2019 Keynote Speaker
Vicki Updike brings over 25 years of executive experience with a variety of companies. Prior to consulting, Vicki held President and CMO positions at Silver Star Brands (fka Miles Kimball Company) and was an operating executive with Bergstrom Automotive. Vicki Updike brings experience in the areas of strategic planning and execution, organizational development, leadership development, and executive leadership team development.
Vicki is passionate about helping create strong, effective leadership teams. She loves a good challenge and leans on her knowledge and experiences to help build results-minded leadership qualities in each person or group she gets the privilege to work alongside.
Vicki is a graduate of the University of WI Whitewater with a BBA and an MBA from NYIT. She is a long time resident of Northeast Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband and two adult children. She is very involved in the community and holds board positions on various economic development and other community non-profit organizations. She is also a frequent speaker on leadership, women in leadership and young professionals, where she has a specific passion.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Nutrition With Alicia
Nutrition expert Alicia Brown empowers others to improve their quality of life with nutrition. By leveraging an evidence-based, lifestyle approach, she focuses on habits and mindset strategies to make meaningful change happen, long-term. As a nutrition coach, instructor and writer, she believes food should be restriction-free, fun and enjoyable, as well as nutritious.
Project Director, WWBIC
Ayse Rust serves as the Regional Project Director for the Northeast Office of The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation or WWBIC. She has over 12 years of experience working in the human service and not-for-profit fields. Previously, she was Leasing Director for the Outagamie County Housing Authority and after just under 10 years there, made a leap of faith to a different career. Starting in June with WWBIC was a vast career move; however, it gave her the opportunity to further explore and nurture her love of business and entrepreneurship. She obtained her BS in Human Services Leadership and had previous course work in business and non-profit management, as well as criminal justice. Helping others achieve greater things for themselves is something that will always be near and dear to her heart.
Owner of Navigate Marketing Group
Annette Pannier is a 30-year marketing and business veteran. Through corporate marketing at a Fortune 500 company, in leadership roles at two marketing firms, and as a business manager, Annette has fine-tuned her ability to step back, ask smart questions, evaluate the big picture, and provide a laser focus to the business solution at hand.
Her expertise in strategy, brand development, marketing, and customer engagement along with a collaborative working style provides her clients with the confidence, foundation, and tools to manage their marketing and communications more effectively.
Dr. Ashley Anne
Integrative Lifestyle Coach
Dr. Ashley Anne is an integrative lifestyle coach who helps people cultivate complete health and vitality in four dimensions of the human system: mind, body, relationships, and quantum energy. From mental and physical health issues to parenting and vicarious trauma, Dr. Anne offers solutions to a wide array of human problems using Lotus Healing – a unique model for health and wellness informed by Interpersonal Neurobiology and Quantum Physics.
With a PhD in Counselor Education (Mind); yoga teacher certification and Wellness Advocate status with doTERRA essential oils (Body); specialized research and training in relational therapy (Relationships); Level II Reiki certification and a fervor for quantum physics (Energy), Dr. Anne is highly equipped to support individuals, couples, parents, and professionals through one-on-one coaching, corporate and clinical consultation, speaking events, and the online Lotus Healing Community.
Dr. Brookh Lyons
Dr. Brookh Lyons LLC
Marketing Director, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
Diane has 35 years of experience in marketing and business development with a
demonstrated track record in the accounting industry. Her skills include the
development of practice growth strategy, marketing direction, sales management,
brand building and business development training.
- Practice growth strategy
- Business development
- Marketing direction
- Strategic planning
- Public speaking: Branding Yourself, Working the Room, Client Service, Marketing from A ‐ Z
Dr. Elizabeth A. O’Connor
Elizabeth A. O’Connor, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is also fellowship trained in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. O’Connor sees patients of all ages– from infants to the elderly, seeking cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgical procedures. More specifically, Dr. O’Connor has a special interest in breast reconstruction.
She chose to pursue breast surgery as her specialty because she enjoys working with breast cancer patients. Dr. O’Connor finds it rewarding to help restore what was taken from these patients after breast cancer treatments, as well as helping these women regain their confidence and femininity through surgery.
Dr. O’Connor practices with Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists by BayCare Clinic, and sees patients in Green Bay and Oshkosh.
Jamie Malone & Erin Minsart
Owners-Fresh Digital Marketing
Fresh Digital Marketing was founded and launched by Jamie Malone and Erin Minsart. Their story goes back to 2010 when they attended Concordia University together in pursuit of their MBA degrees. Often found partnered up for projects and seated next to each other, they always were drawn to the way their skill-sets and ways of thinking complemented each other perfectly. Even their mentor, Al Lautenslager (author of the award-winning Guerrilla Marketing series), saw the potential in their partnership.
Fast forward to now, and here they are! Relationships— and providing an informative, pleasant experience is the core of Fresh Digital Marketing’s philosophy. Even their namesake is derived from their commitment to delivering the freshest skills, knowledge and products to grow your business. The digital marketing industry moves fast, and they’re here to keep you up to speed!
Jess Dennis is a serial entrepreneur, business coach, author and speaker. She started her first
company during the Recession when she was 25 years old, and has gone on to start, purchase and
sell multiple businesses in different industries. Today Jess works independently running three
different businesses with combined sales of over $5M annually; she does this from the comfort
of her own home around her kids’ active lives!
CEO – Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
Karmen joined the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) in November 2018 as the new CEO. GSNWGL serves approximately 15,000 girls and 5,000 adult volunteers from 58 counties across central and northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Lemke brings with her to the new role 31 years of experience in the energy industry. During that time, she held several positions in operations, customer service, and communications before advancing to Manager of Community Relations.
Her involvement in the community includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Catholic Foundation, Downtown Green Bay Inc., CP, and Green Bay Chamber’s Partners in Education Executive Board. She is a member of the Emeritus Board for the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay. Previously she served on Einstein Project and Volunteer Center Board of Directors and the Wrightstown Community School District Board of Education for 6 years
Talent Development Consultant, Educator & Innovator
Nicole Robinson has more than 15 years of business experience. Before serving as a Talent Consultant with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Nicole was an entrepreneur in the hospitality and retail industry. Nicole draws upon her ownership background and educational experience to share with others the importance of leading from where you are, placing an emphasis on building relationships and putting people first. Individual empowerment is key in her findings.
Professional Network Marketer & Independent Business Owner
Many entrepreneurs face financial challenges while they pursue their dreams, whether they are just starting up, or have been in business for decades-or generations.
This session will give attendees solid facts to support the idea of a side-hustle in Network Marketing, as well as practical advice on what to look for, in choosing a company that is right for them.
Terra Fletcher is a professional speaker and corporate trainer. She provides practical and motivational keynotes, breakout sessions, on-site corporate training, and customized programs.
Terra is dynamic, engaging, and highly rated. She has spoken for the National Association of Tax Professionals, Georgia Pacific, Prevea Health, and the American Counseling Association. She has a decade of experience in business development and marketing. Terra was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce. She has contributed to over 122 events in dozens of locations in the Midwest, and nationwide. Terra teaches at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.
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