In seeing the importance of attracting and retaining technology professionals in the Milwaukee region, Northwestern Mutual is taking the lead on creating a new coalition that will focus on that challenge.

John Schlifske, Northwestern Mutual’s chairman, president and CEO, announced the creation of the coalition Monday during the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s membership meeting, which Northwestern Mutual hosted.

High-level members of the new coalition are expected to be formed within three to six months, said Schlifske, who joined other prominent Milwaukee leaders at the GMC event on a panel discussion about growing Milwaukee as a tech hub. Read the full story here.