The M. Keith Weikel Speaker Series was created to provide the opportunity for Wisconsin MBA students to interact with and learn from successful business leaders and alumni in a variety of fields.

The series was established in 2004 with a gift by John J. Oros (BBA 1971) and his wife, Anne Wackman. Oros is managing director at J.C. Flowers & Co., LLC. Today, the series continues thanks to a gift by M. Keith Weikel (Ph.D., Marketing and Economics, 1966) and his wife Barbara as the M. Keith Weikel Executive Leadership Speaker Series. Weikel retired as senior executive vice president and COO of ManorCare, Inc. in Toledo, Ohio, at the end of 2006. He has served as a director of Laboratory Corporation of America since 2003, director for Direct Supply, Inc., and director emeritus for Manor Care, Inc. He is a member of the Federation of American Health Systems and the Alliance for Quality Long Term Care.

Upcoming Speakers

2016 - April 29 | 5:00-8:00 p.m. | Plenary Room

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Michael S. Shannon

Chairman KSL Capital Partners, LLC

Previous Speakers

2016 - Feb 04 View video
Lisa Mitchell-Kastner, Vice President, Talent Acquisition

2015 - Nov 19 View video
Thomas Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor

2015 - Oct 15
Carey Lohrenz, UW-Madison Alumna,First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy

2015 - Sep 11
Scott Cook, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Intuit, Inc.

2015 - Apr 23
Dr. Richard J. Davidson, Director, Waisman Brain Imaging Lab

2015 - Feb 20
Dr. Franci Phelan, Former CHRO

2014 - Oct 23
Keith Ferrazzi, Founder and Chairman, Ferrazzi Greenlight

2014 - Sep 19 View video
Donna Katen-Bahensky, Retired President & CEO UW Hospital & Clinics

2014 - Apr 25
Pat Kampling, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Alliant Energy Corporation

2014 - Apr 24 View video
Richard “Dick” Gephardt, President & CEO of the Gephardt Group, Former United States House of Representative for Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District from 1976 to 2004, House Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995 and Minority Leader from 1995 to 2003.

2014 - Feb 13 View video
Stan Davis, Attorney at Davis & Farley, LLC, Former Regent and Chief Counsel for Governor Doyle

2014 - Jan 10
Dr. Susan Wallace, General Manager, Philips Radiation Oncology Systems

2013 - Nov 22
Paul Grangaard, President & CEO, Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation

2013 - Nov 14 View video
Tom Formolo BBA '86, Dean’s Advisory Board Member, Founder and Partner, New Harbor Capital

2013 - Nov 8
Stephen Patscot, Consultant in Talent Management, Spencer Stuart

2013 - Oct 10 View video
Viveca Chan BBA ‘76, Chairman/CEO/Founder, WE Marketing Group and WE Engauge

2013 - Sep 05 View video
Barry Calpino, Vice President of Breakthrough Innovation, Kraft Foods Group

2013 - Feb 12 View video
Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever

2012 - Dec 14
Aaron Jagdfeld, President and Chief Executive Officer, Generac Power Systems

2012 - Feb 16 View video
Bill George, Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Medtronic, Medtronic

2011 - Dec 01 View video
Steve Bennett, Former CEO, Intuit; Director, Qualcomm and Symantec, Intuit

2011 - Oct 13 View video
Albert "Ab" Nicholas, Chairman, CEO, Portfolio Manager, Nicholas Company
Bo Ryan, Head Coach, University of Wisconsin-Madison