News & Events

Sat, November 28, 9:30 a.m.

It's Country Club Weekend! Join us for a leisurely breakfast and wide-ranging conversation at Spring Garden Restaurant in Mount Horeb. Dutch Treat.

Monday, December 7, 12:00 p.m.
TEMPO Traveler Group 
If you've got the time and want to talk travel, join the TEMPO Traveler Group on the first Monday of each month at Sofra Bistro in Middleton.

Thurs, December 10, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Teri Venker. The book to read is Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City by Russell Shorto. Christine Lidbury will be the discussion leader. Please RSVP to Teri.

Saturday, December 12, 9:00 a.m.
TEMPO Breakfast Club:  Middleton Hills Branch  Show up at Prairie Cafe in Middleton Hills and join us for breakfast, coffee, and conversation, for as long as you wish to stay.  We each pay for ourselves.  Feel free to bring a friend, any friend!

Tues, December 15, 7:30 p.m.
Book Bags will be meeting at the home of Maureen Torphy. The book to read is Ethan Frome by Edith Warton. Please RSVP to Maureen.



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Dr. Richard Davidson, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, UW-Madison



Join us on Tuesday, December 8 to hear Dr. Richard Davidson from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at UW-Madison.  Please plan to meet at Blackhawk Country Club at 11:30 for networking, lunch will be served at 11:55 a.m.  Your entree choices are Chicken Teriyaki or Vegetable Teriyaki, both served with rice. Please register by Thursday, December 3:  December 2015 Luncheon Registration

Richard J. Davidson, PhD, is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world’s leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain. He is the founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work in studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker internationally. Time magazine named him one of the most influential people in the world in 2006.

Dr. Davidson has published hundreds of scientific papers and edited 14 books. A New York Times bestselling author, he has been featured widely in popular media, including ABC’s Nightline, National Public Radio, Time magazine, Newsweek, O, the Oprah magazine, PBS’s the Charlie Rose Show, Harvard Business Review, and many other national and international news outlets.

Dr. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and the Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior – both at the UW-Madison, where he has been a faculty member since 1984.


Coming in January:  Federica Marchionni, CEO, Lands End



Join us Tuesday, January 12 to hear Federica Marchionni, CEO of Lands End. Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 for networking, lunch will be served at 11:55 a.m.

Federica Marchionni, 43, is Chief Executive Officer of Lands’ End, Inc. She assumed the CEO position and joined the Company’s Board of Directors on February 17, 2015.

Since 2011, Ms. Marchionni has been President of Dolce&Gabbana USA Inc., and under her leadership, Dolce&Gabbana USA's sales revenues increased significantly. She successfully elevated the positioning of the brand and redesigned strategies for expanding it across multiple channels, target customers and geographic areas.

Ms. Marchionni first joined Dolce&Gabbana in 2001, and was instrumental in developing the strategies that led to the Company's exponential brand growth over the past 10 years. While growing the existing business, Ms. Marchionni oversaw the opening of several key stores – including the 5th Avenue flagship store in New York City as well as stores in other markets including Toronto, Chicago, Aspen and Boston – and also strengthened the brand’s partnership with major U.S. department stores. Working closely with the product development teams, sell-through was also advanced in each category and channel, including online. Prior to that, over the course of a career as a global group director at Dolce&Gabbana that stretches back to 2001, she led business development for business units in more than 100 countries.

Ms. Marchionni was also Senior Vice President at Ferrari where she acted as the chief executive of a division that generated an important portion of the company’s worldwide sales.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Marchionni held positions of increasing responsibility in product marketing and sales at industry-leading consumer technology and telecommunications companies such as Samsung, Phillips, and Ericsson.

Ms. Marchionni graduated summa cum laude graduate from La Sapienza University of Rome with a Master's Degree in Business Administration. Ms. Marchionni also studied in France and the UK and speaks four languages.


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