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

Mana de San Diego

  • 2009, Active Member and Speaker for Latina Success Conference Workshop
  • 2011-2012, Board Member at Large
  • 2013-Present, President of the Board

San Diego La Raza Lawyers

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

City of San Diego Small Business Advisory Board

  • 2011-Present, Active Member


  • 2014-Present, President of the Board



  • 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
  • 2010-2015, Hispanic Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Team
    • Conference Panel Speaker – Breaking into specialized markets


  • 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
  • 2010, Founding Fellow NLBWASD Emerging Latina Program
  • 2012, National Latina Business Women Association San Diego “Business Member Volunteer of the Year”
  • 2014, Latino Leaders Magazine - Selected for the Club Leaders of the Future San Diego
  • 2014, Latino Leaders Magazine - Selected for Latin Vanguard San Diego
  • 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

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

Catherine M Arambula, CLTC®

Financial Advisor


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