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WAA: Lakeland Chapter Founders’ Day Celebration

Join us for a spirited Founders’ Day gathering to celebrate everything we love about our university. Build connections with local alumni as you experience an inspiring presentation from fellow Badger Michael Johnson ’78, chair of the Department of Marketing in the Wisconsin School of Business, who will share leadership lessons learned on his journey through academia. When Badgers connect, great things happen!

The cost is $37 per person. This includes a buffet dinner featuring prime rib, chicken, fish, and a vegetarian option. Appetizers, salad, dessert, and coffee are also included. Gluten-free options are available if requested during registration.

Register by May 20.

About the Program

Enjoy a special presentation:

Lessons in Leadership: A Badger’s Journey

After beginning his academic career as an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Dr. Michael Johnson’s 42-year journey through higher education has included roles as a research professor, dean, provost, and university president. His talk will reflect on how his Wisconsin education prepared him for these roles and the lessons he learned along the way. Those lessons include how good leaders go unnoticed; put their institutions first; and constantly listen, learn, and educate.

About the Speaker

Michael D. Johnson ’78 is the chair of the Department of Marketing at the Wisconsin School of Business at UW–Madison. He is also dean and E. M. Statler Professor Emeritus at the Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. A distinguished scholar, experienced academic administrator, and social scientist by training, he has published more than 100 academic articles and industry reports as well as five books over the course of his career, and he has consulted in more than 20 industries. His research interests include customer satisfaction and loyalty, customer portfolio management, marketing strategy, innovation, and corporate social responsibility.

Additional Information

When you register, please inform us of any dietary restrictions you may have or physical accommodations you may require, such as captions, interpreting services, or other needs.


The WAA: Lakeland Chapter will hold this event in accordance with all local public health guidance. Mask usage is welcome but not required. Participants who are sick are asked to stay home to help keep our Badger community safe and healthy. If conditions require a change to this event, you will be notified via email or phone call.

May 29, 2024
WHEN
May 29, 2024
5-9 p.m.
WHERE
Norwood Pines Supper Club
10171 Highway 70
Minocqua, WI
View Map and Venue Details
COST

$37

HOST(S)
WAA: Lakeland Chapter
Norwood Pines Supper Club
10171 Highway 70
Minocqua, WI
May 29, 2024
WHEN
May 29, 2024
5-9 p.m.
WHERE
Norwood Pines Supper Club
10171 Highway 70
Minocqua, WI
View Map and Venue Details
COST

$37

HOST(S)
WAA: Lakeland Chapter

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