MARQUETTE CIRCLES NETWORKING EVENT - NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Riverview Gardens Community Center
1101 S. Oneida St.
$15 per person*
Includes attendee directory, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
* Special pricing available; see online registration for details
4:30 p.m. — Pre-event Case Discussion (optional; see below for details)
5:00 p.m. — Registration
6:00 p.m. — Keynote Interview: The Intersection of Business and Social Impact in the Fox Valley
- Bob Keller, Chairman, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., and President of J. J. Keller Foundation, Inc.
- John Schmidt, President and CEO, U.S. Venture, Inc.
Networking to Follow Interview
- Meet with Marquette alumni, parents and friends connected to your business sector.
MORE ABOUT THE KEYNOTE:
Join business, civic and philanthropic leaders Bob Keller and John Schmidt for The Intersection of Business and Social Impact in the Fox Valley.
Bob Keller, Chairman, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.; President, J. J. Keller Foundation, Inc.
Bob Keller’s career at J. J. Keller started at the age of 12, when he began cleaning floors in the downtown Neenah offices. He was appointed president in 1983 and assumed additional responsibilities as chief executive officer in 1988. J. J. Keller is one of the largest employers in Wisconsin’s Fox River Valley, employing more than 1,200 associates and serving more than 300,000 customers, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 1,000. J. J. Keller has made it a mission to give back, donating more than $35 million to more than 500 nonprofit organizations.
John Schmidt, President and CEO, U.S. Venture, Inc.
Named president and CEO of U.S. Venture, Inc. in 2007, John Schmidt is responsible for the strategic direction, talent management and financial performance of a $6 billion business. Headquartered in Appleton, U.S. Venture has national affiliations with BP/Amoco, ExxonMobil, Goodyear and Michelin, among others. Schmidt’s most recent civic endeavor is the Riverview Gardens project, a socially innovative, self-supporting venture that engages Fox Valley residents in community stewardship
of a market garden enterprise, community park space and job training program.
Dr. Jeff Snell, Grad ’96, Special Adviser to the President, Marquette University
Founder, Midwest Consortium for Social Innovation, and Co-founder, Executive
Social Innovation Leadership Experience
PRE-EVENT CASE DISCUSSION
The Meaning of "Social Entrepreneurship" by Dr. J. Gregory Dees, Faculty Director
of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University’s
Fuqua School of Business
Facilitated by Dr. Jeff Snell
This interactive case discussion will feature a conversation about social entrepreneurship, a concept that’s gaining popularity but means different things to different people. What does social entrepreneurship really mean? What does it take to be a social entrepreneur?