President's CEO Breakfast Series




Silver Lake College is kicking off its third President’s CEO Breakfast Series in January. The series will feature four speakers who share the college’s commitment to investing in the betterment of Manitowoc County and neighboring communities.

“The President’s CEO Breakfast Series is a great way for community and business leaders to connect and learn.  This series reflects the central role that Silver Lake College plays in our community as an educational and professional resource,” said Dr. Chris E. Domes, president of Silver Lake College. 

Sponsor a young professional

The program also offers opportunities to provide leadership development for those in the early years of their careers, who often have tight budgets or work for not-for-profit organizations. The cost is just $95 to sponsor a young professional and includes all four sessions. Silver Lake College will collaborate with local businesses and not-for-profits to select these recipients. Sponsors will have a chance to personally meet the young professionals they have sponsored and the sponsoring individuals or businesses will be recognized on the event program and in slides shown during registration.

Event format

7 a.m. – Check in 

7:15 a.m. – Breakfast buffet opens 

7:30 a.m. – Program begins 

8:30 a.m. – Program concludes

Tickets are $30 each. 

Purchase your tickets

Click here to purchase your tickets for the President's CEO Breakfast Series or for each event held at the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road in Manitowoc.


SLC President’s CEO Breakfast offers stellar speaker line-up

The President’s CEO Breakfast Series at Silver Lake College will feature four speakers, representing diverse fields, who will speak on various topics of interest to the business community.

Lola Roeh

Lola Roeh web.jpgLola Roeh, general manager of The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, will speak about “Managing the Business — When Your Product is The Experience” on Jan. 25, 2017.

Roeh was recently appointed to the board of directors of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, a major honor in her career.

During her tenure at the Osthoff, the resort earned the AAA Four Diamond Resort rating each year, expanded its conference space, and opened its 20,000-square-foot Aspira Spa, a 100-seat restaurant, lobby lounge and cooking school. The resort also has received numerous honors, including an award as one of the 2013 World’s Best Resorts in the Continental U.S. and as one of the Top 500 Hotels and Resorts in the World in 2014, both from Travel + Leisure magazine.

Roeh brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, which included The American Club and the Kohler Design Center, both in Kohler, Wisconsin. Roeh also is active in hospitality industry associations and she was honored with the 2014 Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Legacy Award.


Glen E. Tellock

Glen Tellock web.jpgGlen E. Tellock, president and CEO of Lakeside Foods Inc., will speak about “Demands of Public Versus Private Ownership” on Feb. 15, 2017.

Tellock is the first individual outside of the founding family to lead Lakeside Foods in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  Founded in 1887, Lakeside Foods is a privately held, industry-leading international food processor. 

In addition to its Manitowoc headquarters, Lakeside has 12 plants and six distribution centers in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ohio, and employs an average of 1,700 people. 

Lakeside produces a diverse line of nutritional food products including canned and frozen vegetables, canned and frozen dry beans (kidney, black, pork and beans, etc.), canned meats, organic products, frozen dessert whipped toppings, pet food, and other products manufactured for major private-label and branded companies. 


Ben Harrison

Ben Harrison 2.jpgBen Harrison, CEO of Kaysun Corp. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, will speak about “Corporate Wellness” on March 29, 2017.

Harrison also is majority shareholder of Kaysun Corp., the leader in providing highly engineered injection-molded products throughout the world. Since 2003, Harrison has successfully implemented a wellness-based culture that differentiates Kaysun within the marketplace.

Harrison enjoys living an active lifestyle and has competed in numerous Ironman, Half Ironman and marathons, including the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Iowa, Iowa City, and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.


Tim Schaefer

Tim Schaefer web.jpgTim Schaefer, executive vice president of client and digital experience at Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will speak about “Leading Large Scale Change” on May 2, 2017.

He is responsible for Northwestern Mutual’s overall client experience, digital strategy and technology. He also is a member of the company’s executive leadership team and the company’s business technology committee.

Schaefer joined the company in June 1988 as a programmer in the information systems department. In May 2007, he was named an executive officer, responsible for the development and support of application systems. A year later, he was named chief information officer and department head of the information systems department. In 2013, he became executive vice president of operations and technology and in 2016, he was named to his present position.

Schaefer earned a Master of Science in management and organizational development from Silver Lake College and is a past board member of the college.


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