Speakers

Colonel David W. May

Volk Field Air National Guard Base

 

Colonel David W. May commands Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, which includes the Combat Readiness Training Center, the 128th Air Control Squadron, and the 126th Weather Flight. He is responsible for all aspects of mission performance of these three diverse organizations.

 

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Eric Ness

District Director

 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

 

Eric Ness is the District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Wisconsin District with locations in Madison and in Milwaukee. As District Director, Eric is responsible for the delivery of SBA programs throughout Wisconsin.

 

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Suzanne Mudd-Yarber

Director, Small Business Programs

 

United States Transportation Command

 

Mrs. Suzanne Mudd-Yarber was selected as the Director, Small Business Programs in June 2016. She advocates for maximum opportunities and participation of small business utilization within USTRANSCOM acquisitions. Mrs. Mudd-Yarber ensures the Command staff and its customers are educated on Small Business regulations, policies, and goals.

 

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Dane Deutsch

President / CEO

 

DCS Netlink

 

DCS  provides a wide range of services from repairing computers to installing and maintaining networks to a full line of Networking and Internet/Cloud services including: web design, e-mail services, e-commerce, wireless internet, and most importantly, Internet Security. Dane is now teaching Bio Cyber Ethics at the University of Wisconsin – Stout.

 

 

Lisa Taylor

President

 

Strategic Partnerships, LLC

 

Lisa is the Founder and President of Strategic Partnerships LLC, a firm that is now partners with MOR Strategy Partners to help organizations elevate employee retention and engagement. She assists clients in becoming more competitive employers and crafting strategies that allow them to provide more to their employees without spending more.

 

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Terry Whipple - Executive Director, Juneau County Economic Development Corporation

Juneau County Economic Development Corporation’s mission is to foster positive economic change for Juneau County communities and to promote the success of agricultural, industrial, commercial and entrepreneurial enterprises.  This is done through leadership and collaboration with public and private organizations/individuals on a national, state, regional, county and local level.

Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy’s mission is to underpin Total Force Readiness by serving as a training center and a support site for power projection missions. Fort McCoy’s primary responsibility is to support the training and readiness of military personnel and units of all branches and components of America’s armed forces. Fort McCoy is a Secondary Mobilization Force Generation Installation prepared to support contingency operations as ordered.

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is part of a statewide network of SBDCs working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies. Through no-cost consulting, low-cost entrepreneurial education, and strategic facilitation, SBDC experts serve as resources for small and emerging mid-size companies. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration