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2021-22 Leadership Series: How to Elevate and Be Elevated

  • April 22, 2021
  • 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Virtual Only

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How to Elevate and Be Elevated

A Conversation with Wisconsin C-Suite Leaders 


7:30 am Virtual networking 
7:45 am Welcome and Program 

Join TEMPO Madison, in partnership with the Wisconsin Evening, Executive, and Professional MBA programs on Thursday, April 22 from 7:30 am to 9:15 am for the TEMPO Madison Leadership Series, a C-suite panel discussion on How to Elevate and Be Elevated.

Our panelists for this event will share:

  • Their experiences as both a recipient and provider of mentorship (advising) versus sponsorship (advocating); 
  • How their professional journey developed through networking, mentorship, and sponsorship; and
  • How to approach mentorship and sponsorship discussions.

Our Esteemed Panelists: 

Kelly Kauffman, Chief Human Capital Officer, Milwaukee Bucks

With over 20 years of human resources experience, Ms. Kauffman joined the Bucks staff as a human resources executive with the task of creating the organization’s first human resources department from the ground up. The human resources function at the Bucks was implemented to set the foundation in building a world-class sports organization by supporting the team’s long-term strategy and goals, including the opening and operation of Fiserv Forum, the Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center and ancillary development within the Deer District that will increase the breadth of the Bucks’ reach in the community.

Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, UW Health

Ms. Bidar-Sielaff serves as Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer leading the overall vision, coordination and strategic leadership for the design and implementation of UW Health's initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is responsible for internal strategic initiatives as well as partnerships with community organizations to better connect and serve communities of color and LGBTQ+ communities. In addition, Ms. Bidar-Sielaff served as a City of Madison Alder from 2009 to 2021, including two terms as Council President. Ms. Bidar-Sielaff is the Co-chair of the Latino Health Council of Dane County, an executive committee member of the Latino Support Network, a Madison College Board Trustee, and a Madison Community Foundation board member.

Rochelle Klaskin, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer, State of Wisconsin Investment Board

As Deputy Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer, Ms. Klaskin is using her more than 20 years of experience to help lead the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB), which manages the Wisconsin Retirement System, the 8th largest U.S. public pension fund with more than $120 billion in assets. Ms. Klaskin joined SWIB in 2015 as chief legal counsel, bringing with her a strong background advising organizations on board governance and legal matters, daily operations, and strategic transitions. In her current role overseeing the agency’s Administration Group, Ms. Klaskin leads the finance, legal, compliance, communications, government relations, human resources and recruiting divisions. Ms. Klaskin also serves as a member of SWIB’s Management Council, which provides agency-wide and strategic leadership, where she leverages her experience and skills to help SWIB remain an innovative, agile, and integrated investment organization. 

Moderated by:
Vicki Holschuh, President and CEO, Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin

Ms. Holschuh is honored to serve in the position of President and CEO of Goodwill South Central Wisconsin, Inc. Here she leads the advancement of mission programs and services in the 14 county territory of south central Wisconsin which is based here in Madison. Prior to this, she led Goodwill Southeastern Wisconsin’s (Milwaukee, Chicago markets) retail division for over 18 years, growing that business from 9 stores to 62 and strengthening the economic engine that financially supported their mission services and programs. She joined Goodwill as the Director of Stores and advanced to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Retail Officer.  Ms. Holschuh is an active member of TEMPO Madison and Rotary Club of Madison where she is part of the Scholar Mentor Program. 

Tickets for TEMPO members and guests are $35. 

Program Agenda

7:30 am Virtual networking 
7:45 am Welcome

7:50 am Program

The Leadership Series is part of the ongoing partnership between TEMPO Madison and the UW Evening, Executive, and Professional MBA Programs. Your payment for participation in the sessions directly benefits the TEMPO Madison Foundation and supports TEMPO Madison scholarships. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests at this year’s series.

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