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Keynote Speaker Presentation
International Chief Executive Officer
(CRI CEO) of Cooperative
Agriculture - A Few Feed the World
Doug Wilson is the CEO of Cooperative Resources International (CRI) in Shawano, Wis. Formed in 1993; CRI became the nation's first agricultural holding cooperative. Wilson provides leadership to the $205 million cooperative and its 1,600 employees and nearly 15,000 members. During his 46 years of involvement in the agriculture industry, Wilson has worked for the betterment of the industry specifically in the development of dairy genetic programs.
He has become known worldwide as an industry leader and earned recognition as the World Dairy Expo Industry Person of the Year, Iowa State University Distinguished Dairy Science Graduate, University of Wisconsin-River Falls Distinguished Agriculturist and Dairy Shrine Guest of Honor. He also earned the University of Wisconsin Honorary Recognition in Agriculture and the American Dairy Science Association Distinguished Service Award.
Wilson served as President of the National Association of Animal Breeders and was President of the Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives. In 2000 he was awarded the Cooperative Builder Award. He has served on numerous university and government agency panels and commissions. Wilson is a great advocate of youth in agriculture and has served on many committees that promote this mission. Wilson is a popular speaker on the cooperative movement and dairy industry; his down-home humor is often intertwined with a strong, impactful message.
Professional Development Session
Presented by BMO Harris Bank
Topic: US Market Outlook –
The 15-20 Year Bull Market
- Brian Belski -
Chief Investment Strategist
BMO Capital Markets Corp.
Brian, Chief Investment Strategist and leader of the Investment Strategy Group, provides strategic investment and portfolio management advice to both institutional and private clients. Brian’s group produces several investment strategy publications on a regular basis, with particular focus on both the US and Canadian equity markets. In his more than 26 years in the investment industry, Brian has held various strategy and research positions, most recently as the Chief Investment Strategist at Oppenheimer & Company. He has also spent time as the Chief US sector Strategist at Merrill Lynch and the fundamental market strategist at Piper Jaffray.
Brian is frequently quoted in the financial press, including regular appearances on CNBC, as well as other media outlets such as Bloomberg and BNN. In addition, he was named the most accurate strategist on Wall Street according to a 2004 poll conducted by USA Today. Most recently, his forecast for the US stock market in 2012 was within one point, while his 2014 forecast missed by less than 9 points. Brian holds a B.Sc. degree from St. Cloud State University and is located in both New York and Toronto.
Professional Development Session
Presented by Experis Finance & Right Management
Topic: Human Age 2.0: Future Forces at Work
ManpowerGroup’s recently released report, Human Age 2.0: Future Forces at Work, provides valuable insights on how organizations can best navigate the changing world of work. Many expected that as the recession subsided, the world would return to business as usual. That hasn’t happened. The business environment today is increasingly less stable and hard to predict - we call it certain uncertainty. Businesses are adjusting by exploring new strategies that are better suited to rapid change, shorter business cycles, technological disruption, skill shortages, etc. Our discussion will focus on current trends that require employers and individuals to develop new playbooks to win in the reconfigured labor market.
- Laura Byxbe -
Career Management Consultant
Laura Parrino Byxbe is a Career Management Consultant with 15 years of experience with Right Management. She has spent her entire career assisting people in transition, with additional experience in recruitment, coaching, entrepreneurial ventures, social media and speaking engagements.
Consulting Experience Business/Organizational Leadership Experience
Throughout her tenure with Right, Laura has provided transition coaching to both individuals and groups by conducting one-on-one sessions, workshops and presentations. Her candidates range from entry-level to seasoned executives and come from diverse companies and industries from Fortune 500 to small niche businesses.
Laura’s experience as a recruiter in the staffing and direct placement industry provides her with deep expertise in the hiring process. She is particularly skilled in assessing strengths and determining cultural fit.
Education and Training
Laura attended Marquette University with a major in Journalism. She is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), and is certified in administering the Birkman FirstLook Assessment.
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March 15, 2016 Chapter Meeting: Instructional Method: Group-live Experience Level: Basic Prerequisites / Advance Preparation: None Field of Study: Professional Development Session = Personnel/HR and Economics; Keynote Speaker Session = Business Management & Organization; Recommended CPE Credits: Professional Development Session = 2.5; Keynote
Speaker = 1.5.
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