My Team

My staff and I truly enjoy what we do and like to have fun at work, but we are very serious when it comes to providing our clients with prompt service, accurate communication and professionalism at all times. Please contact us immediately if you have any questions or have a request. We will work hard to address your needs without delay.

Ashley N Bruder

Ashley N Bruder

Operations Manager

Ashley has been part of the Northwestern Mutual South Hills Team since March 2019. Ashley assists with day-to-day office operations and is also an Associate Financial Representative to Ryan McKenna and Robert Brown. She assists in the insurance application process, underwriting follow up and client correspondence. Ashley is also part of the SET team and assists reps in the office with client policy deliveries, billing accounts and in force policy changes.

Ashley currently holds her LAH in the state of Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Kennedy Township with her husband Neal and enjoys traveling, watching sports and playing board games in her free time.

Alex Conway

Alex Conway

Investment Operations Associate
Office 412-281-5540

Alex started his career at Northwestern Mutual as a College Financial Representative in the Fall of 2015. He went on to become a Practice Manager in downtown Pittsburgh where he gained further industry knowledge and experience. He is now in charge of preparing holistic financial plans for clients to help them achieve financial security as well as overseeing the investment operations for the South Hills Office.

Alex currently lives in the Verona/Oakmont area with his wife Sydney. He is also a fitness and sports enthusiast and is training for an IRONMAN 70.3 in the Fall.


Ryan Hazlett McKenna, CLU®, CFP®

Managing Director


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