Cleary Distinguished Business Leadership Lecture Series

Russell G. Cleary Leadership Lecture Series

This lecture series honors Russell G. Cleary who attended UWL from 1951-54 and earned the Graff Distinguished Alumni Award in 1980. Cleary built La Crosse’s Heileman Brewing Company into one of the largest breweries in the country. In addition to numerous other awards, he was named Executive of the Year by Corporate Report Magazine in 1980. Cleary, a strong supporter of UWL, was committed to serving the La Crosse community. 

Past Events

Ram Charan - World-renowned business adviser, author and speaker.

John P. Morgridge - Chair Emeritus, Cisco Systems