Mission-Driven Leaders

The Mission-Driven Leaders Series features successful Cardinal Stritch University alumni who align their values with actions to achieve positive results for themselves, their organizations and businesses, and the society at large.


At Cardinal Stritch University, our mission is to help you find yours. One way to discover your own unique path is to learn from leaders who have successfully found their way forward by pursuing goals with purpose, intellect, compassion, and commitment. Attend a Mission-Driven Leaders session to listen to and engage with dynamic professionals who have aligned their values with actions to achieve positive results for their themselves, their organizations and businesses, and the society at large. Our featured speakers exemplify what Cardinal Stritch University strives to cultivate in every graduate: Engaged local and global citizens who build caring and thriving communities in service to the greater good.  

Each Mission-Driven Leaders session takes place in the Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center in Bonaventure Hall. The keynote conversation begins at 6 p.m. for alumni, students and community members.  A 7:00 p.m. reception with the speaker follows the session.

There is no cost to attend, compliments of the Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Association and University Advancement. For information about content, contact Dr. Mark Gesner at  mlgesner@stritch.edu. Mission-Driven Leaders evolved from the successful Business Leaders with a Conscience Speakers Series. View video recordings of prior featured speakers.

Upcoming Speakers

 March 29, 2017

Janette Braverman, '09

Ozaukee County Supervisor and Rockwell Automation Information Technology Process Leader

Janette Braverman’s professional experience spans more than 20 years in the information technology and manufacturing industries including with two prominent Wisconsin companies, Harley Davidson and Rockwell Automation. Currently an IT Process Leader for Rockwell, she leads IT Governance and daily demonstrates her passion for implementing effective IT and business process improvements.

In June 2016, Supervisor Braverman was sworn in to the Ozaukee County Board, District 24, where she became the first African American to serve in this capacity. Her various civic and volunteer roles include being a member of the County’s Health and Human Services Committee, the City of Mequon Economic Development Board, and the Milwaukee Brewers Ambassadors Network. Braverman is also an active Rotarian, the Membership & Communications board chair for Rockwell’s African American Professional Network, and has her own consulting business providing leadership and ministry training, and empowering leaders to leave legacies.

Event Information

Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time
Keynote Speaker: 6:00 p.m.
Alumni Reception with the Speaker: 7:00 p.m.

Location
Cardinal Stritch University
Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center - Bonaventure Hall
6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217 ( Map)
Free parking is available in Lot 3. 

April 24, 2017

Joaquin Altoro, ’02, ’14

Town Bank Vice President of Commercial Banking

As a proud native of Milwaukee’s vibrant community, Joaquin Altoro has become well acquainted with diverse neighborhoods in order to serve the City’s commercial banking needs. He is a multi-faceted community banking leader having significant success aligning business strategies with his personal commitment to the unique borrowing and economic development needs of diverse income customers and their neighborhoods.

Altoro combines an engaged, high energy approach with expertise in commercial banking, building supportive internal lending processes, and establishing and enhancing public and private partnerships. Altoro actively serves on various chambers of commerce and community boards, including the Public Policy Forum, the MPS Foundation, the City Plan Commission, the Nativity Jesuit Academy, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and Radio Milwaukee 88.9, among others. Along with the two business degrees he earned at Stritch, he was also proud to be the first Hispanic alumnus of the University’s African American Leadership Program.

Event Information

Date
Monday, April 24, 2017

Time
Keynote Speaker: 6:00 p.m.
Alumni Reception with the Speaker: 7:00 p.m.

Location 
Cardinal Stritch University
Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center - Bonaventure Hall
6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217 ( Map)
Free parking is available in Lot 3.