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Equality Means Business is a project of Equality Florida & the Equality Florida Institute. We are the largest civil rights organization in Florida dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. For more information call 813-870-3735.


Lindsey Collum

Director of Selection

Northwestern Mutual is committed to reflecting our community and seeking talented individuals who share our core values from all walks of life. As a part of our vision, we are committed to building and fostering a diverse organization of talented individuals. We take pride in our unique strengths and the expertise we share with all individuals. We will continue to be committed to reaching all members in the community in which we live and conduct business.


Lindsey Collum is a Director of Recruitment for Northwestern Mutual Greater Tampa Bay, which includes six offices that are striving towards achieving financial security for all community members and are continually expanding talent and leadership on each team. In this role, Lindsey is responsible for selecting top-level talent and partnering with the New Tampa office leadership team including Managing Director, Nicole Stokes, on strategic and tactical talent expansion. Her initiatives include strategic planning, hosting networking events, building community relationships, full life-cycle recruiting, online sourcing, culture building execution and continual communication with high-level candidates. Lindsey joined the Northwestern Mutual firm in December of 2017, with a diverse and developed background of outside sales, marketing and recruiting experience. She joined Northwestern Mutual after previously being a Business Consultant for payment processing and technology onboarding with First Data, covering the Southwest region of Florida in supporting small businesses. Lindsey has also supported expansive marketing initiatives with ALHI and Disney Cruise Line, as well as lead and trained and IT, Finance, and Engineering Recruiting team through Insight Global in Orlando. Prior to her previous experience, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Advertising at the University of Florida, as the first U.F. Alumna in her family full of Gator fans. She is striving towards achieving additional recruiting certifications in the industry along with her PMP certification by the end of 2020. Lindsey currently is a member of the Greater Pasco and Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce and is consistently looking for new ways to give back to her community. A born and raised Florida Native, she enjoys running, photography, and meeting new people.