‘Biographies’ Category


Biographies


Debbie McGarity ’91

Director of Patient Advocacy, Ipsen Pharmaceuticals What advice can you give students that can help them develop their own leadership skills?  I would seek out someone who’s style of leadership the student admires and ask for some of his/her time, perhaps to serve as a mentor, champion, etc. Students could also seek out several people […]

Stacey Tigges ’12

Lead Compliance & Ethics Consultant, Target What advice can you give students that can help them develop their own leadership skills? You can learn from everyone.  Observe your peers, you can tell who is succeeding and who isn’t.  Observe your boss, figure out what they like to see and what they don’t.  Observe your boss’s boss.  […]

Kelsey (Swanson) Erickson ’12

Life Coach & Consultant, Everme Coaching What advice can you give students that can help them develop their own leadership skills? Be Bold. Don’t waste your precious four years playing small. Yes, you will be busy. Yes, you will be stressed out. But, make the daily choice to be bold. Do things you’ve never done […]

Sue Ripley ’80

Executive Director of Risk Management, RGA Reinsurance Company What advice can you give students that can help them develop their own leadership skills? Work on influencing skills (gaining the attention and respect of others). What advice were you given to help you develop your own leadership?   Be a keen observer of other leaders.  What […]

Katie Batz ’13

Catering Coordinator, D’Amico Catering What advice can you give students to help them develop leadership skills?While there are great benefits to trying a little it of everything in college, my advise to you is to really get involved in an organization that you love. Give your time and energy to something you feel passionate about and can gain real leadership […]

Amy E. Dragland-Johnson ’97

Director of Shopper Marketing / North America – SC Johnson What advice can you give students that can help them develop their own leadership skills? Embrace change and take on the challenging assignments and work — this can lead to great opportunities if you put in the effort and surround yourself with other smart people to […]

Bridget Burtzel ’09

Director of New Business ValMark Securities, Inc.  What advice can you give students that can help them develop their own leadership skills? I would recommend getting involved in campus and organizations, and in particular, take on leadership roles within those organizations. By no means do students need to sign up for everything under the sun, […]

Wendy Roal Warner ’84

Warden, Retired, Federal Bureau of Prisons/Certified Department of Justice PREA Audtior What advice can you give students to help them develop their own leadership skills? How you deal with mistakes or negative feedback says a lot about your character and people are watching.  When these things happen, don’t talk bad about the event/people/supervisor.  Take it, […]

Deb Johnson Rosenberg ’79

Director of Retirement Plan Consulting Stiles Financial Services, Inc. What advice can you share with students about developing their leadership skills? Lead through inspiration not intimidation.  Don’t ever be rude and condescending — you will never build loyalty that way (trust me, I had a boss like this). Recognize and reward people for doing a […]

Jacque Schwartz Brunsberg ’81

Realtor, Keller Williams What advice can you give students that can help them develop their own leadership skills? In order to lead effectively, you must truly serve by experiencing and understanding the roles played by those you lead – earn respect by first taking the time to gleam an understanding, by doing, listening and observing […]