ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
JEFF WERWIE '79
Retired, Environmental Consultant
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Jeff Werwie '79
Jeff received his B.S. in Life Sciences from UW-Parkside in 1979, and a M.S. degree in Environmental Science from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville in 1981.
He was employed at Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI), from 1980 until retirement in 2017 (37 years). Jeff held increasing levels of responsibility in environmental engineering positions at JCI, including Global Director of Environmental Affairs, which included travel to Asia, Europe, Middle East, Mexico and South America. He also served as Chairman of the Company's Global Environmental Roundtable and lead the effort to publish JCIs first Annual Sustainability Report. Currently in retirement, Jeff remains in a part-time environmental consulting role for JCI. He is also employed part-time in a leadership role at Careers Industries in Racine, a nonprofit organization that provides vocational and social services to adults with developmental disabilities in Southeast Wisconsin. Jeff also serves an Area Director for Toastmasters International in the Milwaukee area.
HEALTH CARE OF YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW
DR. JOHN WERWIE '72
Retired, Managing Partner and Founder
Dr. john Werwie '72
John Werwie recently retired from a career in dentistry and as a managing partner and founder of a Wisconsin-based oral healthcare partnership – ForwardDental, that is affiliated with similar national oral healthcare models in twenty states. His vision and leadership while Vice-President provided impactful leadership for the development of a new dental practice model that evolved into a nationally recognized oral health care model.
While attending UW-Parkside from 1968-1972, Dr. Werwie earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. In 1976, Dr. Werwie received his doctorate from Marquette School of Dentistry, followed by a two-year hospital-based dental residency in NY, NY.
During his forty-three-year career, Dr. Werwie’s continuous self-improvement committed to a pursuit of excellence, earning advanced certificates in organizational leadership, quality improvement, parenteral sedation, implant dentistry, reconstructive oral rehabilitation and oral pain management - all for the betterment of patient care.
His experiences in organizational leadership and advanced clinical skills supported his mentoring, guidance and teaching of others to become the professional that they are capable of being, helping build their courage and will to advance their professional career for success, happiness and fulfillment in the workplace and in life.
He has been recognized as the Doctor Leader of the Year; received the Doctor Spirit Award of the Year; and, has been recognized as a servant leader, catalyst and participant for many collaborative partnerships, patient care initiatives and committees for advancing an innovative dental practice into the future’s new dental healthcare model.