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CEO Roundtable Intensive: How Can You Prepare Your Successor for the Top Job?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:15 AM) (CST)


The top job is qualitatively different from any other

There's a world of difference between being responsible for something and being responsible for everything.  A CEO must be conversant in every management discipline, and deal with people in an entirely different way.  They have to have the maturity and emotional intelligence to use their enormous power carefully, yet effectively. And they need a rare combination of personal characteristics:  curiosity, courage and compassion.  Finding and developing a successor who has all this just when you need them is the only way to protect your legacy and your organization.

Setup speaker: Brian Baker

Brian is President and CEO of Sentry Equipment Corporation, a 180-person firm providing services and equipment to condition, sample and measure gas, liquid, slurry, powder, solids, steam and water in production environments.  They have facilities in Wisconsin and Texas and sell globally.  Brian has an MBA from UW-Whitewater and is a CPA. Sentry is a 100% ESOP, which he passionately believes is the most successful governance model.  Brian is on the board of Protanic and the Waukesha County Business Alliance.  He volunteers with the United Way.

Facilitated peer discussion

  1. What did you need to learn your first year as CEO?
  2. What are the pros and cons of recruiting a CEO successor internally?
  3. What do you tell young managers who say they want to run your company some day?

 We're delighted Michael Best is our sponsor again!


$75 for members and $100 for non-members (non-refundable).

A Zoom invitation will be sent the week before the event.
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Derrick Van Mell
(608) 260-9300
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