Raymone Jackson, CLU, FLMI, ACS
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Raymone Jackson grew up in a Milwaukee zip code reputed to be the country?s most poverty stricken and incarcerated. With a life vision, drive and a strong support system, he succeed in living up to his potential. His singular goal now: ?To impact the lives of others.? ?
Jackson is a certified master coach, with a bachelor?s degree in business administration/management information systems from the University of Wisconsin ? Milwaukee, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, a certificate in commercial real estate from Marquette University, and Chartered Life Underwriter designation from American College. He started as an intern at Northwestern Mutual when he was 18. Fifteen years later, he is the firm?s director of diversity and inclusion. ?Mentors taught me how to dress professionally and ?show up? in a way that allowed my voice to be heard. They taught me to tie a tie, the importance of tucking in my shirt and other tools that helped me professionally, but also in business school,? he reveals.?
Jackson helped to launch Northwestern Mutual?s African American Employee Resource Group, serves as secretary of the diversity and inclusion executive committee, acted as dean for the firm?s leadership university and still found time to indulge a passion. ?I started a commercial real estate company, One Acre Group, at a time when I was interested in following my passion and unlocking my leadership potential. Leading my company helped me gain comfort working with elected officials, senior community leaders and negotiating contracts. Those transferable skills developed the acumen and confidence in my role within Northwestern Mutual.?
A recipient of the Patriot Award from the Department of Defense, Jackson tutors middle and high school students and coaches them in life skills. He has volunteered at a homeless shelter, and is a board member at an organization that supports men and women exiting the criminal justice system.