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Jennifer Olson (BBA ’95, MBA ’97)
As a health care executive, Jennifer Olson (BBA ’95, MBA ’97) is accustomed to navigating a variety of challenges on a regular basis. She’s chief operating officer of Children’s Minnesota pediatric health system, which carries with it the responsibilities of a nearly $1 billion not-for-profit company with two hospitals and 12 primary care clinics.
Lee Kemp (BBA ’79, MBA ’83)
Lee Kemp won three NCAA wrestling titles as a Badger. He then won three world championships, and Olympic glory was on the horizon. Then in March 1980, President Carter announced that the U.S. would boycott the Moscow Olympics.
With his Olympic dream over, Kemp moved ahead with his business career. He worked in Chicago at Burrell Communications, a pioneering multicultural marketing and advertising firm. He also worked as an associate product manager for Clairol in New York. Today he’s a motivational speaker, performance coach, and author.
Julie Howard (BBA ’95, MBA ’97)
Julie Howard, CEO of Riveron and former CEO and board chairman of Navigant Consulting, Inc., worked her way up from consultant to leadership positions at global and national firms. Each step was a learning experience that prepared her for the next one, including her role leading Navigant’s 6,000 employees in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
But a standard path to success? “It’s been anything but,” Howard says.
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.
Catch up on fellow Wisconsin School of Business alumni.
Featured Class Note
Zach Davis (BBA ’08) is the founder at The Trek and the co-host of Backpacker Radio, the company’s flagship podcast. Backpacker Radio is the #1 hiking podcast in the U.S. with 3.5 million lifetime downloads.