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.

Consistent with St. Norbert College’s mission, values and traditions, we will take a safety-first approach to all campus activities by following local, regional and CDC public-health guidelines. Guests to the CEO Breakfast Series are expected to follow college COVID-19 protocols while onsite, including masking while indoors.

2021-22 Series

Marketing Meets Recruiting

Heidi Strand
Blue Door Consulting

Sponsored by: American National Bank Fox Cities

Heidi Strand

The Culver’s Story

Craig Culver
Co-founder, Board Chairman, Brand Ambassador
Culver Franchising System, LLC

Sponsored by: Investors Community Bank

Craig Culver

Lessons Learned at the Intersection of Academics, Health Care and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. John Raymond
President and CEO
Medical College of Wisconsin

Sponsored by: Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry

Dr. John Raymond

Greg Linnemanstons

Not Your Grandfather’s Telephone Company: Navigating the Rapids of 21st Century Telecom

Brighid Riordan
CINO and VP of Emerging Services and Public Affairs

Sponsored by: Prevea Health

Brighid Riordan

A Family Department Store: Beating the Odds for 150 Years

Jim Von Maur
President and CEO
Von Maur

Sponsored by: J.P. Morgan

Jim Von Maur

The Power of Innovation

Louie Gentine

Sponsored by: VerHalen

Louie Gentine

Fincantieri and Servant Leadership

Jan Allman
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations and former CEO 
Fincantieri Marine Group

Sponsored by: Bank First

Jan Allman


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


Presenting Sponsor

Miron Construction logo

Title Sponsors



Insight Magazine logo 

Individual Event Sponsors

American National Bank Fox Cities logo  
Investors Community Bank logo

Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry Law Firm logo  

Bank First National

Prevea Health logo  

J.P. Morgan logo