Since 1999

For over 25 years, the CEO Breakfast Series has showcased stories of distinguished business leaders over breakfast and networking with business community members. We are again pleased to present a stellar lineup of thought-provoking speakers, some at new venues for the series. All events take place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

2024-25 lineup

Brian Krenke, President and CEO, KI

“ESOP Transition – A Rewarding Experience”

Session sponsor: Nicolet National Bank
Networking sponsor: Somerville Architects & Engineers

Brian Krenke

Laurie Butz, President and CEO, Capital Credit Union

“Leadership: A Balance of Results and Relationships”

Session sponsor: VerHalen, Inc.

Laurie Butz

Jeff Lonigro, President and CEO, Bemis Manufacturing Company

“From Fortune 200 to Family Business, Key Learnings Along the Way”

Networking sponsor: JPMorgan Chase

Jeff Lonigro

Ashwani Bhatia

Abe Weber, Airport Director, Appleton International Airport

“More Space at Appleton's Airport Will Take Customers to More Places”

Session sponsor: Bank First

Abe Weber

Rob Zerjav, President/CEO/Managing Partner, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
7:30-8:30 a.m.Fox Cities Stadium

“From Intern to CEO - Making the Most Out of Curveballs”

Session sponsor: ISG, Inc.
Networking sponsor: TDS Fiber

Rob Zerjav

Rashad Cobb


Cost is $60 per session. Register for the entire seven-session series for just $315, a 25% savings off the cost of sessions purchased separately ($420).

Space is limited so register today.

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Presenting Sponsor

Miron Construction logo

Title Sponsors

Amundsen Davis Logo

Johnson Financial Group logo

In-Kind Sponsors

Insight Magazine logo

New North Logo

WHBY logo

Session Sponsors

Bank First National

Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry Law Firm logo

ISG, Inc. logo

Nicolet National Bank logo

VerHalen logo

Networking Sponsors

BayCare Clinic logo

JP Morgan Chase logo


TDS logo

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