The shop-floor at one of Von Maur's upscale department stores.

Classroom CEO encounter leads to supply-chain opportunity

Curiosity and enthusiasm took one business major from the classroom to corporate headquarters. An on-campus encounter with Jim Von Maur ’92, head of the 150-year-old depatment-store chain, led to this supply-chain opportunity.

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Leading During Times of Change
Ron Dunford, president and CEO of Schreiber Foods, discusses leadership through change as a part of the 2022-23 CEO Breakfast Series.
Sponsored By: Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry
Ron Dunford

Innovate – what are you waiting for?
The president of KBX Logistics Paul Snider talks innovation as a part of the 2022-23 CEO Breakfast Series.
Sponsored By: Bank First
Paul Snider

“Let Them Lead” Workshop with John U. Bacon
Join the Center for Exceptional Leadership in partnership with the Cassandra Voss Center for a presentation and networking event led by New York Times bestselling author John U. Bacon, whose most recent book chronicles his experience transforming the nation’s worst high school hockey team into one of its best, and the leadership lessons he learned along the way.

Driving Growth in an Age-old Industry
Sachin Shivaram, CEO or Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Co., presents as a part of the 2022-23 CEO Breakfast Series.
Sponsored By: J.P. Morgan
Sachin Shivaram

Leading Through the Great ‘Exploration’
Oshkosh Corporation’s Emma McTague presents as a part of the 2022-23 CEO Breakfast Series.
Sponsored By: New North
Emma McTague

Purpose-Driven Leadership
Laura Kohler, senior vice president of human resources, stewardship and sustainability at Kohler Co., speaks on leadership as a part of the 2022-23 CEO Breakfast Series.
Sponsored By: Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry
Laura Kohler

Out of the Box: A New Vision
CEO of Shopko Optical Russ Steinhorst presents as a part of the 2022-23 CEO Breakfast Series.
Sponsored By: VerHalen
Russ Steinhorst

  • BUSINESS MBA refresh greets grad students More flexibility, more entry points, more tie-in to the college’s mission: the hallmarks of the evolving MBA program at St. Norbert.
    ECONOMICS SNC professor weighs in on the NFL/Prime partnership Kevin Quinn (Economics) discusses the economics of the NFL’s move to streaming-only games.“The NFL has been really smart about being able to get on top of new technological innovations," Quinn says.
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Federal grant funds new opportunities in Mexico for SNC business students Students will be able to enter an international case competition thanks to funding from the Department of State’s IDEAS Program.
  • LEADERSHIP CEL to sponsor the Women’s Leadership Conference The Center for Exceptional Leadership (CEL) at SNC is proud to sponsor the Women’s Leadership Conference, Oct. 11 in Green Bay. The event will feature more than a dozen regional and national women leaders, including Denise Thomas, a CEL faculty member, as one of the keynote speakers.
    BUSINESS MBA program candidate started classes only to find out that his boss was one of the professors Aaron Kupsky ’23 and Sachin Shivaram, CEO purchasing manager at Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry and MBA adjunct professor, share their experience with the MBA program at the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics at St. Norbert College.
    BUSINESS SNC professor publishes management paper informed by lessons from a popular musical Management Teaching Review has published “Lessons on the Resource-Based View and Generic Competitive Strategies From ‘Kinky Boots: The Musical’” by Lucy Arendt (Business Administration). The movie is invaluable, Arendt says, for teaching managers about issues including conflict resolution, diversity and generic competition strategies.
  • ECONOMICS Economics faculty member talks interest rates Marc von der Ruhr (Economics) talked with WJFW-TV News about the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike and its efforts to fight inflation.
    LEADERSHIP Registration opens for next Program for Inclusive Excellence The Program for Inclusive Excellence, a six-month, cohort-based program designed to help organizational leaders cultivate a more inclusive work environment, is now taking registration for its Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 cohorts. This program is designed to deepen understanding of critical issues related to identity, encourage meaningful partnerships and collaborations, and share ways to make an impact in the communities served by participating organizations.
    ECONOMICS SNC professor weighs in on economic input of conflict in Ukraine Marc Schaffer (Economics, CBEA) discusses the expected economic impacts that the conflict in Ukraine will have on supply chains and oil prices in Wisconsin.
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