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Mission-Driven Leaders: Denise Thomas, '06

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Effective Communication + Mission Driven Actions = Great Leadership

Denise Thomas, ’06
President of The Effective Communication Coach, LLC

  • 7:30am Breakfast and Interactive Networking Session: Sponsored by the Stritch Alumni Association
  • 12:00pm Keynote Speaker

Denise Thomas is an active dynamic speaker and effective communication coach who uses engaging and relevant techniques in her role as “The Effective Communication Coach.” Over the past 14 years, Denise has earned various awards based on her successes in Global Supply Chain and Information Technology for Toyota, ConAgra Foods, PepsiCo, General Electric and MillerCoors. She was recognized as the 2015 ONE MKE Drivers of Diversity Professional of the Year, NV Magazine 2016 Movers & Shakers, and the MillerCoors 2015 Q3 BIS Diversity and Inclusion Award Recipient. Denise earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Stritch and completed the University’s African American Leadership Program.


Personal Mission: Transforming emerging leaders and ambitious professionals into recognized entrepreneurs and leaders by mastering the art of effective communication and networking.


About 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 and all are welcome. There is no cost to attend, compliments of the Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Association and University Advancement. Mission-Driven Leaders evolved from the successful Business Leaders with a Conscience Speakers Series. View video recordings of prior featured speakers.

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