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Power of the Game Plan: Steve Forbes & John Schlifske
Monday, April 22, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CDT)
Join Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business and Northwestern Mutual for a very special presentation by Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, and John E. Schlifske , Chairman and CEO of Northwestern Mutual, on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Saint Louis Room of the Busch Student Center on Saint Louis University's Midtown Campus.
Business is a changing industry. Are you and your business prepared for the evolving industry? Find out from the professionals how you can be ahead of the game by developing a business strategy.
Join Steve Forbes of Forbes Media and John Schlifske f Northwestern Mutual as they discuss their professional experience in working in a changing business climate, lessons learned, and examples of planning and implementing a successful game plan. Take away the understanding of why your own game plan is an important asset to your business!
Under Mr. Forbes’ leadership, the company has launched a variety of new publications and businesses.
In 1996 Forbes entered the new media arena with the launch of Forbes.com. Now averaging 46 million unique monthly visitors, it has become a leading destination site for senior business decision-makers and investors. Other Forbes Web sites include: RealClearPolitics.com; RealClearMarkets.com; RealClearSports.com and RealClearWorld.com.
The company’s flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe and the company's licensee editions together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5 million readers.
Mr. Forbes writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate.
In both 1996 and 2000, Mr. Forbes campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits and a strong national defense. Mr. Forbes continues to energetically promote this agenda. Read Mr. Forbes full biography.
Mr. Schlifske, who has been chairman and CEO since 2010, previously served as president of the 156-year-old company. Earlier, he was interim president and CEO of Russell Investment Company, a Northwestern Mutual subsidiary.He joined Northwestern Mutual in 1987 as an investment specialist and later headed various aspects of its investment function. He also headed Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, the company’s retail broker-dealer.
Schlifske is a director on the corporate boards of Kohl’s Corporation and Russell Investment Company. 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, and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. He is also a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee. 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.
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