Northwestern Mutual and knew that her mission was to help individuals protect themselves, their family and business before it is too late. She is proud to be a part of Northwestern Mutual to help you secure your future and impact your life.

For over 10 years Catherine Arambula has built a portfolio of clients in the financial and insurance services sector with a clear mission; "To empower individuals to build personal wealth and impact their community." As a financial advisor, Catherine focuses her practice on successful professionals and businesses, helping to create, protect and manage their wealth. Professional women and their families are especially important to Catherine, who understands that professional women do not follow a traditional life stage "road map."

Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Catherine held senior management posts in multiplex entertainment properties and the transportation industry.

Board / Chair Experience

National Latina Business Women Association San Diego 

  • 2008- Present, Active Member
  • 2008, Board Member At Large
  • 2009-2010, President of the Board
  • 2011-2012, Membership Chair

MANA de San Diego

  • 2009- Present, Active Member and Speaker for Latina Success Conference Workshop
  • 2011-2012, Board Member at Large
  • 2013-2016, President of the Board
  • 2017-Present, Immediate Past Present Board Member at Large
  • 2017, Brindis Fire & Ice Gala Co-Chair

MANA National

  • 2017-2019, Board Member at Large, Western Region

San Diego La Raza Lawyers

  • 2008-Present, Active Member
  • 2009-Present, Supporting Member “Latinas in the Law”
  • 2014-Present, Corporate Sponsorship Chair

Latinas in the Law

  • 2009-Present, Supporting Member

City of San Diego Small Business Advisory Board

  • 2011-Present, Active Member


  • 2014-Present, President of the Board

Lawyers Club

  • 2016-Present, Supporting Member
  • Member of the "Professional Advancement Committee" and "Diverse Women's Committee"


  • 2017-Present, Vice President

San Ysidro Health

  • 2017-Present, Philantrhopy Leadership Council Chair




  • 2004, First woman at the Northwestern Mutual San Diego, Hawaii, Imperial County Network Office to receive “Pacesetter 40” - a milestone accomplishment in the first six months of career
  • 2004-2005, Awards Year Bronze Award
  • 2005-2006, Network Office New Financial Rep of the Year
  • 2005-2006, Awards Year Silver Award
  • 2006-2007, Awards Year Gold Award
  • 2006-2007, Awards Year 100 Lives Award
  • 2007-2008, Awards Year Platinum Award
  • 2009, Lead Management Award
  • 2010-2018, Northwestern Mutual National Hispanic Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Team Member
  • 2014 Annual Meeting Conference - Panel Speaker-"Breaking into Specialized Markets"
  • 2015 Annual Meeting Conference - Panel Speaker- "Leveraging All Your Resources Internal and External"
  • 2016-2017, New Financial Representative Mentor - San Diego Office
  • 2018 Northwestern Mutual Women's Affinity Summit- Panel Speaker- "Rapid Fire Sales Ideas"


  • 2008, National Latina Business Women Association National Award “San Diego Chapter Member of the Year”
  • 2009, National Latina Business Women Association National Award “San Diego Chapter Best Practices” demonstrating exemplary membership growth and organizational compliance
  • 2009 Latina Success Conference Workshop Presenter, "Women and Finance"
  • 2010, Founding Fellow NLBWASD Emerging Latina Program
  • 2012, National Latina Business Women Association San Diego “Business Member Volunteer of the Year”
  • 2014, El Latino Leaders Magazine- Featured Article, "Arambula, Inspirando a la Siguiente Generacion," and "Mujer Latina en Honor al Dia Internacional de la Mujer."  
  • 2014, Latino Leaders Magazine - Selected for Latin Vanguard San Diego
  • 2014 Latina Style Magazine- Featured Article- "Southwest In the Community"
  • 2014, Business Leader Finalist UT Latino Champions
  • 2015, Hispanic Lifestyle “Latina of Influence Award”
  • 2015, NOMAR Conference- Panel Speaker- "La Mujer Hispana"
  • 2015, National Association of Professional Women Panel - Women of Achievement Hispanic Heritage Month
  • 2015, MANA de San Diego- Inaugural Latina Success Leadership Graduate
  • 2015, San Diego Magazine Latino Impact Award winner - Inspirational Leader of the Year
  • 2016 San Diego Magazine- "Woman of the Year" - Finalist
  • 2016 San Diego Business Journal- "Women Who Mean Business"- Finalist
  • 2016 ALPFA San Diego Chapter- "Women of ALPFA" - Panel Speaker
  • 2016 City of National City Proclamation- "Catherine Arambula Day - December 14, 2016"
  • 2017 City of San Diego Proclamation - "Catherine Arambula Day- January 24, 2017"
  • 2017 Women of Influence- "Community Advocate of the Year" - Finalist
  • 2017 Latinas In the Law- Panel Speaker- "Finances and What You Need to Know"
  • 2017 MANA, A National Latina Organization- "Outstanding Volunteer of the Year"
  • 2017 National Latina Business Women Association San Diego- Seminar Speaker- "Latina Financial"
  • 2017 Sharp Heels National Summit - Workshop Speaker
  • 2017 MANA de San Diego- "Brindis Gala" - Co-Chair
  • 2017 New American Museum- "Community Advocate Award"
  • 2018 San Ysidro Health- "Monte Carlo, A Night to Remember Gala"- Co-Chair
  • 2018 NAHREP National Convention at L'Attitude- Panel Speaker- "Life is Hard, Investing Shouldn't Be"
  • 2018 East County Chamber of Commerce- "Women In Leadership" Finalist
  • 2018 Celebrando Latina Magazine- Featured Article- Success Stories- Hispanic Heritage Month
  • 2018 MAN de San Diego- Latina Success Conference- Workshop Presenter- "How to Build Financial Success"
  • 2018 San Diego Hispanic Chamber of Commerce- "Civic Leader" Award

Years of Experience

Representing Northwestern Mutual since 2004.

Awards and Recognition


National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Quality Award 2011-2015

Award recognizing commitment to excellence in service to clients and industry


National Quality Award 2008-2010

Award recognizing persistency and performance


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