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.

2015-16 Series Schedule

Ed Policy
Oct. 1, 2015
“Green Bay Packers Developing Titletown”
Ed Policy, Vice President and General Counsel, Green Bay Packers

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

Sponsored by the Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry
Kurt Brenkus
Oct. 21, 2015
“Get the Hell Out of the Way: How to Scale Agile Principles Across the Whole Enterprise”
Kurt Brenkus, Founder and CEO, Aver Informatics

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

Sponsored by Bank Mutual
Ariens
Feb. 2, 2016
The Art of Leadership Balance
Dan Ariens, CEO, Ariens Company and Chair, WEDC

Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton

Sponsored by Navigator Planning Group
Bassett
Feb. 16, 2016
“'By Failing to Prepare, You Are Preparing to Fail' – Benjamin Franklin. One Family’s Journey Through Business Succession” 
Kim Bassett, President and CEO, Bassett Mechanical

Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton

Sponsored by Bank Mutual
McMahon
March 24, 2016
“Shopko: A Turnaround Story”
Peter McMahon, President and CEO, Shopko Stores Operating Company, LLC

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

Sponsored by Catholic Financial Life
Jansen
April 5, 2016
“Grow Big or Grow Home: Changing Your Business Model for Profitable Growth”
Mike Jansen, CEO, Faith Technologies

Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton

Sponsored by Davis & Kuelthau Law Firm
Frantz
April 21, 2016
“Hotel Northland: Identifying and Executing an Opportunity in an Unserved Market”
Steve Frantz, President of Legendary Hospitality LLC, Frantz Community Investors Company

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

Sponsored by NEW North
Brian Johnson
Palm
May 4, 2016
“Better Than Portland: Creating a Young Professional Mecca”
Brian Johnson, Young Professionals Manager, Greater Green Bay Chamber
Adrienne Palm, Director of Leadership, Pulse & Cultivate, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce


Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton

Sponsored by Nicolet Bank