Notable Alumni

St. John’s Northwestern Academies has a long list of notable alumni reaching all the way back in the school’s history.

Brandin Podziemski – S2021

Mr. Wisconsin Basketball Player of the Year & Gatorade Player of the Year, WCC Co-Player of the Year at Division 1 Santa Clara, NBA Draft 2023

Gerald Gittens – S2020

Basketball North Central Missouri College

Dominic Pfister – S2013

Head Basketball Coach/Fond du Lac College, and Founder & program director E2E

Trevon Hughes – S2006

D1 University of Wisconsin

George Bousis – S2005

Professional video game player, founder of

Jonathan Woods – 2001

Executive producer at TIME

Ari Megalis 2000 & Paul Megalis – 2005

Co-Founders of Maplewood Brewery & Distillery

Marcus Fruchter – S1992

Attorney, Chair of Illinois Gaming Board

Tony Schumacher – S1988

American Drag Racer and eight-time NHRA champion

Reginald Hayes – S1987

Actor, screenwriter, director

Adam Rapp – S1986

Novelist, playwright, filmmaker, director and musician

Alex Moyer – S1981

Linebacker NFL Miami Dolphins

Martin Torrijos – S1981

Former President of Panama 2004-2009

Dwayne Johnson – S1981

Marquette University Basketball 

Ronnie Williams – S1980

D1 University of Florida basketball, also professionally played in the CBA and USBL

Tony Zelinski – S1979

Politician and Milwaukee, Wisconsin Common Counsel

Eddie Lee – S1976

Basketball – Denver Nuggets NBA

Angel Losada – S1973

Chairman, CEO of Groupo Gigante SAB de CV

Mark Hollenbeck – N1970

U.S. Navy Pilot

Frank Merril – S1967

American Equestrian and American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame 2013

Albert G Attwater – S1967

Wrigley Family an Wrigley Chewing gum

Andrew “Flip” Filipowski – S1967

American business and Co-founder, Co Chairman & CEO Fluree, PBC

Albert Graf – N1966

Founder and CEO of Guidant Corp

Bert Attwater – S1964

WM.Wrigley Family an Wrigley Chewing gum

Ty Warner – S1962

Former actor and Founder/Owner of Ty Inc. (Beanie Babies) 

Ken Eisenberg – S1960

American Businessman/Chairman & CEO Kenwal Steel

James Marlas – S1955

Founded Partner Union Capital Corporation 

Floyd Schlossberg – S1955

American Businessman – Alden Bennett Construction

Jack Levin – S1954

Attorney that helped refine private equity sector

Curtis Roosevelt – N1948

Grandson of Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. delegate to the United Nations

Roger Stangeland – S1947

Chairman and former CEO of Vons Grocery Store Co.

Carl Thomsen – N1934

Former CEO of Texas Instruments

George Wilson – S1933

Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions Head Coach

George Wilson – S1933

Professional football player with the NFL Chicago Bears for 11 years, member of the National Football League Hall of Fame as a championship coach for the NFL Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins

George Kennan – S1922

U.S. Ambassador to Russia and Yugoslavia; assisted in the development of the Marshall Plan for reconstruction of Europe after World War II

Lt. Gen. Edward A. Craig – S1917

U.S. Marine Corps commanding officer of combat units during World War II and the Korean War

Daniel Gerber – S1916

Founder and president of Gerber Baby Foods