Executive Exchange

Starts:  Sep 12, 2018 6:30 PM (CT)
Ends:  Sep 13, 2018 4:00 PM (CT)

WSAE 2018 Executive Exchange:
An Association CEO Retreat

Join us for the WSAE 2018 Executive Exchange: An Association CEO Retreat, September 12 & 13, at the Ironworks Hotel in Beloit. Designed specifically for an intimate group of association CEOs only, this retreat will focus on leadership and planning for the future and serve as a venue for sharing ideas with built-in time for roundtable discussions on current topics of interest. Maximum of 25 spots available. See below for the tentative schedule - click here to register today!



6:30-8:30 pm


Ironworks Golf Lab
hosted by Visit Beloit

Kick off your Executive Exchange experience by joining fellow CEOs for a private Taste of Beloit experience including fun and entertainment at The Ironworks Golf Lab. The facility is one of only eight facilities in the Midwest affiliated with the Golf Channel Academy, and the only facility in Wisconsin! The HD Simulator lets you choose from 80+ golf courses from around the world, while the two Visual Sports Simulators let you choose between golf and 14 other games, including baseball, football, basketball, zombie dodgeball and more.


8:30-9:30 am

Registration & Breakfast

9:30-11:30 am 


Influencing Strategies for the Association CEO

Vicki Kampmeier, ACC, SPHR, MSOD, Adjunct Faculty, Center for Professional & Executive Development, Wisconsin School of Business

Influencing is the power and ability to personally affect others’ actions, decisions, opinions or thinking.  As the CEO of your association, influencing others matters for your personal and organizational effectiveness, reputation and success.  However, it’s not easy to influence those we do not have direct authority over, like Board members, association members, prospective new members, regulators, etc. This engaging and highly interactive session will focus on the challenges of leading an association, and how influence techniques can help you obtain even greater results. 

Vicki is a results-oriented leader with over 30 years experience in operational and human resource roles for a Fortune 1000 company. Her career has been guided by her devotion to helping others tap into their full potential. Vicki has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in organizational development. She is the founder and president of Kampmeier Investment Properties, and has recently started her own consulting practice, Katalyst Coaching and Consulting.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm               


1:00-2:30 pm

Run Like You're Being Chased...Driving Optimal Business Performance

Ed Paradowski, President, Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation

There is a natural intensity that exists in a for-profit business that comes from free market competition.  Technology has only increased the pace and pressure that free markets create, and real time adjustments are necessary, not only to thrive, but in many cases to just survive.  In this session we will discuss different strategies for association CEOs to replicate this intensity and deliver maximum business performance in the association environment.

Ed has served as President of Apache Stainless Equipment since 2010. Prior to that, he spent 7 years at Kohler Company, and 7 years as an entrepreneur running his own manufacturing company. In addition, Ed is currently a board member for the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity, where he serves as chair. Ed currently teaches in the adult education program at Wisconsin Lutheran College, and he is extremely active in the Wisconsin Regional Career Pathways project since its inception in 2015.

Ed is a native of Milwaukee and attended Milwaukee Trade and Technical High School and received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Ed has 4 daughters, 2 in the UW system and 2 at Port Washington High School.

2:30-4:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion & Wrap-Up


Early registration deadline is Wednesday, August 22. Register early and save!

Early Late
Members $250 $295
Non-members* $350 $395

Confirmed registrations must be canceled in writing by Friday, August 31 to receive a full refund, less a $50 cancellation charge. No refunds shall be made for cancellations after August 31. Substitutions are allowed.


The Executive Exchange will be held at the Ironworks Hotel in Beloit. Sleeping rooms are available – call the hotel at 608-362-5500 to make your reservation. Be sure to mention you are with WSAE to receive the discounted rate of $129/night before Sunday, August 12. 

Ironworks Hotel
500 Pleasant St
Beloit, WI 53511


Ironworks Hotel
500 Pleasant St
Beloit, WI 53511
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