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North Star Advisors recognized by Forbes 2021 Top Financial Security Professionals List

MINNEAPOLIS — November 10, 2021 — Shaun McDuffee, Financial Advisor, Damon Lichtenberger, Financial Advisor, and Craig Molldrem, Financial Advisor were recognized on Forbes list of 2021 Top Financial Security Professionals.  250 individuals from around the nation were ranked professionally based on a variety of requirements including at least seven years as a financial security professional, a minimum of one year at your current firm, a primary focus on individuals, and more.

“To be recognized amongst this group of Financial Security professionals is a true honor and testament to the world class team we have been able to assemble,” Said Shaun McDuffee, who ranked seventh on the list. “Our mission has always been to serve the Medical Community, and making this list simply validates the hard work and dedication my team has focused on this goal.”

Damon Lichtenberger, financial advisor at North Star who ranked 195th on the list, said when asked about his recognition, “I am thrilled to be recognized as one of Forbes top advisors. With that being said, serving clients and families is reward enough. The opportunity to continue to serve my clients and those that they recommend continues to drive to be the best advisor I can be to them day in and out.”

The ranking was determined based on a comparison of business practices based on both qualitative and quantitative elements conducted by SHOOK Research. Qualitative elements including production/premiums death benefits and assets under management, client-related trends and data were analyzed. Additionally, Quantitative elements such as meetings with professionals, use of team and team dynamics, level of community involvement credentials and years of service, and other elements were analyzed as well.

“Shaun, Damon, and Craig are a special group of advisors,” said North Star’s CEO Ed Deutschlander, “They utilize risk management products and strategies to ensure one accomplishes financial security for their lifetime and for generations to come. We are incredibly proud that they are a part of our North Star family”

“I am very grateful to be selected as a Forbes Top Financial Security Professional” said Craig Molldrem, who ranked 151st on the list. “Risk Management is an integral part of the financial plan and it is great to be recognized and rewarded for the work and attention in this area.”

Learn more about the Forbes Top Financial Security Professional List at America’s Top Financial Security Professionals 2021 (

About North Star Resource Group

North Star Resource Group is a Minneapolis-based financial services firm that provides individuals, families and businesses with the resources needed to create, preserve and protect their wealth. With a network of 170 advisors in 22 states, North Star has contributed to the financial security and well-being of over 140,000 individuals.*  Additionally, North Star contributes 10 percent of profits each year to worthy nonprofits through the Scott Richards North Star Foundation, totaling $5 million donated since 2004. To learn more about North Star Resource Group, visit

*Data as of December 31, 2019


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Shaun, Damon, and Craig made the Forbes Top Financial Security Professionals list on October 19, 2021 and were evaluated based on 2020 data. The listing is prepared by SHOOK™ Research and is based primarily on commissions and premiums generated from insurance products and other criteria relative to years of experience, credentials, client retention and servicing, business model, community involvement, financial professional and peer interviews, and compliance background.  Financial professionals do not pay a fee or compensation to be considered for the listing.

Working with this individual or firm is not a guarantee of future financial results.  Product performance is not a factor in the evaluation process. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.

Shaun, Damon, and Craig are investment advisor representatives of Cetera Advisor Networks, LLC.