Jessica Wayashe - VP, Communications
Market Strategy Manager, Northwestern Mutual - Philadelphia
High Point University, BA
A native New Englander, Jessica made her way to the City of Brotherly Love in the Fall of 2015. She serves as a Market Strategist for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, coaching new financial advisors on maximizing their business development opportunities through planning and community engagement initiatives, helping them to grow their practice.
Jessica’s commitment to helping and connecting with others in her community is a learned pattern that she picked up early in life. She has leveraged her leadership skills, extroverted personality and passion for people through athletics, philanthropy and professional career. She is a Kappa Delta Sorority Alumni, having served as Philanthropy Chair to her chapter, is a former D1 track and field athlete and team representative to the NCAA and 2-time Boston Marathoner, representing and raising funds for The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation.
Jessica currently serves as her organizations Chamber of Commerce representative and committee member to Northwestern Mutual’s internal Diversity and Inclusion initiative. In her free time, you can find Jessica working out with November Project, racing in local 5ks – half marathons, trying out trendy new restaurants with her friends or meeting new people at local events throughout the city. She is highly interested in connecting with and learning about women, minorities and millennials in the workplace. Her professional career has moved Jessica to Boston, MA, Newport, RI, and Washington, DC. She currently resides in South Philadelphia.