This Year’s Conference:
Date: December 13th, 2013
Hosted By: Lands’ End, Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Open to: All Wisconsin Businesses
Keynote Address: Tom Boldt, CEO, The Boldt Company
& Christopher A. Ruud, VP, Global LED Adoption, Cree
7:45-8:45 am – Registration
8:45 – 9:10 am – Welcome & Opening Remarks- Tom Eggert & Kathy Kuntz
9:10-9:20am – Lands’ End Welcome – Edgar Huber, CEO, Lands’ End
9:20 – 10:00 am – Opening Keynote – Tom Boldt, CEO, The Boldt Company
10:00 – 10:30 am – Morning Break
10:30 – 11:30 am – Morning Breakout SessionsEnvironmental Management Systems 1. Todd Schmitt, Quality Manager, Corenso North America 2. Randy Nedrelo, Environmental Manager, LaCrosse County 3. Amanda Goetsch, Environmental Sustainbility Manager, InPro Employee Engagement 1. Randy Peterson, Senior Director of Sustainability, Lands’ End 2. Chad Pingel, Sustianable Services Manager, Miron Construction Co., Inc. 3. Amy Kumaraperu, Human Resources Representative, Menasha Co. The Profit in Sustainability 1. Marshall Atkinson, COO Visual Impressions 2. Mike Skelton, Manager of Manufacturing Services, RB Wagner 3. AJ Gordon, President, Gordon Aluminum Industries Water Efficiency 1. Mark Winkler, CFO, JW Winco 2. Dan Anderson, Corporate Safety Environment & Energy, Phillips Medicare 3. Brad Whalen, Facility Operations Specialist, American Family Small Business 1. Brenda Jessen, Director of Marketing & Business Development, H&H 2. TBA 3. Jeff Neubauer, CEO, Kranz Inc.
11:30 – 11:45 am – Second Morning Break
11:45 am – 12:45 pm – Lunch
12:45 – 1:00 pm – Recognition of 2013 Green Masters
1:00 – 1:15 pm – Afternoon Break
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Afternoon Breakout Sessions:Transportation Logistics 1. Eric Kruse, Alternative Fuels Specialist, Kwik Trip 2. Jim Fenzel, VP of Distribution, Roundys 3. Chris Schneider, Natural Gas Vehicle Manager, Honda Motorwerks Supply Chain Management 1. Clay Nesler, VP Global Energy & Sustainability, JCI 2. Kristin Lewis, Director of Corporate Communication & Engagement, Fairmount Minerals 3. Jeff Keyes, Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, Bosch Packaging Technologies, Inc. Customer Engagement 1. Lisa Geason-Bauer, President, Evolution Marketing 2. Adam Sodersten, Public Relations, Lands’ End 3. Russ Klisch, President, Lakefront Brewing Innovations in Waste Management 1. Bob Schoenhard, EHS Manager, Foremost Farms 2. Jessy Servi, Sustainability Manager, Outpost Natural Foods 3. Ali Shana’a, TC Processing Unit Specialist, Frito-Lay Building Partnerships 1. Denise Deverauex, VPH Human Resources, Mercury Marine 2. John Fojut, VP Corporate Sustainability, Kohl’s 3. Wade Noldte, VP of Operations, Century Foods
2:15 – 2:45 pm – Second Afternoon Break
2:45 – 3:45 pm – Closing Plenary- Christopher A. Ruud, VP, Global LED Adoption, Cree
3:45 – 4:45 pm – Reception
What Should Sustainability Mean to You & Your Business?
Sustainability is collaboration. It is innovation. It is breaking outside the box and into the cutting edge of business opportunity and experience. It is leadership. It means saving time and money, gaining reputation and customers, enhancing employee well-being and slashing turnover rates, and planning beyond the quarterly report. It is vital to the future of business. It is cutting edge. It is the future. It is the solution.
Why Should I Attend?
If you’ve never attended or even if you’ve been present at the previous 5 conferences, this conference is for you. Come expecting to deepen your understanding of and learn about cutting edge business sustainability practices. Expect to leave with knowledge of what others have gained, what lessons they’ve learned, and what they would change about their sustainability initiatives. If you’re deeply involved in sustainability initiatives for your business, this is for you. If your interested in understanding what the hype about sustainability is, this conference is for you too. Wherever you may be in your sustainability journey, whatever shade of green you are, we have shaped this conference to you. Register here.
What Makes This Conference Unique?
We are a group of Wisconsin businesses dedicated to sustainability. We strive to be transparent and learn form each other by spreading our knowledge to one another. We are believers in leading by doing and we embrace the philosophy of inclusivity, integrity, stewardship and continuous improvement as outlined by the ISO 20121 framework. We have a strong and optimistic vision of a successful sustainable, transparent, Wisconsin business community that will stand out nationally. Come be a part of the movement. To register, click here.
We understand this conference may be a longer commute compared to previous years’. In addition to providing coach busing options from varying parts of the state, we have put together a list of hotels both in the Dodgeville area as well as Madison area available to you at corporate rates. If there is an available website, it is linked to the hotel’s name. Check out your options below and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns!
|Hotel:||Best Western Quiet House||Brewery Creek Inn||Quality Inn|
|DOWNTOWN MADISON AREA|
|Hotel:||Hilton Madison Monona Terrace||Hyatt Place||HotelRED||Madison Concourse|
|Hotel:||Hampton Inn & Suites||Hilton Garden Inn||Courtyard Madison West/Middleton|