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CEO Breakfast


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Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 7:30 - 9:30 AM

7:30 – 8: 15 AM Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
8:15 – 9:15 AM Panel Presentation
9:15 – 9:30 AM Q&A

Our CEO Panelists

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Dr. Ashok Rai
Prevea Health

Dr. Ashok Rai is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Prevea Health. Dr. Rai’s passion to redesign health care in the U.S. embraces the movement from fee-for-service methods of payment to value-based care, which rewards health care organizations for their work in preventive health care and encouraging patients to live healthy lifestyles and not for the amount of procedures they perform. This has significantly influenced Prevea Health’s strategy to improve the total wellness of all communities it serves. Dr. Rai has also taken proactive steps to enhance diversity and inclusion efforts within the Prevea Health system, and equitable access to health care for all in our communities.

In addition, and since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin in March 2020, Dr. Rai has helped Prevea Health lead the way and set standards for high-quality, accessible, and innovative COVID-19 education, prevention, testing, treatment and vaccination efforts across Wisconsin – all of which have garnered attention from local, state and national health care leaders and journalists.

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Tom Boldt

Representing Boldt’s fourth generation of family leadership, Tom is a long-time visionary and committed leader. He is a champion for innovation, sustainability, Lean construction practices, modular construction, and continuous improvement. Tom believes the company’s success has been built on strong values that have been part of the Boldt culture for more than 130 years. Tom remains deeply committed to providing Boldt customers with unparalleled safety, innovation, and exceptional value.

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Laurie A. Carter
Lawrence University

Laurie A. Carter joined Lawrence University as its 17th president on July 1, 2021, bringing with her more than 25 years of leadership experience in higher education. In her short time as President, Carter has brought a sense of urgency to the Lawrence community. Recognizing the need for Lawrence to be well-positioned in an ever-changing higher education landscape, Carter implemented student-centered Guiding Coalitions to facilitate more effective change implementation at the university. Additionally, she has identified focused investment priorities through community-wide engagement that will position Lawrence to anticipate and meet the challenges of the future.

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John Schmidt
U.S. Venture

John Schmidt is President & CEO of U.S. Venture, a $14B innovative leader in the distribution of renewable and traditional energy products, lubricants, tires and parts, and using data-driven insights to manage energy and information in the global movement of goods. From humble beginnings over 70 years ago in Kimberly, Wisconsin, the company has expanded to establish a national footprint, and under John’s leadership, the privately held company has grown exponentially.