Bellevue advisor earns honor from New York Life

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 1:30am
  • Business

New York Life has named Christie Mueller as its 2016 Council President, a once-in-a-career honor bestowed annually on the company’s leading financial advisor.

Mueller earned this honor by ranking as the top advisor among New York Life’s more than 12,000 licensed advisors and agents, while adhering to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. She is also the first agent since 1985 to be named Council Vice President – the company’s number-two advisor – and Council President in consecutive years and has ranked among New York Life’s top 50 advisors for 16 years.

Mueller is a registered representative and financial advisor who has spent over 30 years helping her clients solve their financial problems and achieve their financial goals. She has built a reputation for her in-depth knowledge of retirement accumulation and distribution strategies.

Mueller employs a dedicated team of professionals at the firm she founded in 1985. Mueller & Associates — which has more than 2,000 clients in the Pacific Northwest — is based in Renton and Bellevue.

After earning a degree in English Literature from the University of California Santa Barbara, she worked for 10 years as an anchor and reporter at a CBS television station. Her breaking news story about flooding in Portland, Oregon, won her a news and documentary Emmy. Ms. Mueller is a native of Iowa who was raised in Southern California and currently lives in Renton.

New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States.

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