Offutt School Presents guest speakers are leaders of influential organizations that range from publicly traded corporations to entrepreneurial firms building the products and services of the future. The speaker is invited to share reflections in a 35-minute program, including a conversational interview with a moderator and a Q&A with attendees. Topics of conversation include one or more of the four themes of the Offutt School of Business program: ethics, leadership, entrepreneurism and globalism.

Upcoming Events

The Offutt School Presents fall event will feature Michael Happe, President and CEO of Winnebago Industries Inc.

Thursday, Feb. 28
6:30-7:30 a.m. Coffee and Networking
7:30-9 a.m. Breakfast
Minneapolis Airport Marriott, Minneapolis
Cost: $30

RSVP by: Thursday, Feb. 21


Michael J. Happe was appointed president and chief executive officer of Winnebago Industries, Inc., in January 2016. Prior to that, Happe served as an executive officer and group vice president of Toro’s Residential and Contractor businesses. During his 19 years at Toro, he held a series of senior leadership positions across a variety of the company’s domestic and international divisions. Happe has 25 years of management experience with a strong track record of growing businesses. He earned a B.S. degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.


Carol Hedberg

Office Assistants for Budgets and Events Offutt School of Business