Community Involvement

Chins Up Foundation

Jordan is on the Board of Directors for the Chins Up Organization. He serves as the Chief Financial Officer and helps in fundraising and organizing various events.

On April 20, 2013, Jordan was the Key Speaker at the Alpha Lamda Delta/ Phi Eta Sigma’s induction ceremony at Arizona State University. He spoke about  three core values at this honor society: leadership, academic excellence and service. With 250 people in attendance this event was a great opportunity for Jordan to make a positive impact on the current students of his alma mater.



Coach for JV Basketball at Madison Traditional Academy

Raising Learners. Raising Confidence. Raising Expectations. Building Character.

Volunteer and Donor at Family Promise-Phoenix

Steve Forbes and John Schlifske on
"The Power of a Game Plan”

Northwestern Mutual hosted a speaker series with Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media and John Schlifske, Northwestern Mutual chairman and CEO. The tour saw over 1,000 attendees and included panel discussions in Iowa City, Iowa; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Phoenix, Arizona. In Phoenix, Steve and John shared their perspectives on the economy, the financial markets, and the importance of having a sound financial game plan in place regardless of market conditions. Key insights presented at the events were:
  • Getting to retirement is no longer the end goal - it is a new starting point. Schlifske and Forbes contend that today's economy coupled with increased life expectancy means there is an increased risk for individuals to deplete their assets too soon. A well-rounded plan is essential to help maintain financial security for life.
  • It is unlikely that individuals can solely invest their way to prosperity. Rather, Schlifske and Forbes believe in practicing proven financial principles, such as cutting spending, saving in addition to investing, and dollar-cost averaging for the long-term.
  • Regardless of what happens in Washington, D.C., there are plans that individuals and business owners can make now to ensure long-term security. Schlifske and Forbes encourage Americans to not let debate in Washington prohibit them from addressing their short- and long-term financial needs.

For more thoughts on these and other business topics, visit the Northwestern Mutual Special Feature on

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Jordan T Kosnick, CLU®

Financial Representative


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