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. For information about our current Mission-Driven Leaders sessions and upcoming speakers, please click here.

Recordings of Past Speakers

Dr. Roxie Hentz, Ph.D., '01, '09
Founding Executive Director
CEOs of Tomorrow, Inc
November 14, 2017

Dr. Roxie Hentz video

Dr. Roxie Hentz
Dr. Anselmo Villarreal, Ph.D., '14
President and CEO
La Casa de Esperanza, Inc.
May 5, 2016

Dr. Anselmo Villarreal video

Dr. Anselmo Villarreal
Jill Fox, M.B.A., '00
Senior Vice President, Human Capital Business Partner
Robert W. Baird & Co.
April 18, 2016

Jill Fox video

Jill Fox
Gina Green-Harris, M.B.A., A.A.L.P., '12
Director of Milwaukee Outreach and Program Services
University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
March 22, 2016

Gina Green-Harris video

Gina Green-Harris
Garfield Plunkett, M.B.A., Business Administration, '09
Real Estate Developer Transforming Lives  
November 18, 2015

Garfield Plunkett video

Garfield Plunkett
Shary Tran, M.B.A., '08
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
October 19, 2015

Shary Tran video

Shary Tran
Brian Dunsirn, B.S. Management, '86 
Chairman and CEO
Dunsirn Partners
September 15, 2015

Brian Dunsirn video

Brian Dunsirn
James “Jim” Lindenberg, M.B.A., '93
Lindy Enterprises
April 20, 2015

Jim Lindenberg video 

James 'Jim' Lindenberg
Susan Marshall, B.S.M., '86
The Backbone Institute
March 26, 2015

Susan Marshall video 

Susan Marshall
Ray Allen, M.S.M., '85
Publisher, The Madison Times
Deputy Secretary, State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
February 17, 2015

Ray Allen video 

Ray Allen
Michael Steger, A.S.B., '97, B.S.M., '99, M.B.A., '05 
VP & Chief Operating Officer
Waukesha Metal Products 
January 28, 2015

Michael Steger video

Michael Steger
Tina Beckett, M.B.A., '05
Massage Envy Spa
November 13, 2014

Tina Beckett video

Tina Beckett
Silvia Perez-Rathell, M.S.M., '05
National Senior Director
Corporate and Federal Relations League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
October 14, 2014

Silvia Perez-Rathell video

Silvia Perez-Rathell
Brian J. King, B.A., '88
Global Brand Office for Marriott Endorsed Brands at Marriott International
September 22, 2014

Brian J. King video

Brian J. King
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
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