January 29th, 2020
Katie Leinenkugel, Brand Strategy & Engagement, Leinenkugel’s
Katie will share insights into the family business including how the business has continued to thrive through challenges, including prohibition, in this ever changing industry.
Katie is a 6th generation member of the Leinenkugel Family and daughter of current brewery president, Dick Leinenkugel. Katie first joined MillerCoors back in 2007 as a retail coordinator for the Leinie Lodge at Milwaukee’s Summerfest. She earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2010 and swiftly moved away from the cold weather of the north to Dallas, Texas. Katie taught 1st grade for two years as part of the Teach for America program. After her two years of teaching she became a vice principal and then principal of an elementary school during which time she earned a Masters in Educational Leadership from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Katie moved back to the Midwest during the summer of 2018 as a Marketing Intern with MillerCoors. She now works in Brand Strategy and Engagement for Leinenkugel’s and is based in Milwaukee. During her free time, Katie can be found enjoying cold beers on warm days in Eagle River, Wisconsin, spending time with her twin sister, Lindsay and dog nephew, Montgomery, or singing with her country cover band around the great state of Wisconsin and across the country.
April 29th, 2020
Nick Busalacki, Senior Manager – Buildings Product and Channel Learning, Johnson Controls
Nick will help to bring us back to the Business Fundamentals. He will help business leaders to unlock business value and opportunity by enhancing their understanding of fundamentals of how a business creates value.
Nick leads the Global Learning Design function as part of Johnson Controls’ Buildings Technologies and Solutions business. In this role, Nick is responsible for the strategy, process, and creation of training solutions supporting HVAC, Security, and Fire products and channels across the globe. In this capacity, his team creates over 1,000 learning artifacts annually supporting 100,000 learners with formal education, on the job training, and performance support tools. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Nick
spent eight years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft maintenance officer and officer candidate instructor. Nick is now a Major in the Air Force Reserves assigned to the United States Air Force Academy, responsible for the recruitment and evaluation of officer candidates across Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa.
Throughout his professional career, Nick has received numerous awards to include: 5 Brandon Hall Awards for Learning Excellence, the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with Bronze Star and the Global War on Terrorism Medal.
Nick graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Education. He has since completed his Master’s Degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas as well as multiple levels of professional military officer education. Nick lives in Brookfield, WI with his wife and two children.
July 29th, 2020
Curt Culver, CEO, MGIC Investment Corporation
Curt will discuss purposeful leadership and finding happiness in your life through balancing your priorities, including anecdotes through the his years of experience with MGIC and Culvers.
Curt S. Culver is a Non-Executive Chairman of MGIC Investment Corporation. Mr. Culver’s career spans more than 40 years in the private mortgage insurance industry, including 33 years at MGIC. Mr. Culver joined MGIC in 1982, was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 1996, and on January 1, 2000 became Chief Executive Officer at MGIC Investment. He added the title of Chairman in 2006. Upon his retirement on March 1, 2015, he became Non-Executive Chairman. Besides serving on the Board of MGIC, he also serves on the Boards of Wisconsin Energy Corporation and its subsidiary Wisconsin Electric Corporation, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Culver’s Franchising Systems and the Bradley Foundation. In addition, he also serves on numerous non-profit Boards.
October 28th, 2020
Steve Richman, President, Milwaukee Tool
This will be your opportunity to hear from the president of a company named One of The Best Places To Work in the 2020 Glass Door Employee’s Choice Award, and what this means to the announced expansion project in Menomonee Falls and Sun Prairie, which is projected to create an additional 870 jobs in Wisconsin.