Northwestern Mutual promotes leaders

Northwestern Mutual has announced the promotion of three executives in Milwaukee.

Todd Jones has been named executive officer, vice president and chief risk officer. He joined Northwestern Mutual in 2003 and most recently served as vice president-product finance. Jones previously worked for 13 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Christian Mitchell has been named executive officer, vice president and head of the corporate planning department. He joined Northwestern Mutual in 2006 and most recently served as director-strategic planning and competitive analysis. Mitchell previously completed internships with Russell Investments and GE Energy Financial Services.

Sarah Schneider was promoted to executive officer, vice president and head of the new business department. She joined Northwestern Mutual in 1999 and most recently served as director-annuity operations. Schneider previously served as chief operations officer at NWM Wealth Management Company and worked for eight years at Accenture.

“Between them, Todd, Christian and Sarah have invested almost 30 years with the company,” said John Schlifske, chairman and CEO, Northwestern Mutual. “The institutional and category knowledge attained through that kind of on-the-job experience is invaluable and will help us capitalize on the forward momentum we’ve been experiencing. I am confident each appointee’s leadership skills and insight will help uphold Northwestern Mutual’s values, mission and commitment to our clients, field force and employees.”

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