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John Folkert, CLU

John Folkert, CLU

Business and Estate Planning Specialist, Honorary Director

John joined Northwestern Mutual in 1993 after receiving a degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. Since beginning his career, he has received numerous awards as a consistent top producer nationally with Northwestern. He is a Business and Estate Planning Specialist that works on a National Level. In 2001, John was recognized by Grand Valley State with the distinguished alumni award.

John’s passion for supporting the troops stems from observing and living through the residual effects of Combat…as witnessed through his Grandfather. A WW2 Veteran that endured 3 1/2 years of battle in multiple theaters, leaving him with multiple physical and emotional scars that impacted both his post-combat life, along with his Wife, Children, and Grandchildren. Additionally as John states, “This is the first time in the history of America that our country has been at war and nothing extra has been asked from the American people. It is time to change that”.

John also serves on the Board of Governors for The Van Andel Institute: A world class Parkinson’s Disease and Cancer Research Facility.

John resides in Byron Center, MI and is married to Melynda and have three children: Parker, Alexis, and Cassidy.

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