Wisconsin School of Business alumni are making an impact on the world. Read the latest Business Badger news in Update magazine, our annual investors report Together Forward, and our Alumni News blog. Find out what your fellow alumni are up to and check out some of their recent successes, inspiring stories, and interesting features.

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Fearless Leader

Julie Howard (BBA ’85) rose to the C-suite by learning to adapt and facing challenges head on. In her time as chairman and CEO of Navigant, the company has transformed its business portfolio, innovated new service offerings, and nearly doubled in employees.


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Update Magazine

Update magazine celebrates the many facets of being a Business Badger and tells the inspiring stories of accomplished alumni, dedicated scholars, and passionate learners. Our Spring 2019 issue features fun facts about Albert O. Nicholas Dean Vallabh "Samba" Sambamurthy, keeps you up to date on the latest WSB research, and introduces you to outstanding alumni like Navigant CEO Julie Howard (BBA ’85) and LÜM CEO Max Fergus (BBA ’18).

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Together Forward

Together Forward is a collection of stories and data celebrating our donors and the impact of philanthropic investments. Read about how Business Badgers have given back, the impact of their generosity, and the gratitude that the School, its students, and alumni are proud to share.

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A Helping Hand

When the company he worked for went bankrupt, Todd Pilcher (MBA '14) suddenly found himself faced with uncertainty in his career. After earning a Wisconsin MBA on a merit-based scholarship, Pilcher was able to pivot his career, and now he pays it forward for others.

Alumni News Blog

The WSB alumni blog shares stories about educational experience, faculty excellence, and alumni engagement.

'Living Your Story:' 5 Leadership Lessons from Author Chris Westfall

October 4, 2019

"Leadership is a verb," says author and M. Keith Weikel speaker Chris Westfall. "Leadership is understood and demonstrated in action. It's not just about the words you choose." Read on for five ways you can be a better leader right now.

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Alumni Webinar Series: Mastering the Power of Influence

September 26, 2019

When influencing within an organization, two things override an elegant argument or rock-solid evidence: partnerships and flexibility. This webinar will explore actions and behaviors you can leverage to increase your influence with others at all levels within your organization.

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Business Casual: September 2019

September 25, 2019

Welcome to the first edition of Business Casual. Every other month, the Wisconsin School of Business will bring you a digest of news and features that can help you stay informed about the School and …

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Have you started a new job or changed careers? Recently received an award or an honor? Completed a major accomplishment or milestone in your career? Share your news with fellow Business Badgers in Update magazine.