Doug Dawson, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®
Wealth Management Advisor

Dawson Financial Services


He played professional football for the Cardinals, Oilers and Browns, earned All-American honors on the field and in the classroom and finished among the top twenty performers nationally for Northwestern Mutual. These achievements would be a dream come true for some people, but, for Doug Dawson, they were a platform to make other people’s dreams come true.

Doug found the most fulfilling experiences have been off the football field.

Doug Dawson's passion for making an impact and turning dreams into reality began during his football career. While volunteering for Make a Wish, Doug visited children with life-threatening illnesses and established relationships with the entire family.  Over the years, Doug has continued to serve on the Make a Wish Board, as well as other local non-profits like Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

When a football injury temporarily sidelined his career, Doug Dawson joined Northwestern Mutual.  He realized the opportunity for impact associated with the career, because of the legacy of his grandfather, Ross Dawson, who was a General Agent and member of the Million Dollar Round Table.  When Doug returned to football to play for the Oilers, he continued to meet with clients.  In fact, his last two years of professional football were his first two years of finishing among the top twenty with Northwestern Mutual.

Whether serving the community, spending time with his kids, Arlin and Ross, or meeting with clients, Doug Dawson considers every moment an opportunity for impact.  As a wealth management advisor, Doug serves as a coach and accountability partner to his clients.  Doug’s team of highly-credentialed associates share his vision for making an impact.  Together, Doug and his team inspire others to dream big dreams, impact the community with their hearts for service and turn financial security into a reality.

Above all, Doug considers being a Dad his greatest opportunity for impact.  According to Doug, “Arlin and Ross are a true blessing.  I thank God every day for the privilege of being their father.”


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