James A Smith, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, CFP®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor


As a Financial Representative for the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, I realize that knowledgeable, efficient and consistent customer service is critical to our clients. My team is available to you for questions, appointments or any other service request.

Please learn more about them below.

Shanian D Lusk

Shanian D Lusk

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 217-586-6651

Shanian graduated from Eastern Illinois University. He joined Northwestern Mutual in 1998 and in 2000 joined my team.  He holds his Series 6, 63 and 7, life and health licenses along with the Chartered Life Underwriter®, Chartered Financial Consultant®, Registered Employee Benefits Consultant®, Registered Health Underwriter® and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living® credentials.  In addition to these he has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM Professional since 2002.

Shanian resides in Saint Joseph with his wife Betsy and their son Connor where he enjoys spending time with his family and woodworking. 


Tracey Lynn Farrar

Office 217-351-9000

Tracey graduated from Eastern Illinois University and joined my team in 2004. She holds her life and health insurance licenses.

Tracey resides in Fisher with her husband Dave and daughter Madison. Her son, Brody and his wife Kalli and son, Maverick, reside in Ohio where Brody serves in the Air Force.


Jeanine K Sheehy

Administrative Assistant
Office 217-586-6651

Jeanine graduated from Illinois State University and joined my team in 2014. She is focused on file and client management.

Jeanine resides in Mahomet with her husband Joe, and their children, Colleen, Ally and Kyle.


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