January/February 2023

President's Message

Diversity & Inclusion Group (DIG) Update

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The 2023 Fusion Event date has been confirmed and will take place on Tuesday, September 19th. The event will be hosted at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in the afternoon. Additional information announcing the 2023 speaker, event timeline and online registration will follow in the coming months.

Also, watch for an online survey in mid-February, which we'll use to determine our spring DIG event offerings.

Peer Group Update - Members Only Group

Our first peer group meeting in 2023 will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday, March 23rd, from 2:00 - 4:30 PM. Help set the agenda by submitting your recommended topics within your online registration. Meeting details are included below:

Date:           Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time:           2:00 - 4:30 PM
Location:    Virtual - Zoom
CPE: 3 CPE credits (must attend the entire virtual meeting & answer all polling questions)
Registration:  Click here
to register!

For that like to plan ahead, please note a new date has been selected for the in-person Spring Peer Group Meeting: Tuesday May 23, 2023, from 2:00 - 4:30 PM at Keller, Inc. in Kaukauna.
Click here to register early!

Membership Update

2023 is off to great start from a chapter membership perspective! Since our last e-newsletter in mid-November 2022, we've welcomed eight (8) members to our chapter, thanks to the recruiting efforts of our strategic partners and members. Please review and say hello to any/all the following members at future chapter events:

Courtney Christel

Accounting Supervisor
Curt G. Joa, Inc. | Sheboygan Falls
Referred by: Scott Jensen (Curt G. Joa, Inc.)

Hollie Conard

Vice President & Controller
Ahlstrom-Munksjo | Kaukauna
Referred by: Jon Calder (Truity Partners)

Ali Court
Howard Immel Inc. | Green Bay
Referred by: Sandy Friess (Wipfli)

Brad DuBord
Velocity Machine Inc. | DePere
Referred by: Sandy Friess (Wipfli)

David Govier
Appvion Inc. | Appleton
Referred by: Jon Calder (Truity Partners)

David Lichterman
Skana Aluminum Company | Manitowoc
Referred by: Mike Frey (Aon)

April Lutz

Milk Source, LLC | Kaukauna
Referred by: Tim Olson (Milk Source) & Bob Faulds (Truity Partners)

David Stone

Vice President, Finance
Broadwind Heavy Fabrications | Manitowoc
Referred by: Jon Calder (Truity Partners)

2022- 2023 Program Schedule Updates 

Member Updates | June 2019 | STOP Obesity Alliance | Milken Institute School of Public Health | The George Washington UniversityOur 2022-2023 Program Schedules have been revised again in recent weeks. Please access both the updated documents by clicking on the links below:

2022-2023 General Program Schedule
2022-2023 Virtual Professional Development Program Schedule

When additional changes occur, these documents will be posted to our news page, and also linked to the chapter's page on the FEI National Website.

Special Features


Webinar Recording: Risk Management 101 Webinar - View Replay

Whether you are looking for a refresher or have colleagues new to Risk Management in your organization, this RM 101 session provides a high-level overview on many different areas of risk. Topics covered include:

Property (4:20), General Liability (44:30), Umbrella (57:20), Auto (1:01:50), D&O (1:16:20), Employment Practices & Wage and Hour (1:30:18), Fiduciary Liability (1:35:17), Crime & Fidelity (1:39:00), Cyber (1:54:20), Contract Review (2:27:28), Certificates of Insurance & Additional Insureds (2:53:10), Data & Analytics (2:59:00), Insurance Terminology (3:10:55)

Human Capital Article: Why a Resilient Workforce Is Key in Volatile Times | Aon

Health Plan/Medical Report: Aon’s 2023 Global Medical Rate Trends Report (pdf attached) found that due to economic volatility and inflation in 2023, employers will also have to tackle a sharp increase in costs for their sponsored medical plans. Read more to find out how employers are looking to control employee health plan costs in 2023: h9p://bit.ly/3TYGi6A

Brown & Brown, Inc.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO), a leading insurance brokerage firm, recently announced a series of Healthcare Innovation seminars across the state of Wisconsin beginning in March 2023.

Healthcare Innovation: 2023 Spring Seminar Series, consisting of three parts, will dive into employee health benefit trends and the evaluation of health care innovation. All three parts will be presented in Milwaukee, at the Brookfield Conference Center, in Green Bay at the Lodge Kohler and in Wausau, at the Jefferson Street Inn & Events. Registration is now open, click on the location to register for the event in your area. If you’re a health plan sponsor, or responsible for financial decisions in your workplace, you won’t want to miss out on this series.

Part 1 – Direct Contracting: Myths, Realities, and the Way to Guarantee Performance

Part 2 – Advanced Primary Care Strategies and Key Considerations for Wisconsin Employers

Part 3 – High-Cost Claim and Pharmacy Strategies for Self-Funded Health Plans

Click here to read the entire seminar series press release.


As you begin to ponder the future of your business and your personal life, you may eventually ask yourself “what’s next?” For many senior leaders, this can be a difficult question with lasting implications. Read here

Impact Networking

5 Concerning Cybersecurity Trends of 2022 

Trends in cybersecurity in 2022 show that home and business networks continue to expand, and cybercriminals developed new ways to try to breach into those networks.  Domestically and abroad organizations are working to assemble cybersecurity teams and to implement more technology in order to stay secure. But will their cybersecurity standing be proactive enough?  

If you’d like to learn about other business trends coming next year, watch our expert-led 2023 Business Trends webinar now! 

2022 Cybersecurity Trends

Let’s go into each of the 2022 cybersecurity trends in depth.  

1. More Phishing Lures to Watch Out For 
Ransomware is Here to Stay 
3. Our Attack Surface is Larger
4. Healthcare and Education Sectors Affected by Cybercrime
5. The Cybersecurity Talent Shortage Continues

Click here to read the full article!

Jefferson Wells

Jefferson Wells
, a ManpowerGroup company, is excited to announce the launch of
The New Human Age, a global 2023 trends report, which shines a spotlight on key forces that will shape the future of work and the future for workers in a post-pandemic era.

Amidst the growing digitization of work and the workforce, ManpowerGroup’s new 2023 trends report, The New Human Age finds that although technology may be the great enabler, humans are still the catalyst to the future. This research identifies 14 key trends shaping the future of work and impacting today’s employers and the people they employ. These include shifting demographics, individual choice, tech adoption, and competitive drivers. The report also provides guidance on how employers can attract and retain talent in this new age.


UBS Retirement Plan Consulting has introduced a series of podcast for retirement plan sponsors called, “Hot Topics for Plan Sponsors.”  The goal of this series is to help retirement plan sponsors maximize their fiduciary protection, to be good stewards, and to provide the foundation for their employees to become financially and emotionally prepared for retirement.

You can listen to the podcasts on Apple iTunes by clicking the link below.


von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

Federal Trade Commission Issues Proposed Rule to Ban Non-Compete Agreements

Jan 10 2023
Posted By: Natalie D. Fluker
Practice Area: Labor and Employment

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would prohibit the use by employers of non-compete clauses, agreement terms that have the effect of imposing a non-competition obligation and would preempt all state laws that provide less protection than the proposed rule. This change would require the undoing of existing restrictive provisions with employees, with notice of the relief from compliance (with certain limited exceptions in business purchase agreements).

The proposed rule looks to ban all use of non-compete provisions with “workers,” whether paid or unpaid. Under the proposed rule, the term “worker” includes employees, independent contractors, apprentices, externs, interns, volunteers, and sole proprietors who provide a service to a client or customer. For a term to be violative of the FTC rule, if finalized, the provision would need to have the effect of prohibiting the worker from seeking or accepting employment. This includes terms under a non-competition agreement as well as a non-disclosure (confidentiality) agreement and the recoupment of training costs unless tied to the actual costs of training the employee.

Click here to read the entire article.

Weidert Group

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars and tell your colleagues: Experience Inbound is back for the eighth year with a fresh lineup of speakers and sessions. And, you don’t have to wait long because the event is in April this year! 

Experience Inbound 2023 is a one-day conference focused on maximizing today’s most effective marketing and sales strategies and tactics.

Save the date that’s best for you:

April 26, 2023 — Lambeau Field, Green Bay
April 27, 2023 — American Family Field, Milwaukee

Leading experts from around the country share results-driven strategies to grow your business. Ticket sales go live in a few weeks, check out the Experience Inbound website to find full descriptions of sessions and speakers. Interested in being a part of Experience Inbound? Contact us to discuss sponsorship opportunities or to be added to the notification list.

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