The Milwaukee Chapter of Financial Executives International will hold its October meeting at the Westmoor Country Club, 400 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield at 5 p.m. on Oct. 13. Sara J. Walker, senior vice president of Associated Wealth Management, will speak on the state of the economy. Financial Executives International ( is the premiere membership organization for senior financial executives. The group meets monthly from September through May. Membership is open to qualified professionals.


“The CEO of Everything: Marquette Women Balancing Careers and Families” seminar will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the third-floor ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. The event is part of Marquette University’s Centennial Celebration of Women.

The panel comprises successful alumnae with a variety of backgrounds and career choices who share a common bond – they are all working mothers. They include:

  • JoAnne Anton, state director for U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl
  • Kathryn Lauer, M.D., associate professor of anesthesiology, vice chair for clinical affairs, Department of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Mary McDonnell, CEO of Geneva Trading USA LLC
  • Jill Morin, managing partner of Kahler Slater Architects

The $15 luncheon is open to the public. Online registration and payment is available at:

The 7th annual MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum will be held Nov. 11-12 at Monona Terrace, One John Nolen Dr., Madison. The event is the Midwest’s largest annual event showcasing biotech, pharma, medical devices, and industrial biotech companies. It will feature more than 250 participants including venture capitalists, corporate executives, health care startup companies, university researchers and technology transfer officers, and numerous state and regional economic development officials. For information and registration, visit

The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at UW-Milwaukee will present “An Insider’s View of the Madoff Scandal” as part of its business ethics speaker series on today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. The keynote speaker will be Frank Casey, president of Fortune-USA, a London-based alternative investment firm. Casey was one of three investment professionals who believed that Madoff was running a Ponzi scheme as early as 2000. Cost is $40 per person or $400 for tables of 10. For information call (414) 229-4235.

World Trade Center Wisconsin will present “Mergers/Acquisitions/Divestitures: Growth & Survival Strategies for Challenging Times” on Thursday, Oct, 1, from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the offices of Foley & Lardner, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. The seminar will include presentations on the global M&A market, financing transactions in today’s economy, how due diligence and tax concerns have changed over the last year, and more. Cost is $75 for WTC members and $115 for non-members. For information or to register, call (414) 274-3840.

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