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No matter when you left campus, you are always a Business Badger—and Business Badgers help each other. Establish relationships with alumni and students through School-facilitated events and explore the ways you can give back, reach out, and grow opportunities for your professional development.
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Shasparay Irvin (BS ’20, MA ’23)
A self-described hustler, Shasparay Irvin has never shied away from a business opportunity—especially when it involves something she’s passionate about. This performer and entrepreneur founded the Black Arts Matter Festival in 2019, curating a blend of slam poetry, music, and visual arts with representation from local and national artists.
Liz Henry (BS ’83, MBA ’96) and Joe Henry (BBA ’14)
Mother and son duo Liz and Joe Henry are making a splash in the bourbon industry using a breed of red corn that was developed at UW–Madison and is exclusively grown on their family’s farm. What started as a small bourbon operation is now turning heads and winning awards all across the state—and beyond.
Nick Fetzer (BBA ’23)
Nick Fetzer is serving up more than just coffee as general manager and part-owner of the new Bitty & Beau’s Coffee franchise in Boulder, Colorado. By employing and empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, he’s changing attitudes, creating a culture of understanding, and proving that this business model isn’t just impactful—but profitable, too.
Stay Up-to-Date With Alumni News
Read the latest Business Badger news in our alumni news blog. Find out what your fellow alumni are up to and check out some of their recent successes, inspiring stories, and interesting features.
Tap Into Career Development Opportunities
As Wisconsin business alumni, you have access to valuable resources for broadening your knowledge and developing professionally. See our full slate of webinars, speaker series, courses, and certificates.
Access world-class resources that give you the edge up in your pursuit of success. No matter where you are in your career, WSB offers alumni webinars and learning opportunities to sharpen your competitive advantage and match the pace of a quickly changing business environment.
Badger Executive Talks
Join us for our new speaker series featuring executives from our Business Badger community. Through these live virtual events, you will have access to some of the most accomplished leaders in your WSB network.
Courses & certificates
Gain a competitive advantage through WSB’s Center for Professional and Executive Development (CPED). Keep your knowledge and skill set relevant and make meaningful contributions to your team and organization by completing professional development courses and certificates.
Read Update Magazine
Check out our latest edition of Update magazine, WSB’s biannual alumni publication.
Danielle Tiedt (BBA ’96)
From her previous role in product management at Microsoft to her current position of chief marketing officer at YouTube, Danielle Tiedt thrives at the fast-paced intersection of business and technology. But Tiedt is focused on more than just keeping up with the latest technological advancements—she’s empowering content creators to change the world. By collaborating with users and implementing new services to support them, she’s creating a platform that is truly a force for good.
Catch up on fellow Wisconsin School of Business alumni.
Featured Class Note
Jon Fasoli (BBA ’09) received a Forward Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) for his outstanding exemplification of the Wisconsin Idea. Fasoli was honored for his efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic to connect small business owners with Paycheck Protection Program loans and other federal relief funding. He serves as the chief product and design officer at Intuit Mailchimp and is described as a “champion of small business and the self-employed” by WAA.