Chairman and Chief Executive Officer | American Family Insurance

"The American Family Story"

Concordia is thankful to its presenting sponsor, PNC.


Supporting Sponsor | $2,000

  • Recognition of support via press release and social media coverage about the event
  • Two (2) tables of eight for the event in a preferred room location
  • Logo recognition on presentation screen during guest arrival
  • Logo recognition on hard-copy event program
  • Pre-event meet and greet for two (2) sponsor attendees with CUW President Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, Ph.D., other CUW senior leadership, and the event speak (as the speaker's schedule allows)
  • Recognition from the podium during announcements and introductions

Corporate sponsor | $300

  • One (1) table of eight for the event
  • Company name on hard-copy program and on table sign
  • Company name recognition on presentation screen during guest arrival

Individual | $30


Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 28. To reserve your spot, click on this link or on the button to the right. Contact Michelle Buss with questions. Michelle may be reached at Michelle.Buss@cuw.edu or 262-243-4337.


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A native of DeForest, Wis., Jack began his career with American Family Insurance in 1983 as a claim adjuster. In 1985, he followed in the footsteps of his father, Tom, and became an agent for the company. Jack then took sales and product line leadership roles at American Family, leading up to his election as chairman and chief executive officer in November 2011.

In his current role, Jack oversees the American Family enterprise of companies, which includes the American Family brand and subsidiaries, Homesite, The General and Main Street America.

Graduates of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, Jack and his wife, Sarah, have established the Slife Institute for Social Work Consultation, Research and Training at Wartburg. They also established the Salzwedel Family Foundation.

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of American Family Insurance Mutual Holding Company, Jack is a board member for the Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), the Insurance Information Institute, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Badger Air Community Council and Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. He is on the U.S. Bank Advisory Board, UW Chancellor’s Advisory Board, serves on the executive roundtable for PCI and is a member of the G100 Network.

An avid social media advocate, CEO.com named Jack as one of the most engaged Fortune 500 CEO on Twitter. You can follow him at @AmFamJack.