Notable Women in Insurance: Tammy Roou


  • Category: Notable Women in Insurance
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 25
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance - University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Graduate degree/university: J.D. degree - Marquette University Law School

Tammy Roou, vice president of enterprise compliance for Northwestern Mutual, has been with the Milwaukee-based insurance company since 1999. After joining the firm as an attorney, she was appointed as an executive officer in 2012 and has since held executive leadership positions in the audit, risk and compliance functions. 

Roou has made diversity and inclusion a key focus of hers, as a founding executive sponsor for the Northwestern Mutual Asian Employee Resource Group from 2015 to 2018. 

She is also a board member for several organizations, through which she leverages her expertise in risk management, compliance, ethics and law to solve problems that might otherwise be overlooked, according to Catherine Daly, communications content specialist with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. 

“Her ability to articulate a problem and offer new ideas is what makes her an invaluable board member for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin,” Daly said. 

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