"I constantly talk to myself. Especially when I have a big decision to make. It may be when I am the shower, during morning runs, during my commute to work (but only after dropping my son off at school, ensuring I am the only one in the car)." - Dion L. Saffold
Dion Saffold is an Applied Security Risk Consultant at Northwestern Mutual. In this role he is responsible for providing security consultation on projects to ensure confidential information is secured appropriately and information risk is properly mitigated. Dion joined Northwestern Mutual as an intern in 1997. He has served in a variety of different roles including a projects & programs specialist in the Field Growth and Development department and a Policy and Communication specialist in the Information Risk Management. Dion is also a member of the African American – Employee Resource Group at Northwestern Mutual where he has served on the Governance Team and held leadership roles – such as chair of Program Committee – for the past five years.
Dion received his bachelors in Business Administration – Management Information Systems from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 1999. He also received his Associates in Commercial Real Estate certificate from Marquette University in 2006. Currently, Dion is pursuing his MBA with a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Concordia University. He is looking forward to his graduation in May 2017.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Dion has a passion for the youth in our city. Dion has volunteered over a thousand hours during the past 10 years with the YMCA Black Achievers program. He has chaperoned 10 college tours and impacted hundreds of young lives. Dion has also taught Financial Literacy courses to many Milwaukee Public School students through volunteer efforts with Make A Difference Wisconsin.