Edward J. Zore
Trustee, Wisconsin Policy Research InstituteEdward J. Zore is a Trustee of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute and President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwestern Mutual, the largest direct provider of individual life insurance in the United States. With a background in economics, he joined Northwestern Mutual’s Investment Department in 1969 and was named CEO in 2001. He is also CEO of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, overseeing $139 million in assets.
A lifelong Milwaukee resident who received both his undergraduate and master’s degrees in economics at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Zore is an involved community philanthropist. He serves on the boards of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Health System, the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, the United Way, and several other charities in metropolitan Milwaukee.