Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce: Announces foundation will host annual Future Wisconsin Summit

Event to Feature Release of Wisconsin 2035 Report & Interview with Generac CEO Aaron Jagdfeld
MADISON – WMC Foundation – an affiliate of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – will host its annual Future Wisconsin Summit at Monona Terrace on Thursday. The program seeks to bring together all stakeholders of the economy, including business, government and education, to develop solutions to our economic challenges and map out a path forward.

WMC Foundation will also be releasing the Wisconsin 2035 report at the event. The report will outline concerns from Wisconsin’s business community, detail challenges and propose potential solutions for long-term economic growth.

Credentialed members of the press are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Emelia Rohl at [email protected].

WMC Foundation Future Wisconsin Summit
WHEN:Thursday, December 9, 20219:00AM to 1:00PM

WHERE:Monona TerraceOne John Nolen DriveMadison, WI 53703

9:00am – Opening Remarks
Kurt Bauer, President & CEO, WMC
Rusty Schieber, Vice President of Operations, Brakebush, and Future Wisconsin Project Steering Committee Chairman

9:10am – Wisconsin 2035 Report Release: The Findings & Next Steps
Wade Goodsell, Executive Director, WMC Foundation

9:45am – Wisconsin 2035: Workforce & Education Policy
Tom Abrahamson, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations, KI
Carrie Strobel, Chief Human Resources Officer, Greenheck Group
Eric Blohm, President, Freedom Graphics Systems
Rachel Ver Velde, Director of Workforce, Education & Employment Policy, WMC (moderator)

10:30am – Break

10:45 am – CEO Fireside Chat
Aaron Jagdfeld, President & CEO, Generac Corporation
Kurt Bauer, President & CEO, WMC

11:30am – Lunch

12:10pm – Wisconsin 2035: Tax Policy
Terri Lillesand, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) Sheboygan
Mike Nikolai, President, COO & CEO, Waupaca Foundry
Wayne Southall, Horicon Works Factory Manager, John Deere
Scott Manley, Executive Vice President of Government Relations, WMC (moderator)

12:55pm – Closing Remarks
Michelle Grajkowski, Senior Director, Wisconsin Business World

1:00pm – Adjourn
Credentialed members of the press are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Emelia Rohl at [email protected].