From left to right- Thomas Lawson, Liz Seehr, Michael Pedemonte, Kate McGowan, West McGowan, Kate Silverthorne, Carlos Irias 

Do you have a box full of stuff or a true, written financial plan?

Our Mission

McGowan & Associates is passionate about helping clients turn their box full of stuff into a true, written financial plan.  We believe in partnering with our clients to help provide financial peace of mind using their goals and our expertise.  Integrity and honesty provide the foundation for our practice.  It's never too early or late to start planning for your future.



Physicians Nationwide

West is a member of Physicians Nationwide. Physicians Nationwide is a group of qualified and experienced Northwestern Mutual Financial Representatives who specialize in serving the unique financial needs of physicians.

 Click here to learn more about Physicians Nationwide.

Physicians and Dentists

West works extensively with physicians and dentists on their financial wellness including Disability Insurance with a Medical Occupation Definition.


The Northwestern Mutual Difference

We make plans for people, not just money. So no matter your goals, we have access to top rated products and services to help you meet each one.

  • Best Life Insurance Company ranked by NerdWallet, April 2019 1
  • Highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies2
  • Top 10 U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers3
1 ©2017-2019 and TM, NerdWallet, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

2 A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest), May 2019; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), May 2019; Moody's Investors Service, Aaa (highest), September 2018; S&P Global Ratings, AA+ (second highest), June 2019. Third-party ratings are subject to change. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

3 Measured by 2018 total revenues. Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and Investment News, May 2019.

Marshall West McGowan, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®
Financial Representative

McGowan and Associates

Largest Dividend Payout in Company History

In 2020, we expect the largest dividend payout to policyowners in company history. Read more.

The Fed Lowers Interest Rates Again

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Your Guide to Money Management: Budgeting, Debt Management and Starting Your Financial Plan

Learn how to build the foundation of a financial plan that helps you reach your goals. Download now.


To learn more about Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC and its financial representatives, visit: FINRA BrokerCheck