A major component of the E-Lead program is exposure to and interaction with working professionals from across industries. Our industry partners guide students' leadership development in a variety of ways, such as: 

  • Hosting Leader Shadow experiences 
  • Serving as guest speakers in class 
  • Facilitating student participation in corporate leadership development programs 
  • Participating in formal and informal networking opportunities 
  • Serving on the E-Lead Industrial Advisory Board 

E-Lead Industrial Advisory Board: 

  • Pat Bartling, President, CEO, COO, Global Industrial and Manufacturing Enterprises 
  • Patricia Brigman, Director, Wisconsin Medmark
  • Pat Masterson, Vice President of Corporate Manufacturing, HUSCO International
  • Kathy Medalle, Director, Fast Jet Air & UAS Combat Support, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Todd Nicklaus, Chairman, River Valley Banks
  • Peter Panagis, Chief Information Officer, REV Group
  • Kelly Piasek, Ph.D., Vice President, Patient Centered Research, Aurora Research Institute 
  • Kathy Scherbarth, President, Kathy Scherbarth, LLC 
  • Billie Jean Smith, Intellectual Property Attorney, Boyle Fredrickson S.C. 
  • Brian Young, Principal Engineer, GE Healthcare