Northwestern Mutual Foundation names new president

The Northwestern Mutual Foundation has named John Kordsmeier president of the organization.
Kordsmeier joined Northwestern Mutual in 1980 as an underwriter.  Since 2009, he has served as Northwestern Mutual’s vice president of disability income. Prior to that he was vice president of enterprise solutions and also held leadership positions in the company’s new business and underwriting standards departments. He has been an executive officer since 2004.
“John’s rich background of demonstrated executive leadership and community outreach directly align with the Foundation’s mission to leave a legacy for future generations in the communities we serve,” said Marcia Rimai, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, Northwestern Mutual. “But beyond his considerable professional accomplishments, John brings a genuine passion to be a part of, and serve, the nonprofit community and Northwestern Mutual.”
In addition to serving as president of the Foundation, Kordsmeier will lead a new strategic philanthropy and community relations department to support Northwestern Mutual’s ongoing efforts to secure future generations and develop the local economy. His team will focus on developing and implementing giving and volunteerism strategies that create community impact and underscore Northwestern Mutual’s commitment to its employees.
Kordsmeier also served as a trustee for Cardinal Stritch University, The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Pius XI High School. For more than a decade he has led summer mission trips to rebuild poverty-stricken areas in Appalachia.

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