David Cooks, author of “Getting Undressed-From Paralysis to Purpose”, shares his personal journey of how he discovered purpose in the midst of personal tragedy. A Milwaukee native, David’s compelling story began with basketball on the playgrounds of Milwaukee and eventually led him to Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke University. David shares his struggles as well as his successes on and off the basketball court as a T-6 paraplegic, with honesty, perseverance and faith.
Melissa Goins is the founder and president of Maures Development Group. She will discuss the Historic Garfield Redevelopment project, which will include the new home for America’s Black Holocaust Museum. This museum has been closed since 2008, and is slated to reopen this fall as part of a $17.7 million project being led by Maures Development LLC and Jeffers & Co.
Kathleen Bartzen Culver is an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication and associate director of the Center for Journalism Ethics. Long interested in the implications of digital media on journalism and public interest communication, Culver focuses on the ethical dimensions of social tools, technological advances and networked information. She combines these interests with a background in law and the effects of boundary-free communication on free expression. She also serves as visiting faculty for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and education curator for PBS MediaShift.
Every business, everywhere is experiencing disruption. As a commercial printer, Quad/Graphics experienced disruption much earlier than other companies. Under the leadership of Chairman, President & CEO Joel Quadracci, Quad has undergone – and continues to undergo – a remarkable transformation. Join Joel as he shares highlights from Quad’s 48-year transformative journey – from a family-owned upstart that underwent rapid greenfield growth to a publicly traded enterprise known for disciplined industry consolidation to today – an integrated marketing solutions provider that helps clients plan, produce, deploy, manage and measure creative assets across all channels (not just print). Quad’s journey has lessons for every leader in every discipline. And, Joel’s gift for storytelling will make it memorable.