Concordia University's Wisconsin's semiannual Leadership Series Breakfast Friday, October 25 will feature Joseph G. Koss, President and CEO of Culver Franchising System, LLC.

Koss will present “From Small Business to Fan Favorite: The Culver’s Way,” during the 7:30-9 a.m. event in the Siebert Lutheran Dining Hall on campus, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon. PNC Bank is once again the presenting sponsor. Supporting sponsors are the Stollenwerk Family Foundation and Seider Heating. Those are still available for $2,000, and include two tables of eight in a preferred location, logo recognition in the program and during guest arrival, and recognition from the podium.

Koss began his Culver’s career as controller in 1997, before being named chief financial officer three years later. In December, 2016, the Two Rivers, Wisconsin native was named president and CEO of a company that currently has over 700 locations in 25 states and had annual sales of more than $1.5 billion in fiscal 2018.  He oversees the direction and strategy for all of Culver’s operations, and is a member of the board of directors for the Wisconsin Restaurant Association.

Hosted each spring and fall by Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, Ph.D., president of Concordia University Wisconsin, the longstanding Leadership Series is a signature event that exists to recognize and encourage ethical leadership principles and provide networking opportunities for business and community leaders to come together in a dynamic, Christian higher education environment.

Individual tickets to the breakfast cost $30, with corporate sponsorships available for $300 that include a table of eight and company name in the program.

To register by the October 16 deadline, or for more details, please call or e-mail Michelle Buss at 262-243-4337, or at



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