Held twice each academic year, the Executive-in-Residence program complements and strengthens the student's classroom experience by offering real-world illustrations of the key issues encountered when managing a business firm. In sharing their vision and experiences, the high level executives help bridge the gap between theory and practice and provide insight into how difficult business decisions are made. Students learn from these business perspectives and gain awareness that future success can be achieved through continued academic growth and development. Executives also meet with university leaders and faculty from the school to exchange ideas on how the university and business community can partner together for mutual benefit.
Presented in an engaging atmosphere, participants have the opportunity to raise questions on issues of interest and from this interaction gain an appreciation of how executives make decisions, motivate, and manage. Executives find the experience to be very beneficial and gratifying in knowing they are playing an important role in shaping America's future business leaders.
Shown below are the current and past executive participants of the program.
James A. Kettinger
President & Chief Executive
Topic: "Applied Leadership Lessons - Career and Business Success Essentials"
Date: April 3, 2012
James A. Kettinger Sr. is President and Chief Executive of IEA, Inc., a Kenosha-based manufacturer of very large industrial radiators for internal combustion engines. Additionally, through its Silver Linings Division, IEA designs and manufactures thermally managed enclosures for technical data center equipment. These enclosures house computer servers, power supplies and data distribution equipment in commercial and military applications ranging from small, single site computer rooms to major data centers around the world.
Mr. Kettinger is a life long resident of Wisconsin, a 1980 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management (Accounting) degree, and a Certified Public Accountant. His career has included positions in public accounting at Price Waterhouse followed by 23 years in senior management and consulting at many public and private, middle-market, Wisconsin companies. Jim is a board member of Association for Corporate Growth and Ace Worldwide. While a student, Mr. Kettinger was the founding president of the UW-Parkside Accounting Club.
IEA is enjoying significant growth through product and customer diversification and as a result of strong market resurgence in the industries it serves. IEA's success is also attributable to its cultural transformation that emphasizes the engagement of its entire work force in business management and continuous improvement for mutual success and rewards. In his presentation, "Applied Leadership Lessons - Career and Business Success Essentials," Mr. Kettinger will share a collection of key leadership attributes that have been core to his own successes at clients and employers.
|Russell C. Weyers, Spring 2011||Michael P. Haubrich, Fall 2011|
|Jane M. Hutterly, Spring 2010||Thomas A. Burke, Fall 2010|
|Perry Yeatman, Spring 2009||Richard A. Meeusen, Fall 2009|
|Dean Sivley, Spring 2008||Kim Adriano, Fall 2008|
|Edward F. Lonergan, Spring 2007||Steve Bierman, Fall 2007|
|Greg Harper, Spring 2006||Michael Falbo, Fall 2006|
|David R. Barnes, Spring 2005||Richard V. Caskey, Fall 2005|
|J. Gary Raley, Spring 2004||Diane E. Doers, Fall 2004|
|David B. Rayburn, Spring 2003||Edward C. Emma, Fall 2003|
|Karen Johnson, Spring 2002||Jerry G. Ryder, Fall 2002|