Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
Presented by: Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
Location: Monona Terrace (One John Nolen Drive, Madison)
Join 1,000 business and community leaders for the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s 64th Annual Dinner.
Featured speakers include:
Federica Marchionni, CEO, Lands’ End
Federica Marchionni is widely recognized as a multi-talented, visionary business leader with the skills to navigate a highly competitive and evolving global environment. As CEO of Lands’ End, Federica is driving innovation and expansion, spearheading efforts to evolve an iconic Wisconsin company into a major global lifestyle brand. Lands’ End has annual revenue of $1.4 billion and approximately 6,000 employees.
Prior to joining Lands’ End, Federica served as President of Dolce&Gabbana USA Inc., where she greatly contributed to the company’s worldwide success by influencing the entire value chain. As chief of the brand at Ferrari, she developed strategic plans to advance the company’s mission and objectives. She has been a guest speaker at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit and the Women in Retail Summit and also serves as a board member of the Corporate Fund of Kennedy Center of Arts.
John Burke, President, Trek Bicycle Corp.
Forty years after it was founded in a red barn in Waterloo, Wis., Trek Bicycle has grown into a global brand that generates $1 billion in annual sales. Under John Burke’s leadership, Trek now employs 1,800 people and sells its products through 5,000 retail locations in more than 90 countries. John helped spearhead the formation of Trek’s public bike-sharing system Bcycle, which now operates in 29 U.S. cities and Santiago, Chile. Trek also invests in the DreamBikes program, which provides teens in disadvantaged neighborhoods with hands-on, paid job training refurbishing donated bicycles and recycling them back into the community.
In addition to working at Trek since 1984 and serving as its president since 1997, John served as chairman of President George W. Bush’s President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and is a founding member of People for Bikes. John is an avid cyclist, runner and a published author. His latest book, 12 Simple Solutions to Save America, was released in June 2016.