Business Leaders with a Conscience Speakers Series

What does it mean to be a business leader with a conscience?

How can Cardinal Stritch graduates be successful in meeting the challenge of balancing people, planet and profit? Attendees at the Business Leaders with a Conscience Speakers Series learn from leaders in the field who have discovered responsible ways to navigate complex business environments and who want to employ people who know how to collaborate and make decisions that are innovative and ethical.

Each presentation takes place in the Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center in Bonaventure Hall on the Main Campus. Keynote conversation begins at 6 p.m. for alumni, students and community.  A 7 p.m. reception, with the speaker, follows. There is no cost to attend, compliments of the Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Association and University Advancement. Space is limited. RSVP online by visiting or call Michelle at (414) 410-4939.

For additional information, contact Dr. Mark Gesner at For more information about the creation and vision of the Business Leaders with a Conscience Speakers Series click here.

 Recordings of Past Speakers

Garfield Plunkett, M.B.A. Business Administration, '09'
Real Estate Developer Transforming Lives

November 18, 2015

Video coming soon

Shary Tran, MBA, '08' 
Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

October 19, 2015

 Shary Tran video

Brian Dunsirn, B.S. Management, '86' 
Chairman and CEO, Dunsirn Partners

September 15, 2015

 Brian Dunsirn video

James “Jim” Lindenberg, (MBA '93) 
President, Lindy Enterprises
April 20, 2015 Jim Lindenberg video 

Susan Marshall (BSM '86) 
Founder, The Backbone Institute
March 26, 2015 Susan Marshall video 

Ray Allen (MSM '85) 
Publisher, The Madison Times
Deputy Secretary, State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
 February 17, 2015 Ray Allen video 

Michael Steger (ASB '97, BSM '99, MBA '05) 
VP & Chief Operating Officer, Waukesha Metal Products 
January 28, 2015 Michael Steger video

Tina Beckett (MBA '05)
Owner, Massage Envy Spa
November 13, 2014 Tina Beckett video

Silvia Perez-Rathell (MSM '05)
National Senior Director
Corporate and Federal Relations League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
October 14, 2014 Silvia Perez-Rathell video

Brian J. King, (BA '88)
Global Brand Office for Marriott Endorsed Brands at Marriott International
September 22, 2014 Brian King video

John Rupcich (M.B.A., '96)
Life Style Staffing
April 30, 2014   John Rupcich video

Lori Craig (B.A., '92, M.S.M., '09)
Senior VP and Market Executive
PNC Wealth Management
March 11, 2014   Lori Craig video

Leonard Peace (A.S.B., '06, B.A., '08)
Public Affairs Specialist
Feb. 10, 2014   Leonard Peace video

Jeffrey Speller, '13
Operations Manager
Boyle Fredrickson, S.C.
Nov. 21, 2013     Jeffrey Speller video

Janice Ochenkowski, '70
Managing Director
Jones Lang LaSalle
Oct. 22, 2013     Janice Ochenkowski video

Omar Shaikh (B.A., '00)
Co-owner and President
SURG Restaurant Group
Sept. 18, 2013   Omar Shaikh video

Dr. Eve Hall (Ph.D., '09)  President/CEO
Milwaukee African American Chamber of Commerce
May 9, 2013     Eve Hall video

William O’Toole (M.B.A., ’91)   President and CEO
Catholic Financial Life
April 22, 2013

Dr. Tina Koehn (Ph.D., '10; M.B.A., '02) Vice President
March 11, 2013