JACK KIDWELL, J.D.
Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager & Director of the
Philanthropic Solutions Group
Team Member since 2005
Jack Kidwell is a very considerate, caring, and accepting individual. He wants to understand his clients’ feelings, goals, fears, and dreams and help them achieve them. Trust is very important to Jack as he believes a relationship has value only if it is genuine. He is a fantastic mentor and loves helping others reach their potential by giving honest counsel and encouragement to take the next step ―even if it is uncomfortable. Jack comes to Tri-Star with 25+ years’ experience in trust administration, estate, and charitable planning services and is the president and partner of the Corinthian Group, LLC. Jack has his Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts from Valparaiso University. He has had his designation in Certified Financial Services Counselor since 1989 and is a graduate of the National Graduate Trust School and the 1000 Leaders Initiative. Jack is a member and former board member of the Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council. He is a former member and an officer and president of the Mid-Michigan Planned Giving Council and a past international president of the International Lutheran Laymen’s League. Jack is a board member and former chairman of the Lutheran Hour Ministries Foundation. He is a past vice-chair of the Here We Stand Campaign (Michigan District of the LCMS) and is a board member of the State Theatre Bay City.
What are your specific goals for Tri-Star Trust clients?
I like our clients to have the confidence in their decisions based on the best advice we can offer each time a matter is brought forward to resolve. I also like our clients to feel comfortable that we are watching out for the best interests for themselves and their family.
What do you love most about working at Tri-Star?
I love working for a smaller company whose vision, mission and values are a comfortable fit for me. I have also been provided many unique opportunities to do creative solutions for a wide variety of client experiences which would not have been able to happen in a different corporate culture.
What’s your favorite food?
Chicago style deep dish pizza however once a year I do enjoy the heart attack starter of Chicken Fried Steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn and biscuits from a restaurant in Tombell, Texas!
What are your top three bucket list items? Going to Tombell, Texas…LOL just kidding.
- Ride in a hot air balloon again
- Drive a Porsche or Ferrari in a car racing experience through some hot laps
- To hike through some national parks in our western states.