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North Star advisors recognized on Forbes Top Financial Security Professionals list

MINNEAPOLIS — November 16, 2022 — Shaun McDuffee and Craig Molldrem have been recognized by Forbes as  members of the 2022 Top Financial Security Professional Best-In-State list..

This year’s list includes an overall ranking of the best insurance professionals across the country, as well as the top candidates in each state.

Listed #12 in the country and #5 in the state of Texas, McDuffee began his career as a financial advisor at North Star in the 1990s, before founding Twin Oak Advisors as a North Star affiliate, specializing in the financial needs of physicians.

“To be included in this list again is a tremendous honor and really speaks to the dedicated and amazing team of professionals we have been able to assemble at Twin Oak,” said McDuffee, senior vice president of North Star and founder and president of Twin Oak Advisors. “Our team is steadfast in its commitment in helping guide and protect physicians and their families through all stages of their careers.”

Craig Molldrem, senior partner and financial advisor at North Star Resource Group was listed #38 on the Best-in-State list.

“I am very happy to receive the recognition from Forbes,” said Molldrem. “Risk management is in integral part of the financial planning process, and we take pride in ensuring this topic is adequately addressed as we build plans. To receive this recognition is a testament to the work we do in this area.”

The Forbes ranking was determined based on a comparison of business practices based on both qualitative and quantitative elements in a survey 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.

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About Forbes and SHOOK Research

Forbes boasts 6 million readers and 116 million unique monthly visitors who rely on their research and content to plan their financial futures. SHOOK does not receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

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 financial professionals in 20+ 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 $6.3 million donated since 2004*.

**Data as of December 2021


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Shaun made the Forbes list on 7/28/2022 and was evaluated based on 2021 data.

Craig made the Forbes list on 7/28/2022 and was evaluated based on 2021 data.

The listing is prepared by SHOOK(TM) 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 and Craig are investment advisor representatives of Cetera Advisor Networks, LLC. Securities offered through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory Services offered through Cetera Investment Advisers LLC, a registered investment adviser. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity.