Executive-in-Residence Program

Since its inception in 2003, the Executive-in-Residence program’s objective has been to offer UWRF students and the St. Croix Valley community the opportunity to meet and interact with influential business leaders.

As guest lecturers, the Executives-in-Residence share their experience and business insights with students in the classroom. 

“Past participants in the program have included business executives representing a wide variety of companies from food to manufacturing to aviation, heads of not-for-profit organizations, entrepreneurs and UWRF Emeritus,” according to Dr. Glenn Potts, Dean of the College of Business and Economics. 

“Our students benefit greatly from the knowledge these executives bring to a classroom discussion and public lecture,” says Dean Potts. “For the Executive-in-Residence, it is an opportunity to meet the upcoming generation of business leaders.”

The Executive-in-Residence program brings executives to campus in the fall and spring semesters. The College of Business and Economics and First National Bank of River Fallslink co-sponsor the program.

Fall 2013 Executive-in-Residence
Shannon Zimmerman,
CEO and Founder

Spring 2013 Executive-in-Residencelink
Daniel Florness,
CEO and Executive Vice President
"Surround Yourself with the Best"link

Fall 2012 Executive-in-Residence
Julie L. Bushman,
Executive Vice President
Safety, Security and Protection Services Business
3M Company
"Transformational Leadership"

Spring 2012 Executive-in-Residencelink
S. Mark Tyler,

President and Founder, OEM Fabricators, Inc.
"Defining and Achieving Success"link

Spring 2011 Executive-in-Residence
Brad Hewitt,
President and CEO of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
"Social Business and Social Capital - What's Old Is New Again"link