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December 10th, 2015 at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

Thank you to everyone who made the eighth annual Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference a success!  We’d like to give a special thanks to our keynote speakers Tom Sonnleitner and Roy Thilly.   You can view video of our keynote speakers as well as summaries of the conference breakout sessions below.

We hope you found the conference to be both informative and inspiring and we hope to see you again next year!

For more information about why this conference is a sustainable event, click here.



2015 WI Sustainable Business Conference

Morning Plenary

Welcome and Opening Remarks (VIDEO)

  • Tom Eggert – Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council

UW-Oshkosh Chancellor’s Welcome (VIDEO)

  • Andrew Leavitt, Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Co-host Welcomes (VIDEO)

  • Kathy Kuntz – Cool Choices

  • Buckley Brinkman – Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Opening Keynote (VIDEO)

  • Tom Sonnleitner – Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services at UW-Oshkosh​

Afternoon Plenary

Closing Keynote (VIDEO)

  • Roy Thilly – Former President and CEO of WPPI Energy

Closing Remarks (VIDEO)

  • Tom Eggert – Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council

Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Innovations in Sustainability

    • Patrick Cain – General Plastics

    • John Davis – Letterhead Press

    • Sean Hurley – Rockline Industries

  • Employee Engagement: Making Sustainability Part of the Culture

    • Jacquelynn Voss – Oshkosh Defense LLC

    • Denise Devereaux – Mercury Marine

    • Shannon Bunsen – UW Health

  • Building Systems and Sustainability

    • Jason Tienor – Telkonet

    • Graham Morin – Johnson Controls

    • Stu Carron – PACE Equity

  • Pathways to Sustainability

    • Kim Marotta – MillerCoors

    • Emily Swift – American Family Insurance

    • Jessy Servi – Outpost Natural Foods

  • Marketing and Branding

    • Michael O’Connor – Dominion Properties

    • Norman Nance – KI

    • Jim McCabe – Milwaukee Brewing

  • Tour of the UW-Oshkosh Dry Fermentation Biodigester

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Supply Chain Innovation and the Value of Collaboration

    • Shannon Bunsen – UW Health

    • Iqbal Mian – Ministry Health Care

    • Tina Wagner – CNH

  • Water as a Sustainability Issue

    • Jonah Smith – MillerCoors

    • Stephanie Davidson – Johnson Controls

    • Andy Diercks – Coloma Farms

  • Telling Your Story Through Sustainability Reporting

    • Karen Sommer – Johnson Controls

    • Lisa Geason-Bauer – Evolution Marketing

    • Jennifer Schloesser – Empire Screen

  • Building Bridges between Business and Academia

    • Kevin Tubbs – Oshkosh Corporation

    • Steve Dunn – University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

    • John Katers – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

  • Sustainability Metrics

    • Samantha McKeough – HealthPartners Inc.

    • Nathan Nissen – Kohler Co.

    • Kaitlyn Gilles – Green Bay Packaging Inc.

  • Tour of Sage Hall (LEED Gold Designation)

This event is possible because of the generosity of our sponsors, partners, volunteers, and attendees.

Conference Sponsors

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