Food for Thought at the CEO Breakfast Series

Each year, our well-attended CEO Breakfast Series brings eight top business leaders to venues on and off campus. Drawn from companies nationwide, series speakers also include regional leaders with globally focused businesses. Hear how they’ve steered their companies successfully through challenging times and a changing business climate, and draw valuable insights you can apply in your own organization.

Many of the regular attendees consider the networking that occurs at these breakfasts to be an important part of the experience, so we encourage you to bring along some of the younger members of your executive team for the insights and connections they will make.


You can register for individual events or the entire series.

2014-15 Series Schedule

Chris Lofgren
Oct. 14, 2014
“Leadership, Culture and Long-Term Competitive Advantage”
Chris Lofgren, President and CEO, Schneider National

F.K. Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College

Session sponsor: Schneider National
Errico Auricchio
Nov. 11, 2014
“BelGioioso Cheese: An Improbable Success Story”
Errico Auricchio, President, BelGioioso Cheese

F.K. Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College

Session sponsor: Bank Mutual
Jeff Rafn
Jan. 20, 2015
From Whence Shall They Come: The Demand for Technical Skills
Jeff Rafn, President, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

F.K. Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College

Session sponsor: Navigator Planning Group
Mark Herzog
Feb. 25, 2015
“The Cure for Healthcare: Quick Fixes, Rocky Roads and Your Company” 
Mark Herzog, President and CEO, Holy Family Memorial Hospital

Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton

Session sponsor: US Bank
Charles Schrock
March 10, 2015
“Trends in the Utility Business – What the Future Holds”
Charles Schrock, Chairman and CEO, Integrys Energy Group

F.K. Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College

Session sponsor: WPS
Pat Michels
March 26, 2015
“The Competitive Advantage of Being a Privately Held Company”
Pat Michels, President, Michels Corporation

Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton

Session sponsor: Bank Mutual
Bill Rehm
April 8, 2015
“Partnering in Today's Business Environment”
Bill Rehm, President and CEO, Daybreak Foods

Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton
Trisha Lemery
May 1, 2015
“Turning a CEO Into the Lead Selling Officer for the Company”
Trisha Lemery, President and CEO, Winsert, Inc.

F.K. Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College