Laura Ann Bouslough

Financial Representative

Community Involvement

Laura Bouslough is active in her community and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross. Laura is a member of TEMPO and NAIFA and has volunteered in the fundraising efforts of:

The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) secures community resources and improves the quality of life through responsible investment in and financial support of the performing arts in Southeastern Wisconsin.  

SHARP creates a learning environment for elementary school students to enhance lessons and builds core competencies in history, science and language through the use of the visual arts and art history. SHARP's programs encourage students to research, read, write and present their creative written work. Students in the SHARP LIteracy programs have dramatically increased vocabulary skills compared to those who are not a part of the program. SHARP a nonprofit 501c3 education program based in Milwaukee, WI   

Sojourner Truth House is a ministry of hope and help for homeless and at-risk women and their children sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. Through hospitality, advocacy, integrative services and collaboration, participants can improve their quality of life and that of the community in a safe, trusting environment 

The mission of Bottomless Closet is to support women in transition by providing business professional clothing, career skills and image coaching, empowering them to interview with confidence, gain employment and achieve economic self-sufficiency. 


Steve Forbes and John Schlifske on
"Econo-ME: Ensuring Your Financial Security in the New Normal”

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 three day tour saw over 4,000 attendees in total and included panel discussions in Miami and Palm Beach, FL; Washington, DC; Hartford, CT; Raleigh and Charlotte, NC; and Milwaukee, WI. In Milwaukee, where there were over 500 in attendance, Steve and John discussed their thoughts on the economy, the markets, and how individuals and business owners can ensure financial security in the new normal. Key insights presented at the events were:


  • Managing risk is the cornerstone of financial security for individuals and families in today’s economy. According to Schlifske, a foundation of risk management is the key to protecting yourself and those you care about against the financial challenges that occur when people live too long, die too soon or become sick or injured. 
  • Unforeseen threats will continue to affect our national economy. Natural disasters such as the earthquake in Japan or unrest in the Middle East impact today’s consumers. However, Schlifske and Forbes agree that our nation’s economy will continue to overcome these obstacles in the long-term based on our markets and infrastructure. 
  • The fundamentals of financial security to build wealth include long-term savings. Forbes recommends that consumers stick with the basics such as putting money away week after week and working with a trusted advisor on a holistic plan. 
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