ALUM UPDATE: KYLE MOLES
Kyle Moles is a 2006 finance graduate of Missouri State University. Moles works as a Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual, a 152-year old company with more than three million insurance and investment clients. In his role as a Financial Representative, Moles manages a financial services practice concentrated on serving high net worth individuals. When asked what he likes about his role at Northwestern Mutual, Moles says, “I love helping people plan and execute financial goals. My clients come from all different walks of life and are from all over the globe. This makes both the planning we do and the people I work with very interesting.”
Kyle’s hometown is Harrisonville, Missouri, but he currently lives in Boston with his wife Kelli Wolf Moles (also a 2006 MSU graduate). When asked how his MSU education prepared him for his current role, Moles cites the combination of Missouri State’s academic rigor and its public affairs mission. He states that, “the classes put me ahead on the learning curve, while the Public Affairs mission has allowed me to develop great relationships with others at Northwestern along with my clients. Additionally, my wife, Kelli, and I have raised over $100K and organized 45 people to go on trips to Africa, which all started while we were at Missouri State.” Kyle and Kelli have worked together to start a health center in Ghana, West Africa and continue to support the center through fundraising and recruitment of volunteers. When recalling his studies at MSU, Kyle fondly remembers his professor mentors; Dr. Stan Adamson –who taught him about insurance – and Dr. Jim Scott – who taught him about financial markets.
Moles’ life during his campus years was anything but boring. He was a member of the Student Government Association, served on the Student Activity Council, and worked on the University’s Public Affairs Week. He also studied abroad in Liege, Belgium for a semester through MSU’s International Business Program. He did manage to find a bit of time for recreation as a member of the ski and wakeboard club. When asked for his advice to current FGB students, Kyle says that students should “think big and get involved. MSU has a ton of resources – take advantage! You will never have as much time and flexibility in your life as you do right now. Jump in front of every opportunity you can, and use MSU’s growing alumni to your advantage.”
Kyle’s job keeps him quite busy but, when he has time, he enjoys boating, fishing, hunting, snowboarding and traveling the world with his wife Kelli. They have visited 38 countries together, with a goal of visiting 50 countries before they turn 30. Kelli who is also a Missouri State graduate, is working towards her MBA at Harvard.