Vice President - General Counsel and Secretary, Northwestern Mutual 

Raymond Manista joined Northwestern Mutual in 1998 as Assistant General Counsel, where he held various leadership roles until becoming Vice President and General Counsel in 2008. He has served on the boards of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel and the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, among many others. 

In a 2015 interview, Ray spoke about diversity and unconscious bias on Northwestern's legal team: "Here in the law department, we facilitate round table discussions about the issue of diversity among people with different backgrounds. These are unscripted. There’s no agenda." 

In 2016, Northwestern was named one of the 50 Best Companies for Diversity by Black Enterprise Magazine.

Joined LCLD 2016 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2017: Jaylin Durham

Leadership Summit (2017)

Member: Raymond Manista

Diversity Professional: Nora Platt