Laurie A. Leja, CLTC
Financial Advisor

Physicians Nationwide

My Team

Walter R Leja

Walter R Leja

Associate Financial Advisor
Office 847-795-1763

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Walter joined Laurie´s practice in May of 2000. As a spouse and business associate, Walter has helped grow the practice. He works with new and existing clients, helping them reach their goals. In addition, Walter manages customer service.

Walter is an avid golfer, runner and racquetball player. He enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Amy J Mayer

Amy J Mayer

Marketing Assistant
Office 847-663-7000

Amy manages Laurie's calendar and schedules appointments.

Amy enjoys anything that involves being creative. At one time, she recorded music professionally and has her own demo tape.

Amy also likes gourmet cooking. For the past 20 years, she has served seniors and disabled people with their daily lives.

Kathryn G Dieter

Kathryn G Dieter

Financial Planning Associate
Fax 847-663-7000

Katie Dieter has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2007 and serves as my Financial Planning Associate. In this role, Katie helps me deliver financial security to my clients by developing personalized financial plans based on my client’s specific goals. Katie also consults with me to provide investment product solutions as part of our long-term strategy which is consistent with the goals outlined in the plan.  She holds the Series 7, 63, 66, 9 & 10 and is fully licensed in life, health and disability insurance. Katie has a degree in Sociology and a minor in Mathematics.

Our Support Teams

The Private Client Services Investment Team, which is based in Milwaukee, can provide customized investment management services for our high net worth clients using a suite of solutions designed to address our clients' unique investment management needs. Jones Financial has direct access to the portfolio managers responsible for managing these Private Client Services accounts.

NMWMC Private Client Services Team

The Advisory Investment Team, which is based in Milwaukee, provides investment research and consulting support for our advisory products and services. Jones Financial has direct access to the investment consultants who assist in addressing specific client needs by providing enhanced portfolio analytics, investment research and guidance.

NMWMC Advisory Investment Team

The Trust Services Team, which is based in Milwaukee, can administer a variety of trusts (e.g., Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Charitable Remainder Unitrusts, Credit Shelter Trusts), and in so doing provide professional investment management, record-keeping, and objective decision-making with regard to trust distributions. Jones Financial has direct access to the trust administrators and portfolio managers who are responsible for managing trust accounts.

NMWMC Trust Services Team

Michelle Elaine Genzlinger

Michelle Elaine Genzlinger

Marketing and Scheduling Assistant

Michelle joined Laurie's team in February. 

As Marketing & Scheduling Assistant, Michelle's primarily responsible for coordinating Laurie & Walt's calendars.  She also oversees brand marketing including business development and event planning (both educational & fun). 

Michelle resides in the northwest suburbs with her husband Tom.  They have a daughter, Emmie and a dog Piper.  Outside of work, her daughter keeps her busy.  A native Rhode Islander, she always enjoys being near the water or on a boat, as well as skiing, reading and spending time with friends & family.  She is a breast cancer survivor (of 5 years and counting) and is very active in supporting others.


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