Leadership Breakfast: Minnesota Executive Panel
Join us for a thought-provoking event where you will hear from the broader business community represented by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.
Doug Loon, Minnesota Chamber President, will moderate a panel of local executives from three major Minnesota companies. Panelists will discus the economic outlook for the upcoming year, how they are focusing investments in their businesses, changes in customer demands and how they are responding. Audience members will have an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with panel members.
- Traci Tapani, Co-President, Wyoming Machine
Traci is actively involved in volunteer activities that promote math and science education, technical training, and careers in manufacturing. In 2014 Traci was honored by The Manufacturing Institute with the Women in Manufacturing STEP Award for demonstrating excellence and leadership in Manufacturing and in April 2015 Traci participated in the Upskill America Summit hosted by the White House. Since, then she has made many trips to Washington, D.C. advocating for strong workforce development policy and in May 2018 she testified on this topic before Congress. Minnesota NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) awarded Traci and her sister, Lori, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Traci currently serves as Board Chair at the Initiative Foundation, serves on the board of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, and recently completed a 3-year term as an appointee to the Minnesota Governor’s Workforce Development Council.
- Christopher Clark, President, Xcel Energy
Clark serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and People Serving People. Prior to joining Xcel Energy, he worked as an in-house attorney for Alliant Energy appearing for that company before public utility commissions in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Additional details on panel members coming soon.