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

Dawson Financial Services


Wealth Management Advisor

Doug is an experienced professional who has built a career and reputation based on serving clients. After a successful career in the National Football League, Doug shifted his career to strategic wealth management. For more than 20 years, Doug and his team of experts have helped thousands of people find their path to financial security.

Doug is proud graduate of the University of Texas. He played offensive line for the Longhorn football team for four seasons. He was named a consensus All-American his senior year. He was a second-round draft pick in 1984 of the St. Louis Cardinals and went on to play for eight seasons in the NFL. Over his career he played for the Cardinals, Houston Oilers and the Cleveland Browns.

Doug knew that football wouldn’t last forever. He started his own financial services practice with Northwestern Mutual while he was still playing in the NFL. After the NFL, Doug focused full time on helping others find financial security. He has built a strong wealth management team and continues to achieve Northwestern Mutual’s highest honors.

Doug has earned the following industry designations.

Chartered Life Underwriter

The Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation has long been recognized as the fundamental and foremost educational credential for life insurance professionals. Since 1927, more than 94,000 individuals have earned their CLU®, helping them build a successful life insurance practice by providing clients with knowledgeable and ethical advice. For financial representatives, field management, home office personnel, and others involved in providing life insurance products to the public, the CLU® designation symbolizes continuing growth and commitment to professionalism.

Chartered Financial Consultant 

The Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation focuses on the comprehensive financial planning process as an organized way to collect and analyze information on a client's total financial situation; to identify and establish specific financial goals; and to formulate, implement, and monitor a comprehensive plan to achieve those goals. The ChFC® program provides financial services professionals with in-depth knowledge of the skills needed to perform comprehensive financial planning for their clients.


Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin

Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)
Doug Dawson is a qualifying/life member of the Million Dollar Round Table.

MDRT is The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Founded in 1927, MDRT provides its members with resources to improve their technical knowledge, sales and client service while maintaining a culture of high ethical standards.

  • Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying/Life Member 1998 - 2007, 2010 - 2011, 2014
  • Million Dollar Round Table Qualifying Member 1990-1997
  • Million Dollar Round Table Provisional Member 1989

He has also received:

  • National Sales Achievement Award 1989-1990, 1994-1996, 2002, 2004, 2008
  • National Quality Award 1991-1996, 2002, 2004, 2007-2010
  • Attracting Quality Associates (AQA) 1995

Doug and his team encourage you to review the background of every financial professional you may work with at  The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), is the largest non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. All told, FINRA oversees nearly 5,000 brokerage firms, about 173,000 branch offices and approximately 677,000 registered securities representatives. The report summary provides an overview of the broker's professional background and conduct.  Please press the "view full PDF report" button.


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