Marquette Business

Northwestern Mutual’s Andrew DeGuire named next Keyes Dean of Business Administration 

Andrew J. DeGuire, vice president of corporate strategy at Northwestern Mutual, a financial services company, has been named the next James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration at Marquette University, Provost Kimo Ah Yun announced today. DeGuire, a 1993 Marquette alumnus who will begin in the role on July 1, 2024, succeeds Tim Hanley, who has led the college on an interim basis since March 2020. 

“We are excited to welcome a proven corporate leader in Andrew DeGuire back to Marquette Business as the next Keyes Dean of Business Administration,” Provost Ah Yun said. “Since leaving Marquette as a student, he has answered the call to ‘Be The Difference,’ doing so at some of Milwaukee’s most highly respected businesses. He has demonstrated expertise in developing, articulating and executing strategies aimed at producing significant sustainable growth and excellence. Given his industry experience and leadership qualities, we are excited for the next stage of continued growth and innovation at Marquette Business. 

“I’d also like to thank Tim Hanley for his leadership of Marquette Business over the past four years. From the opening of Dr. E. J. and Margaret O’Brien Hall to the expansion of the college’s executives-in-residence program and more, Tim has helped position the Marquette Business for continued success.” 

“I am humbled and appreciative to Provost Ah Yun, President Michael Lovell and the Marquette community to welcome me back to lead Marquette Business,” DeGuire said. “Under the leadership of Tim Hanley, and the late Joe Daniels before him, the College of Business Administration has seen exciting growth and opportunities both on campus and in the Milwaukee business community. I look forward to leading Marquette Business and continuing its tradition of preparing its students with the knowledge to succeed, the principles to lead and the confidence to connect what’s good for business with what’s good for people.” 

In his current role at Northwestern Mutual, DeGuire is responsible for leading the development of and driving the company’s strategy, performance reporting, competitive research and analytics. He is a member of the Northwestern Mutual Venture Fund investment committee. DeGuire joined Northwestern Mutual in 2018 as a member of the corporate strategy team. 

“Andrew has a strong, proven track record of industry leadership and innovation, and I am thrilled he will bring that expertise to Marquette Business,” Hanley said. “He is a great model of the ethical leaders with purpose that we strive to produce at Marquette and, as a fellow alumnus, I am extremely happy to welcome him back to the university.” 

DeGuire served in numerous leadership roles prior to his current role at Northwestern Mutual. He spent three years as vice president of corporate development and mergers and acquisitions at Quad/Graphics. In that role, he drove the company’s transformation from a leader in commercial printing to a marketing services provider through a comprehensive process of strategy development, stakeholder education and multiple acquisitions. Additionally, DeGuire spent over 10 years as a vice president with Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency division leading strategy and acquisitions before transitioning into business development and global growth. 

DeGuire received an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Marquette and a Master of Arts in international economics and finance from Brandeis University. He also studied at the London School of Economics and Copenhagen Business School. 

He is the coauthor of Betting the Company: Complex Negotiation Strategies for Law and Business (2013) and has been a guest lecturer at Marquette, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Brandeis University. He has served as a member of Marquette’s College of Business Administration Leadership Council and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Foundation and Association for Corporate Growth – Wisconsin boards.