Guest Speakers in Management Classes

Engagement with the Business Community

 

A vital part of many students' education is learning from business leaders and management professionals.  The following business professionals spoke to Management classes [either in person or via video conference].

 

 2013-2014

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Fire Chief Gregg Cleveland, Fire Dept., City of La Crossespoke to Allan Macpherson’s  Principles of Management Thought class (MGT 328).

 

 

 

Mr. Keith Butler: La Crosse County Emergency Coordinator spoke on

“Coordinating Regional Response to Crises” to Allan Macpherson’s Crisis & Contingency Management class (MGT 400).

 

Prof. Dominic Elliot, University of Liverpool, UK, spoke on

“British Petroleum and the Moncando Well Explosion” to Allan Macpherson’s Crisis & Contingency Management class (MGT 400).

 

Mr. Kurt Bear, Mid City Steel, La Crosse, guest lectured in Gail Gillis' Total Quality Management classes, (MGT 398).

 

Liz Arnold, Director, Gundersen Global Partners, La Crosse, spoke on the topic of, “Corporate Social Responsibility,” in Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).

 

 

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Sandra McCormick, CEO, World Services of La Crosse, spoke on the topic of, “A Global Mindset and Corporate Social Responsibility,” in Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).

 

Shirley Weis, Emeritus VP and Chief Administrative Officer, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, addressed Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).

Tina Chiu, Director of Technical Assistance, Vera Institute of Justice, New York City, NY, spoke to Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).

 

 

 

Michael Santoro, Executive Producer & Founder, San Francisco [California] World Music Festival, spoke to Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).

 

 

 

Jeff Hilgert, Assistant Professor of Industrial Relations, University of Montreal, Canada,discussed, “Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work,” in Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).

 

Alan Chew, Corporate VP, Advanced Planning Group, New York Life Insurance Co., spoke to Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).

 

William Tong, Managing Director, Citibank Global Consumer Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio, spoke to Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).

 

  Steve Hardesty, VP of Leadership Solutions, Assess Systems, Dallas, Texas spoke to Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).

 

 

Lilly Liu Minkove, Principal, LM Luxury Consulting, Arlington, Virginia, spoke to Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).

 

 

Henry Shen, Professor of English, Beijing [China] University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Beihang University) spoke to Jon Ying’s Global Responsibility of Business class (MGT 408).

 

Ryan Johnson,  B. A. Burrito Co., spoke on “Starting a business thru franchising,” in Kelly Nowicki’s Entrepreneurship class (MGT 400).

 

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Casey Weiss, Access Commercial Real Estate (ACRE), St. Paul, MN, & La Crosse, spoke about his entrepreneurial experience in Kelly Nowicki's Entrepreneurship class (MGT 400)

 

 

 

Mike McGinely, Ph.D., President, Biologicals & Pharmaceuticals, Heska Pharmaceuticals, Ft. Collins, Colorado, spoke to College of Business students.

 

Brad Peterson, Engelson and Associates, La Crosse, spoke on “Record keeping, taxes and accounting for your small business,” in Kelly Nowicki’s Entrepreneurship class (MGT 400).

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Dennis Vogel, President & CEO, Citizens State Bank, La Crosse, and UW-L alumnus, spoke on “Financing your business,” to Kelly Nowicki’s Entrepreneurship class (MGT 400).

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon Prinson, Attorney with Johns, Flaherty, & Collins law firm, La Crosse, spoke on “Setting up your business…legal considerations,” to Kelly Nowicki’s Entrepreneurship class (MGT 400).

 

Linda Kastantin, HR Consultant, La Crosse, spoke on “Recruiting and hiring for your business,” to Kelly Nowicki’s Entrepreneurship class (MGT 400).

 

Mark Clements, Volunteer Chaplain, City of La Crosse Police Dept., and FBI Chaplain, La Crosse, spoke on "Chaplains in the Workplace" to William Ross' Current Topics in Human Resource Management MBA class (MGT 740). 

 

Leap Wireless logo Harvey White, CEO and Chairman of Leap Wireless International, San Diego, California, and co-founder of QUALCOMM, spoke on the topic of  “Entrepreneurship” in Charley Swayne’s Organizational Behavior class (MGT 308).

 

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Don Weber, CEO and founder of Logistics Health Inc., La Crosse, WI.  This Wisconsin Entrepreneur of the Year spoke on the topic of “Corporate culture” in Charley Swayne’s Organizational Behavior class (MGT 308).  He also spoke on "Starting Seven Businesses" in Barb Larsen's Introduction to Business class (MGT 100).

 

Chris Goodell, General Manager, La Crosse Loggers (baseball team), spoke on the topic of   “Applying business principles to the sports industry” to Charley Swayne’s Organizational Behavior class (MGT 308). Picture

 

 

Larry Gunderson, Vice President of Global Operations and Supply Chain for Avon Rubber, Madison, WI, spoke to Charley Swayne’s Organizational Behavior class (MGT 308) on the topic of “Seizing business opportunities.”

 

Mike Mashak, AXA Financial Advisors, spoke on the topic of, “Applying organization behavior in the financial industry” to Charley Swayne’s Organizational Behavior class (MGT 308).

 

 

Joe Gow, Ph.D.,  Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, spoke to Charley Swayne’s Organizational Behavior class (MGT 308).

 

 

 

 

 

Tina Schumaker, JavaVino/Absolutely Edible, La Crosse, spoke on the topic, "Starting a business" to Barb Larsen's "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

 

 

Craig Porter, CEO PlastiCert, Lewiston, MN, discussed "Managing in manufacturing"  in Barb Larsen's "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100). PlastiCert, Inc.

 

Wyatt Hrudka, Wyatt’s Bikes, La Crosse, spoke to Barb Larsen's "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

 

Beth Sullivan, Workforce Connections, La Crosse, discussed "Managing nonprofits" in Barb Larsen's "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

 

Todd Ondell, Entrepreneur, faculty member at Viterbo University, La Crosse, spoke on "Leadership and running a business" to Barb Larsen's "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

 

Diana Pronschinske, Red Cedar Bookkeeping, Holmen, WI, explained, "Accounting basics" to Barb Larsen's "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

 

Ed Jaekel, JRM & Associates,  Onalaska, WI, discussed "Accounting and other partnerships" in Barb Larsen's "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

 

Brady Lowe, Executive Community Manager, Globe University, Onalaska, WI, spoke on the topic of “Community volunteering” in Barb Larsen’s "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

 

 

 

 

Dave Skogen, Festival Foods, Onalaska, WI, spoke to Barb Larsen’s "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100) on the topic, “Operating a family business.”

 

 

 

 

Gary Luecke, Fleis Insurance/Coordinated Capital, Onalaska, WI, spoke on the topic of “Insurance and financial advising” to Barb Larsen’s "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

 

Ben Wendler, UW-L student and entrepreneur, discussed, “Starting a business while still in college,” in Barb Larsen’s "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

 

Sarah Fortune, Attorney, Hale Skemp, Hanson, Skemp, & Sleik Law Firm, La Crosse, discussed “Careers for Female Attorneys” in Barb Larsen’s "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

 

Joe Leinfelder  Joe Leinfelder, Century Foods, Sparta, WI, spoke to Barb Larsen’s "Introduction to Business" class (MGT 100).

 

Jon Ying’s “Business, Labor, & Human Rights” (MGT 431) course hosted a panel discussion on “High-skilled immigrants,” Nov, 13, 2013, and featured the following speakers: 
(a).
 Emma Hage, DVM. (Grenada).
(b).
 Benny Kusuma, MD. Hospitalist, Gundersen. (Indonesia). 
(c).
 Haleem Rasool, MD. Board certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mayo. (Pakistan). 
(d).
 Henry Shen, Visiting Researcher in the Dept. of English, UW-L, and Professor of English at Beijing Univ. of Aeronautics and Astronautics. (China). 
(e).
 Sheida Teimouri, PhD. Assistant Professor of Economics, UW-L. (Iran). 
(f).
 John Zhou, PhD.  Control Strategy Engineer, Trane. (China). 

Dr. Vincent Her, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UW-L, spoke on “The Hmong-American Experience,” in Jon Ying’s “Business, Labor, & Human Rights” class (MGT 431).

 

Dr. Victor M. Macias-Gonzalez, 2013 Wisconsin Professor of the Year and Professor of History,UW-L, discussed “Migrant workers in the La Crosse region,” in Jon Ying’s “Business, Labor, & Human Rights” class (MGT 431).

 

 

 

Jon Ying’s “Business, Labor, & Human Rights” (MGT 431) course hosted a panel discussion on “Justice for Immigrant Victims of Sexual Assault and Harassment in the Agricultural and Service Industries,” Dec., 11, 2013, (repeated April 23, 2014) and featured the following speakers:    

 
(a). Sonia Parras Konrad, JD, ASISTA, Des Moines, Iowa.
 

(b). William R. Tamayo, JD, Regional Attorney, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, San Francisco District Office.