STRATTEC was formed 20 years ago as an independent public company by being spun off of Briggs & Stratton. Its 3200 employees just completed a record year of sales and profit sharing, now just a few years after its automotive customers were in bankruptcy. President and CEO Frank Krejci will describe efforts to expand its products and global presence through a unique partnership called VAST. In addition, STRATTEC is redefining its business for growth and diversification through initiatives like biometric security products and contract manufacturing of zinc die casting from its Milwaukee facility.
After fifteen years as principal trumpet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Mark Niehaus was appointed President and Executive Director of the orchestra in 2012. This move from the stage to the executive suite was unprecedented in a major American orchestra and garnered national attention. Mark discussed his transition from artist to administrator and address the future challenges for Wisconsin’s largest performing arts organization, as well as engage in a broader conversation about the important role the arts play in attracting creative, young urban talent.
Chris Layden, Managing Director of Experis, part of ManpowerGroup, is an expert on the local job scene. He shared what’s on the horizon for hiring in Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and the nation with an overview of the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. ManpowerGroup’s comprehensive quarterly forecast of employer hiring plans has been running for more than 50 years and is one of the most trusted surveys of employment activity in the world. Chris presented the hiring forecast for the fourth quarter, offering a first look at year-end hiring expectations.
A panel of Milwaukee journalists interviewed Congressman Paul in a joint program with the Milwaukee Press Club. The panel included: Kent Wainscott of WISN-Channel 12; Chuck Quirmbach of Wisconsin Public Radio; and Bill Glauber of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Unfortunately the introductions and the first question was cut off of our recording: the playback begins a few seconds into Rep. Ryan’s first response.
Rotarian Nancy Sennett, Partner at Foley & Lardner, will lead a conversation with Susan Happ, Democratic candidate for Attorney General.
As we know just from seeing the news every day, health care is undergoing rapid and fundamental change. Provider organizations recognize that employers and consumers today are looking for high-quality, cost-effective and convenient care that meets their lifestyles. Delivering this basic value proposition in a time when resources are scarcer than ever and there is uncertainty about the regulatory environment would be a challenge for any enterprise. Dr. Nick Turkal, CEO of Aurora Health Care, will discuss his views on meeting these challenges, specifically via partnerships like the new six system statewide strategic network announced on August 6.