John Schlifske

Chairman, President, & CEO At Northwestern Mutual

John Schlifske is chairman, president and chief executive officer of
Northwestern Mutual. He is also a member of the company’s Board
of Trustees.
After joining Northwestern Mutual in 1987 as an investment specialist,
Schlifske moved from portfolio manager to senior executive overseeing
a variety of the company’s investment operations. He later headed
different parts of the company’s business operations.
Schlifske is a director on the board of Kohl’s Corporation. He is also a
member of the Executive Committee of the American Council of Life
Insurers’ Board of Directors and, in the greater Milwaukee community,
he serves on the board of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association
of Commerce.
A Milwaukee-area native, Schlifske received a bachelor’s degree in
economics from Carleton College and a master’s degree in finance
and accounting from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management
at Northwestern University. He is married to Kim, and they have
six children.