John E. Schlifske

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Mutual

John E. Schlifske is chairman and chief executive officer of Northwestern Mutual. He is also a member of the 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 its business operations. Schlifske is a director on the board of Kohl’s Corporation. In the Greater Milwaukee community, Schlifske is co-chair of Milwaukee Succeeds and serves on the boards of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert and Community Health, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and 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.

My Sessions

Capitalizing on Emergent and Converging Technologies — An Exploration of How AI, Automation, Advanced Computing and Big Data Could Unleash a New Wave of Productivity and Growth

Atrium Ballroom A

In a series of C-suite discussions, private sector leaders will begin to explore the impacts and policy implications of new and emerging technologies across the economy. Leveraging unique university-business partnerships in Data Sciences: Dr. Michael Lovell, President, Marquette University Mr. John E. Schlifske, Chairman and CEO, Northwestern Mutual Funds Capitalizing on new technologies to reimagine the transportation of […]