Each year, our well-attended CEO Breakfast Series brings some of the 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.

About the series

The CEO Breakfast Series is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for local businesspeople to meet face-to-face with some of the most respected leaders in the business community – and to network with other leaders in the region.

Speakers will share their unique strategies for facing specific business challenges. Topics are selected by the speakers, and their comments are candid, insightful and not likely to be heard in public elsewhere. Seating is unassigned and questions are accepted from the audience at the end of each presentation.

You can register for individual events or the entire series. Starting this year, a portion of the proceeds will go towards the Phil Hauck Scholarship Fund that will benefit an individual pursuing a Schneider School MBA or participating in the Center for Exceptional Leadership.

2022-23 Series

Constellation Energy – The best kept secret in Green Bay!

Dan Verbanac
Senior Vice President, Retail

Sponsored by: Commercial Horizons

Dan Verbanac

Building Community Through Collaboration

Maria Van Laanen
President and CEO
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Sponsored by: American National Bank

Maria Van Laanen

Festival Foods: A Culture of Service

Mark Skogen
President and CEO
Skogen’s Festival Foods

Sponsored by: Nicolet National Bank

Mark Skogen

War for Talent

Kurt Gresens
Managing Partner

Sponsored by: ISG, Inc.

Kurt Gresens

Leading During Times of Change

Ron Dunford
President and CEO
Schreiber Foods

Sponsored by: Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry

Ron Dunford

Innovate – what are you waiting for?

Paul Snider
KBX Logistics

Sponsored by: Bank First

Paul Snider

Driving Growth in an Age-old Industry

Sachin Shivaram
Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Co., Inc.

Sponsored by: J.P. Morgan

Sachin Shivaram

Leading Through the Great ‘Exploration’

Emma McTague
Senior VP and Chief Human Resources Officer
Oshkosh Corporation

Sponsored by: New North

Emma McTague

Purpose-Driven Leadership – SOLD OUT

Laura Kohler
Chief Sustainability and DEI Officer
Kohler Co.

Sponsored by: Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry

Laura Kohler

Out of the Box: A New Vision

Russ Steinhorst
Shopko Optical

Sponsored by: VerHalen

Russ Steinhorst


The cost is $60 per breakfast session. Space is limited, so please make your reservations early.

A portion of the proceeds from the CEO Breakfast Series registrations go to the Phil Hauck Scholarship fund


Presenting Sponsor

Miron Construction logo

Title Sponsors



Insight Magazine logo 

Individual Event Sponsors

American National Bank Fox Cities logo
Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry Law Firm logo
Bank First National  


J.P. Morgan logo

Nicolet National Bank logo


New North Logo

Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry

Learn how you or your organization can become an event sponsor!