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I3 Event with Debra Waller

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 10:45 AM - 1:15 PM | Recreation Complex - Time of Grace Center | * REGISTER TODAY *

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The next I3 event will be held on Thursday, October 10 at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

I3 is a power luncheon for business leaders to network with Christian leaders, be inspired through excellent keynotes and discussions, and ignite a passion for servant leadership to impact those within their sphere of influence.

Registration and networking begin at 10:45 a.m. At 11:45, enjoy a luncheon and the keynote address by Debra Waller, Chairman and CEO of Jockey International, Inc., titled "Relationships Do Matter: How to build, grow, and sustain a business for more than 140 years."

Building, growing, and sustaining an apparel business for more than 140 years is not achieved solely by crafting premium, innovative products. It is built by cultivating a culture premised on the importance of people. From employees to customers and clients to licensees, relationships do matter. But perhaps the most important relationship is the one with Christ. Learn how faith has helped guide this global, family-owned, privately held company since 1876.

After the keynote, Jeremy Bock, Executive Director of the Center for Christian Leadership at WLC, will facilitate a discussion with Debra, followed by an audience Q&A session. The event will conclude by 1:15 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person or $350 for a corporate table of six. The registration deadline is October 4.

Menu options:

  • Maple roasted chicken; winter squash salad with cranberries, waffle croutons, and autumn vinaigrette; triple chocolate crunch dessert

  • Vegetarian: 1/2 muffalata sandwich (roasted pepper, roasted eggplant, olive spread, provolone, sauteed portabellas, jardinera, lettuce, and tomato, served on ciabatta bread); winter squash salad with cranberries, waffle croutons, and autumn vinaigrette; triple chocolate crunch dessert

If you have questions about the event or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jeremy Bock at 414.443.8935 or by email



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Recreation Complex - Time of Grace Center
8725 West Wisconsin Avenue

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Free event parking is available in the Parking Center at 8701 West Wisconsin Avenue.

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Chairman and CEO, Jockey International, Inc.

Debra Steigerwaldt Waller was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jockey International, Inc., in January 2001, following in the steps of her mother, Donna Wolf Steigerwaldt, who had previously held this post in the family-owned business.

Debra joined the company as an Administrative Assistant in 1982 and quickly ascended into the role of Merchandise Manager of Jockey for Her in 1983. Debra's growth within Jockey continued when, in 1991, she was named Director of Women's Merchandising. She became Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Jockey for Her, and in 1994 was named Senior Vice President of Special Markets. In 1995, she became Executive Vice President and Assistant to the President until 2000, when she was named Vice Chairman of the Board and Assistant to the President.

She received a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

In 2005, Debra founded Jockey Being Family, a corporate citizenship initiative committed to strengthening adoptive families for successful futures. In the past, Debra has served on the Board of Directors of The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption,  Church Mutual Life Insurance Company, and M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank, and the Board of Trustees of Carthage College. Debra was a founding member and served on the Board of Directors of MargaretAnn's Place, a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to providing peer support groups and services for grieving children, teens, families, and communities who are coping with death and dying.