For the last quarter-century, the CEO Breakfast Series has brought top business leaders to campus and nearby venues, to share candid insights with others in the business community. Drawn from companies regional, national and global in reach, these leaders have shared how they’ve steered their companies successfully through challenging times and a changing business climate.

To date, the series has featured nearly 200 presenters and more than 12,000 attendees. Representing industries including healthcare, manufacturing, finance, tech and entrepreneurship, our presenters have addressed such issues as talent, change management, strategy development, culture and succession management.

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we’re proud to offer another exceptional slate of speakers, two of whom will present at new locations (see listings below). The CEO Breakfast Series is an exceptional opportunity not only to gain perspective on important issues, but to network with others who are helping to shape the region’s economy. We hope you’ll join us!

2023-24 lineup

SOLD OUT – Mike Daniels, President and CEO, Nicolet National Bank

“Lessons on the Journey From SNC Student to CEO”

Event sponsor: Nicolet National Bank
Networking sponsor: TDS Fiber

Mike Daniels

SOLD OUT – Daniel T. Ariens, Chairman and CEO, AriensCo

“From Cast Iron to Global Brands, the 130-year Partnership of AriensCo and Brillion”

Event sponsor: ISG, Inc.
Networking sponsor: M3 Insurance

Daniel T. Ariens

Marti Wronski

Gabrielle Dow

Sandy Fragale

Tim Bergstrom, President and CEO, Bergstrom Automotive

“Win in Today’s Labor Market Through Transparency, Coaching, Culture and Serving Authentically”

Event sponsor: Commercial Horizons, Inc.

Tim Bergstrom

Barb LaMue, President and CEO, New North, Inc.

“Building the Regional Economy with Midwestern Roots and Global Reach”

Event sponsor: Bank First

Barb LaMue

Registration Individual session registration is available for $60 per session. To register, click on the name of the presenter on this page. 

A portion of the proceeds will go toward the Phil Hauck Scholarship Fund that benefits an individual pursuing a Schneider School MBA or participating in the Center for Exceptional Leadership.

Presenting Sponsor

Miron Construction logo

Title Sponsors


Insight Magazine logo


New North Logo

WHBY logo

Event Sponsors

American National Bank Fox Cities logo

Bank First National


Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry Law Firm logo


Nicolet National Bank logo


Networking Sponsors

M3 Insurance logo


TDS logo

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