Academics

Wisconsin Lutheran College's
2014-2015 Christian Leadership
Speaker Series

Brought to you by Thrivent Financial
and the Backbone Institute

Wisconsin Lutheran College was founded to prepare students for lives of Christian leadership through high quality teaching, scholarship, and service. In 2010, WLC created the Center for Christian Leadership to provide teaching, experiences, models, and mentors that will develop Christian servant leaders within our campus family and the community. You are invited to join us for our annual speaker series focused on Christian leadership.

  • Christian Business Leaders Summit "Advancing Christian Leadership in the Workplace" Luncheon and Keynote by Agustin "Gus" Ramirez, HUSCO International, followed by a roundtable discussion.
    March 11, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cost to attend:

  • Individuals - $35 (discounts available for WLC faculty, staff, and students)
  • Corporate Tables - $300 (reserved table for six, corporate name displayed)
  • Leadership Sponsors - $500 (reserved table for six, corporate name displayed, exhibit table, listing in program)

Registration closes March 9, 2015, at noon. Register online today!

The event will be held in the college's Campus Center, located at 8800 West Bluemound Road in Milwaukee. FREE valet parking will be provided.

Registration and networking begins at 11:30 a.m. At 12:00 p.m., enjoy a plated lunch and keynote by Agustin "Gus" Ramirez. Following the keynote there will be a roundtable discussion, with the event wrapping up by 1:00 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Naylor at 414.443.8662 or by email.

Agustin "Gus" Ramirez
President & CEO of HUSCO International

Keynote Speaker on March 11, 2015

2015 Speaker Series - Ramirez 

The HUSCO International story began in 1983 when Agustin Ramirez was assigned to develop a strategic plan for HUSCO International, a subsidiary of Koehring/AMCA. Ramirez recognized the tremendous growth potential that could be unlocked by separating HUSCO from AMCA. This conclusion ultimately led Ramirez to lead a management buyout of HUSCO in 1985. From that point on, through intelligent risk taking, sound judgment, and business savvy, Ramirez was able to grow the firm from $13 million in sales in 1983 to sales revenue of nearly $400 million in 2014. HUSCO's growth was driven by product innovation, new market penetration, and global expansion that has seen HUSCO grow from a single location in 1983 to a truly global company with sizable manufacturing and engineering facilities in the USA(3), the UK, China, and India. Additionally, HUSCO has engineering and sales facilities in Germany, Brazil, and Korea.

Of equal importance, Ramirez has contributed to major educational efforts including a Ramirez/HUSCO Chair at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a lean Scholars program at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the lead gift in founding Schools That Can Milwaukee, and funding major expansions at the United Community Center, Milwaukee College Prep, St. Marcus Lutheran School, and Carmen School of Science and Technology. Additionally, Ramirez has helped build Christian schools in Central America that have impacted more than 50,000 students there since 2003. Recently, the Ramirez Foundation helped fund the acquisition of three Milwaukee YMCA branches by the Waukesha YMCA to help the Milwaukee YMCA exit bankruptcy.

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