Marketing major Endries is a second-generation president of Endries International, a global industrial distributor and provider of vendor-managed inventory services in Brillion. He succeeded his father and company founder, Bob Endries, as president in 2004. He spent 15 years working in nearly all areas of the company before taking the reins as president. As a resident of Appleton, he has served as a mentor at Brillion High School. He also has served on the board of the National Fastener Distributors Association, including a term as president.
Lorrie Keating Heinemann, 1992
Master's degree in business administration, Heinemann is cabinet secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. Appointed in 2003 by Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, she is the state's banking and securities commissioner, responsible for regulating Wisconsin's state banking and securities industries, licensing financial service providers, maintaining the state's corporate filings and administering the Wisconsin Consumer Act. She oversees 150 employees and a $26-million agency budget. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from UW-Eau Claire in 1983 and is active in the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, Oshkosh Community YMCA and the Oshkosh Public Museum.
Jeffrey Swenty, 1998
Radio/Television/Film major, Swenty is head of the motion capture department of Neversoft, a video game development company in Woodland Hills, Calif. He previously was head of production for Motion Analysis Studio (MAS) of Culver City, Calif., a pioneer in the motion capture industry and supervised motion capture for movies such as I Robot, Sky Captain, The World of Tomorrow and Constantine. MAS broke new ground in the motion capture field with their work on a Nike Gridiron television commercial, which featured a digital football arena, complete with snow and a fantasy football team of growling opponents.