M. Keith Weikel MBA Leadership Speaker Series

Chris Westfall

Chris Westfall

Keynote Speaker, Author, Business Coach

As an MBA, you’ll be expected to lead teams confidently and with an inspiring message. Drawing from new strategies presented in his most recent book, Leadership Language, Chris Westfall designed this talk to illustrate how successful leaders access authentic confidence in order to turn complacency into innovation and inspiration.

Highlights from Chris Westfall’s career include:

  • Author of several books, including Bulletproof Branding, Leadership Language and the international best-seller The NEW Elevator Pitch
  • Consulted with business leaders to help launch over 50 companies and raise over $100 million in investment capital
  • Coached clients to land spots on Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den in Canada, and Shark Tank-Australia
  • “U.S. National Elevator Pitch Champion”
Peter Fuguitt

Peter Feigin

President, Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks basketball organization has a fast-paced performance culture based on finding the right people for the right jobs.Over the last five years, ownership has defined a roadmap for change that includes the lofty objective of winning an NBA Championship on the court and becoming the best Sports and Entertainment company off the court. Mr. Feigin’s presentation will outline the building blocks of change.

Highlights from Peter Feigin’s career include:

  • President of the Milwaukee Bucks (2014-present)
  • Increased attendance, ticket revenue, merchandise revenue, partnership sales, and TV viewership for the Bucks
  • Previously served as: Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; President and Chief Operating Officer of Marquis Jet Partners, Inc.; and VP of Marketing for the New York Knicks
  • Named “CEO of the Year” (Milwaukee BizTimes, 2015)
Gayle Fuiguitt

Gayle Fuguitt

Chief of Customer Insight and Innovation, Foursquare

Gayle Fuguitt is a marketing icon. Upon completion of her MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business, Ms. Fuguitt went on to challenge the marketing paradigm and bring consumer insights into the Information Age.

Highlights from Ms. Fuguitt’s career include:

  • Expanded analytics capabilities and location intelligence for marketers as Chief of Customer Insight and Innovation at Foursquare (2016-2019)
  • Was the first female President and CEO at the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), which completed “How Advertising Works Today,” one of the most influential research papers on the impact of advertising across platforms (2016)
  • Served 32 years at General Mills, including as VP of Global Consumer Insights (1997-2012)
  • Served as founding board member for the A.C. Nielsen Center for Marketing Research at the Wisconsin School of Business
 
Stephanie L. Pugliese

Stephanie L. Pugliese

President & CEO Duluth Trading Co.

Ms. Pugliese’s talk will focus on her path to leadership, growing a business with an entrepreneurial spirit, and engaging a team through a strong culture.

  • Served Duluth Trading Co. in a variety of roles since 2008, including: Vice President of Product Development (2008-2010); Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer (2010-2012); Chief Operating Officer (2014-2015); and President (2012-present) before taking the reins as CEO in 2015.
  • Prior roles include positions with Ann, Inc. and senior executive positions with Lands’ End, Inc.
Peter Vanham

Peter Vanham

Author, media strategist, business journalist

  • Currently serving as US Media Lead at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, managing relations with US-based media outlets
  • Author of “Before I Was CEO” (Wiley, 2017) exploring the life and career lessons of leaders before they reached the top
  • Contributor to the Financial Times, Business Insider, and World Economic Forum Agenda
  • Previous roles include: consultant for Bain & Company; US country manager for legendary cycling Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx; founder and gardener of his own company, Via Verde
  • Received his M.A. in Business & Economics Journalism from Columbia University
Marc S. Pritchard

Marc S. Pritchard

Chief Brand Officer at Procter & Gamble

As the top brand builder at Procter and Gamble, Mr. Pritchard believes in the power of brands to serve people, while also being a force for good through ethics and corporate responsibility, community impact, diversity and inclusion, gender equality and environmental sustainability.

Highlights from Mr. Pritchard’s career include:

  • Held multiple roles in his 36 years at Procter & Gamble, including: President of Global Cosmetics & Personal Care President of Strategy, Productivity & Growth; President of Global Strategy; Global Brand Building Officer; and his current role as Chief Brand Officer
  • In 2017, received “Executive of the Year” Award from the Interactive Advertising Bureau
  • In 2017, received “Marketer of the Year” Award from Marketing Week
  • Received “#1 Power Player” Award from Advertising Age, Marketing Industry Worldwide in 2008, 2009, and 2017
Susan Chapman-Hughes

Susan Chapman-Hughes

EVP, Global Head of Digital Capabilities, Transformation and Operations, GCS at American Express

In her current role as Executive Vice President at American Express, Mrs. Chapman-Hughes drives data and insights to power the overall business strategy, while overseeing the customer digital experience and a global team of 1000+ employees.

Highlights from Mrs. Chapman-Hughes’ career include:

  • She serves on the Board of Directors at Potbelly Sandwich Works, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Better Chance, Inc., and Girls, Inc. 
  • Previously, she spent over 5 years as CAO/Global Head of Operations and Strategy at Citigroup, where she spearheaded Citi’s $50 billion Climate Change and Sustainability Initiative.
  • She has been named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company (2013) and one of the “75 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Black Enterprise (2010).
  • Mrs. Chapman-Hughes is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison MBA Program (Real Estate) and previously served on the Dean’s Advisory Board.