Kim Schaefer to speak on Thriving in a Difficult Consumer Buying Cycle at St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast

Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 a.m.

From St. Norbert College, January 6, 2012
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Kim Schaefer, CEO, Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., will present "Thriving in a Difficult Consumer Buying Cycle" as part of the CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series, at Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton, on Feb. 2 at 7:30 a.m.

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.® (NASDAQ: WOLF), North America's largest family of indoor waterpark resorts. Kim Schaefer joined the predecessor to Great Wolf Resorts, headquartered in Madison, Wis., in 1995 as senior vice president of operations.

Before being named CEO, Schaefer was president & chief operating officer. As COO, She focused her attention on delivering a great guest experience and established policies and procedures for indoor waterpark resorts.

Schaefer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Edgewood College in Madison. She has over 20 years of accounting and hotel operating experience and sits on the advisory boards for Edgewood College Business School and Thrive. Kim is also active in TEC, a Madison CEO group.

This is the 15th year that the college has presented the CEO Series, an educational resource for area business professionals. All the presenters in this year's 8-part series are prominent business and community leaders who will share their unique insights on issues facing American businesses today.

This session is sponsored by New North, the series presenting sponsor is WPS Health Insurance/Arise Health Plan, and the title sponsors are Grant Thornton LLP, Insight Publications and Boldt.

All sessions are from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and take place at the Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton or F.K. Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College.

The registration fee is $60 for an individual session, or $450 for the entire series. For more information or to register, contact St. Norbert College at (920) 403-3166 or email jamie.mcguire@snc.edu or visit http://www.snc.edu/president/ceobreakfast.html.