Lunch with a Leader


 

LGM Alumni Association’s Lunch with a Leader series provides information to LGM Alumni and assists them in staying Informed, Engaged and Involved.

Please come and bring guests!

Topic: Philanthropy in the Community

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

R.S.V.P. By: Date March 16th

Time: 11:30-1:30 (including networking, luncheon, speaker, Q&A)
Location: The Madison Club, 5 East Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 255-4861

Admission: $20.50
Speakers: We are thrilled to present TWO speakers this time!

Come see fellow LGM Alumni Tom Linfield and Steve Goldberg talk about the impact of philanthropy in the community. These leaders have deep knowledge about the rich array of projects and initiatives that benefit our community.


Steve Goldberg (LGM 11)
is Executive Director of the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation, in Madison, Wisconsin, and has been with the CUNA Mutual organization since 1968.  A lifelong Madisonian, Steve is a 1972 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he was also an Evans Scholar.
His community service has included terms on the boards of United Way of Dane County, Family Service, the Dane County Community Action Commission, Dane County Social Planning Agency, Summit Credit Union and the Madison Repertory Theatre.  He has also served on the boards of the CUNA Brokerage Service and the Insurance Consumer Affairs Exchange as well as many more chair positions.  He is also active in the Rotary Club of Madison and is founder and past-president of the Madison Consumer Credit Counseling Service.  He is a 2003 graduate of the Leadership Greater Madison program.

Tom Linfield (LGM 7) is the Vice President of Grantmaking and Community Initiatives at the Madison Community Foundation. In this role he coordinates the foundation’s competitive grantmaking throughout Dane County, facilitating over $1.5 million in awards each year. He also works with area leaders and nonprofit directors to explore and build viable community initiatives. Recent projects include a major library collections project, tripling the number of local community gardens, and building the capacity of the county’s food pantry network. Prior to joining the Madison Community Foundation, Tom was Training and Grants Director for the National Center for Outreach, Grants Manager for Wisconsin Public Television, and Foundation and Government Relations Manager for Edgewood College. As a grantwriter he has raised over $15 million in grants for education, arts and community projects. Tom is a graduate of Brandeis University. He was a m! ember of LGM 7 and served seven years on the LGM Alumni Association Board, co-chairing the education committee. He is a practicing fine artist, exhibiting regularly in the Madison area, and just completed four years as chair of the Board of Madison Area Open Arts Studios.

If you are interested in attending, please contact The Madison Club at 255-4861. Your payment will be processed at the luncheon. The Madison Club accepts cash, checks and credit cards.

Thank you for your interest in the LGM Alumni Association. Our website address is: http://lgmalumni.wordpress.com.

We are closing in on a date for our March Lunch with a Leader. We may have two speakers, stay tuned for more information soon!

Time: 11:30-1:30 (including networking, luncheon, speaker, Q&A)
Location: The Madison Club, 5 East Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 255-4861
Admission: $20.50

R.S.V.P. by Friday, October 29th at 5 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please contact The Madison Club at 255-4681. Your payment will be processed at the luncheon. The Madison Club accepts cash, checks and credit cards.

In Londa’s speech, “Leadership:  Making a Positive Difference”, she’ll talk about why community involvement is essential for a leader today, and what does it take to be a great leader in this environment?

Londa J. Dewey joined The QTI Group, a Madison based Human Resources Company as President in November, 2007.  Prior to QTI, Londa spent 25 years with U.S. Bank and its predecessor organizations.  Most recently, Londa served as president of the U.S. Bank Private Client Group and the market president of U.S. Bank Madison.  She is the past chair of the Board of the United Way of Dane County and past United Way campaign chair. Dewey also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Meriter Health Services Inc. and is the past Board President of Camp Manitowish YMCA.  She is Vice Chair of the Edgewood High School Board, and on the University of Wisconsin Family Business Advisory Board. Londa also serves on the American Family Insurance Board of Directors and Madison Gas and Electric Board of Directors.  Dewey is a member of the Downtown Madison Rotary Club. Her past involvement includes chair and board service in a number of other business, art and school or! ganizations.

You won’t want to miss hearing from Londa, so R.S.V.P. today!

This is a final call for RSVP’s for the upcoming LGM Alumni Association’s Lunch with a Leader event May 12th with speaker Andy Wallman. Read on!

Guests Welcome!

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Time: 11:30 sign-in and networking, 12:00–12:45 Lunch and Speaker, 12:45-1:00 Question & Answer period
Place: The Madison Club, 5 East Wilson St., Madison WI 53703
Cost: $20.50 via check/cash or credit card at the event
RSVP By: at noon on Wednesday, May 5, 2010
RSVP To: The Madison Club, 608-255-4861 or email to frontdesk@madisonclub.org

We are very happy to present Andy Wallman, President and Executive Creative Director, Knupp, Watson and Wallman as our speaker; he will talk about the importance and pitfalls of Social Networking.

If you’ve never seen Andy Wallman present before, you are in for a treat-he’ll inform and entertain.

Andy first joined the company of Knupp & Watson as a writer in 1989, days after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He worked a second time for the company in the early `90s. In his third and final time there, he oversees daily operations and contributes to the strategy, culture and creative product of the company. He’s worked on brands including Pepsi, Lava Lamp, Big Boy, Sargento, Huggies, Miller Brewing Company, Oscar Mayer, Fruitopia, The DISH Network, and The Green Bay Packers. His work has been featured in numerous national publications and at national award shows. Andy has spent many years in improv and sketch comedy, and has been in a rock band for over 20 years. He and his wife are raising three fantastic daughters.

We will serve a Gourmet Sandwich Buffet – An assortment of pre-made gourmet sandwiches with artisanal breads, cheeses, deli meats and condiments; house-made soup; seasonal salad; pickles; kettle chips; and house-made cookies.

Put these dates on your calendar: on 7/20 we are lucky to have Buck Joseph with us; you may recall him from the orientation days of LGM. He’s Professor Emeritus of Management, Executive Education, at the School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
On 11/2 Londa Dewey will present. She’s the president of QTI Group and an excellent, energetic speaker.

Wednesday, May 12 Andy Wallman, President and Executive Creative Director, Knupp, Watson and Wallman will speak to us about Social Networking.

If you’ve never seen Andy Wallman present before, you are in for a treat-he’ll inform and entertain.

Andy first joined the company of Knupp & Watson as a writer in 1989, days after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He worked a second time for the company in the early `90s. In his third and final time there, he oversees daily operations and contributes to the strategy, culture and creative product of the company. He’s worked on brands including Pepsi, Lava Lamp, Big Boy, Sargento, Huggies, Miller Brewing Company, Oscar Mayer, Fruitopia, The DISH Network, and The Green Bay Packers. His work has been featured in numerous national publications and at national award shows. Andy has spent many years in improv and sketch comedy, and has been in a rock band for over 20 years. He and his wife are raising three fantastic daughters.

The lunch is at the Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., and includes lunch, a speech, and a question and answer period.

The cost is $20.50. The lunch runs from 11:30-1:00
with the following schedule:

11:30 – Noon  – Networking
Noon – 12:45 – Presentation
12:45 –1:00 – Questions & Answer period. Call the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or email to frontdesk@madisonclub.org to RSVP. Payments will be processed at the lunch.  

The deadline to RSVP is noon Tuesday, May 6

We will serve a Gourmet Sandwich Buffet – An assortment of pre-made gourmet sandwiches with artisanal breads, cheeses, deli meats and condiments; house-made soup; seasonal salad; pickles; kettle chips; and house-made cookies.

LGM Alumni and guests were engaged and enthusiastic about Laurie Benson’s speech on February 23rd. Her down-to-earth manner belies the achievements she made at Inacom (which she recently sold) and in her professional career. She shared with us many things, one of which was how she built into corporate structure the opportunity to give to the community. (She said don’t wait to receive to “give back”—give first, and more will come to you that way.)

Laurie said she learned lessons along the way that helped lead to success, and we’re sharing those here:
1.    Be open to possibilities
2.    Listen to your advisors
3.    Put yourself and your needs behind the needs of your business and the people in your business
4.    If what you are doing isn’t working, change!
5.    Everything is an opportunity
6.    Listen to customers, always
7.    Intentions count more than your techniques

There was much more to Laurie’s presentation than can be captured here…attendance has its privileges! We thank Laurie for her time; many will remember her speech for a long time.

Mark your calendars now for upcoming Lunch With a Leader events!
All events are held at the Madison Club, registration will be available soon.

Wednesday, May 12, Andy Wallman, President and Executive Creative Director, Knupp, Watson and Wallman
Prepare yourself for an entertaining and informative luncheon as Andy Wallman presents at our next Lunch with a Leader.  Andy first joined the company of Knupp & Watson as a writer in 1989, days after graduating
from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He worked a second time for the company in the early `90s. In his third and final time there, he oversees daily operations and contributes to the strategy, culture and creative
product of the company. He’s worked on brands including Pepsi, Lava Lamp, Big Boy, Sargento, Huggies, Miller Brewing Company, Oscar Mayer, Fruitopia, The DISH Network, and The Green Bay Packers. His work has been featured in numerous national publications and at national award shows. Andy has spent many years in improv and sketch comedy, and has been in a rock band for over 20 years. He and his wife are raising three fantastic daughters.

Tuesday, November 2, Londa Dewey, QTI

Also, in late July we’ll be having a fun, summer outside event…speaker and details coming soon!

RSVP now for LGM AA’s Lunch with a Leader program, providing alumni with continuing education, access to community leaders and networking opportunities. Reconnect with your LGM team/class, or invite a guest! All are welcome.

We’re excited that on Tuesday, February 23rd, our guest speaker will be Laurie Benson, co-founder and former CEO of Inacom Information Systems (now CORE BTS). As CEO of Inacom Information Systems for its 25 year history, she helped the business grow into one of Wisconsin’s largest technology solutions providers. Laurie retired from the business in July 2009; but she continues her outreach by serving on the boards of WWBIC (Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative) and Henry Vilas Zoological Society, as well as on the advisory boards of UW – Madison School of Business MBA Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, UW – Madison School of Nursing, and the WI and National Girls Collaboratives. She has received numerous awards and recognition including most recently the 2009 Top 100 Women in the IT Channel by “Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine” and the 2009 National SBA Champion in Business Award.

The Wisconsin State Journal wrote: “Benson, 56, is the Small Business Administration’s 2009 National Women in Business Champion award winner, one of 15 people who were lauded by the federal agency in ceremonies in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2009 for their outstanding support of entrepreneurs. A whirlwind program for the recipients included visits to the State Department and the White House, and a question-and-answer session with President Barack Obama.”

It was her work in helping to move women’s businesses forward that garnered her the award. Laurie will talk about some leadership lessons she’s learned along the way, and share ways she and her company have engaged in the community, as well as share suggestions for others to get involved.    
 
The lunch is at the Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., and includes lunch, a speech, and a question and answer period.

The cost is $25.
The lunch runs from 11:30-1:00 with the following schedule:

11:30 – Noon  – Networking
Noon – 12:45 – Presentation
12:45 –1:00 – Questions & Answer period

The deadline to RSVP is noon Wednesday, February 17. Call the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or email to frontdesk@madisonclub.org to RSVP. Payments will be processed at the lunch. 

We will serve a Gourmet Sandwich Buffet – An assortment of pre-made gourmet sandwiches with artisanal breads, cheeses, deli meats and condiments; house-made soup; seasonal salad; pickles; kettle chips; and house-made cookies.

The Lunch with a Leader program provides LGM Alumni with continuing education, access to community leaders and networking opportunities. Guests welcome!

We’re excited that on Tuesday, February 23rd, our guest speaker will be Laurie Benson, co-founder and former CEO of Inacom Information Systems (now CORE BTS). As CEO of Inacom Information Systems for its 25 year history, she helped the business grow into one of Wisconsin’s largest technology solutions providers. Laurie retired from the business in July 2009; but she continues her outreach by serving on the boards of WWBIC (Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative) and Henry Vilas Zoological Society, as well as on the advisory boards of UW – Madison School of Business MBA Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, UW – Madison School of Nursing, and the WI and National Girls Collaboratives. She has received numerous awards and recognition including most recently the 2009 Top 100 Women in the IT Channel by “Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine” and the 2009 National SBA Champion in Business Award.!

The Wisconsin State Journal wrote: “Benson, 56, is the Small Business Administration’s 2009 National Women in Business Champion award winner, one of 15 people who were lauded by the federal agency in ceremonies in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2009 for their outstanding support of entrepreneurs. A whirlwind program for the recipients included visits to the State Department and the White House, and a question-and-answer session with President Barack Obama.”

It was her work in helping to move women’s businesses forward that garnered her the award. Laurie will talk about some leadership lessons she’s learned along the way, and share ways she and her company have engaged in the community, as well as share suggestions for others to get involved.

The lunch is at the Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., and includes lunch, a speech, and a question and answer period.

The cost is $25. The lunch runs from 11:30-1:00 with the following schedule:

11:30 – Noon  – Networking
Noon – 12:45 – Presentation
12:45 –1:00 – Questions & Answer period

The deadline to RSVP is noon Wednesday, February 17
. Call the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or email to frontdesk@madisonclub.org to RSVP. Payments will be processed at the lunch. 

We will serve a Gourmet Sandwich Buffet – An assortment of pre-made gourmet sandwiches with artisanal breads, cheeses, deli meats and condiments; house-made soup; seasonal salad; pickles; kettle chips; and house-made cookies.

The LGM AA Lunch with a Leader program provides LGM Alumni with continuing education, access to community leaders and networking opportunities. Guests welcome!

We’re excited that on Tuesday, February 23rd, our guest speaker will be Laurie Benson, co-founder, co-owner and chief executive officer of Inacom Information Systems.

The Wisconsin State Journal wrote: “Benson, 56, is the Small Business Administration’s 2009 National Women in Business Champion award winner, one of 15 people who were lauded by the federal agency in ceremonies in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 2009 for their outstanding support of entrepreneurs. A whirlwind program for the recipients included visits to the State Department and the White House, and a question-and-answer session with President Barack Obama.”

It was her work in helping to move women’s businesses forward that garnered her the award. Laurie will talk about some leadership lessons she’s learned along the way, and share ways she and her company have engaged in the community, as well as share suggestions for others to get involved.    
 
The lunch is at the Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., and includes lunch, a speech, and a question and answer period.

The cost is $25. The lunch runs from 11:30-1:00 with the following schedule:

11:30 – Noon  – Networking
Noon – 12:45 – Presentation
12:45 –1:00 – Questions & Answer period

The deadline to RSVP is noon Wednesday, February 17. Call the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or email to frontdesk@madisonclub.org to RSVP. Payments will be processed at the lunch. 

We will serve a Gourmet Sandwich Buffet – An assortment of pre-made gourmet sandwiches with artisanal breads, cheeses, deli meats and condiments; house-made soup; seasonal salad; pickles; kettle chips; and house-made cookies.

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