ACG WI: Outstanding Corporate Growth and Leadership Awards 2021

ACG WI Outstanding Corporate Growth & Leadership Awards

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October 15, 2021 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM CDT

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John Schlifske, Northwestern Mutual

John Schlifske

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. 

Schlifske is an active and dedicated industry leader, and was recognized as a CEO of the Year for Diversity and Inclusion at the 2021 National Diversity and Leadership conference. 

In the greater Milwaukee community, Schlifske serves on the boards of 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.

Tim Hanley, Marquette University

Tim Hanley

Marquette University
Acting Keyes Dean of Business Administration

Tim Hanley, Bus Ad ’78, is the acting Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration. Hanley received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the College of Business Administration and that same year began his career at Arthur Andersen, serving as an audit partner for many of the largest manufacturers in Wisconsin.

Recently, Hanley retired as a senior partner with Deloitte LLP. Hanley is a seasoned global executive, with extensive experience consulting with manufacturers regarding digital transformation, organizational strategy development and execution, acquisitions and market development. Under his leadership, Deloitte’s Global Consumer and Industrial Products practice grew to be the largest at Deloitte, with over $14 billion in revenues.

Hanley is also an Audit Committee Financial Expert and has significant experience both in the board room and with audit committees. He has deep experience in establishing strong, trusting relationships with C-level executives and board members, advising them on global business issues and helping implement organizational change. He also has spent significant time over the past decade working overseas and has a strong understanding of markets throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America. Hanley has been a frequent speaker at many international venues and is consulted often on the topic of digital transformation and its implications across the manufacturing industry.

Hanley has also served at Marquette as a longtime member of the College of Business Administration Dean’s Advisory Council, as a member of the university’s President’s Advisory Council, and on the Campaign Executive Committee. In October of 2019, Hanley became the college’s first ever executive-in-residence. Hanley was recognized in 2012 as the College of Business Administration’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year.

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ACG WI Outstanding Growth & Leadership Awardees 2021


This event is for ACG members, their guests, and prospective members.  Please contact ACG Wisconsin to register.

Note: Non-member registrations will be reviewed to ensure registration is with or sponsored by an ACG Wisconsin member.


Program Fees

ACG Wisconsin Members


ACG Wisconsin Member Substitute

Complimentary – Please contact ACG WI to register.

ACG WI NextGen Member

Up to 2 complimentary meetings per program year

ACG Member of Another Chapter


Guest of an ACG WI Member

$35 (Must be registered by the ACG WI member)

Prospective Member

Complimentary – Please contact ACG WI to register.

Service Members-in-Waiting

$25, in addition, you must attend with a prospective corporate member
Please contact ACG WI to register.

Questions or Need to Cancel Contact ACG Wisconsin

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ACG Wisconsin will be providing both in-person and virtual options to attend monthly chapter meetings. 



11:30 AM: Registration and networking
12:00 PM: Lunch
12:25 PM: Welcome and presentation
  1:15 PM: Meeting adjourns


Enjoy free parking at the Italian Community Center in the large surface lot.
The meeting will be held in the Festa Ballroom.

Meal Options

  • Grilled Citrus Chicken Breast
  • Fresh Fruit Plate