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Board Member Spotlight


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Name: Ken Anderson

Company: Evergreen

Title: President/CEO

Board Member Since: 2013

Board Committee:Strategic Planning


Why did you become involved with Business Success Center Board of Directors?  

We have benefited from working with the Business Success Center in the past and I was impressed with the results, quality of staff and leadership from UWO.  Having an opportunity to be part of an organization that is connected to UWO and committed to helping organizations improve was a wonderful opportunity.

How has the Business Success Center enhanced your organization? 

We have done projects ranging from surveys to helping us find a solution to improve services to the people we serve with the Business Success Center.  Staff have connected us with students and faculty that not only helped us but allowed us to share about our organization.  With the results we have seen additional work has been done to improve satisfaction for employees and customers.

 Just for fun

What are your hobbies?  

Enjoy working out at the YMCA, basketball, snowmobiling, fishing and other outdoor activities.

What are some of your favorite restaurants in the Fox Valley area?  

Enjoy The Roxy, The Bar for casual dining and best dining comes from grilling or fish fries with friends.

Other information that you would like to share about yourself or Evergreen.  

Also serve on the Oshkosh Chamber Board of Directors, Women Fund Grant Committee.  Evergreen is a Continuing Care Retirement Community that has been in Oshkosh 46 years.  Evergreen provides home care, independent living, assisted living, short term rehab and skilled nursing to the greater Oshkosh area.

Board Member Spotlight



Name: Jerry Murphy

Company: New North, Inc.

Title: Executive Director

Board Member Since: 2010

Board Committee: Marketing Committee


Why did you become involved with Business Success Center Board of Directors?  

My initial engagement with the Business Success Center was as a customer.  We utilized the Business Success Center to recruit interns (and still do). We also used their services to secure some customized work from the UWO Geography Department for some GIS-related mapping work.

How has the Business Success Center enhanced your organization?

New North is charged with a regional economic development mission that is dependent on collaborations to execute the tactical work supporting the mission and strategies. Our relationship with the Business Success Center is a good demonstration of how collaborative business works. On our behalf, the Business Success Center effectively and painlessly orchestrates collaborative relationships on campus, with a focus on resources/faculty/students.  The services provided are tailored to our needs.

What are your hobbies? 

Working on whatever my wife’s projects dictate, golfing, sailing, paddle boarding, history, and traveling (mostly to visit our kids/grandkids).

What are some of your favorite restaurants in the Fox Valley area? 

I like places that have great venues, anything on water, such as Fratellos, Hagemeister, Pullmans or the new deck at the Best Western-Premier. Any brewpub throughout the valley, they are genuinely good, regardless of venue.  Also I haven’t met a coffee shop/café on main streets of the Fox Valley that didn’t impress me.

BSC Intern Spotlight

Jenna Noffke

Major: Marketing and Economics

Internship Title: Interactive Web Management Intern

Company: Miles Kimball

Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin

What are you learning that you find interesting and rewarding at your current internship?

I am learning so much about the marketplaces. Most companies and organizations are switching to multi-channel companies and I find this very rewarding! In my internship I am learning new computer skills, optimization skills and research development. I am also learning how an organization works with different departments to form the final product, generate sales, and serve their customer.

What is a typical day like as an intern at Miles Kimball?

My work day starts out with checking emails to see if there is anything that needs to be done or any products that need to be put onto the marketplaces right away. I then continue to check the products put onto the marketplaces the day before to make sure everything is coming though correctly. I check the images, bullet points, optimization features, etc. If there are any corrections to be made, I will correct them at this time. After corrections I continue my day with adding new products to the marketplace. This includes pulling new product reports for all five of Miles Kimball Company brands, removing the background from the images, and adding brand attributes (categories) , keywords, and bullet points (features) to each and every product. I close out my day making sure everything that needed to be done was completed and double checking my time frames to make sure all products will be up on time.

How has the Business Success Center prepared you for the work force? 

The Business Success Center helped me focus in on where I want to be in my career right now, when I graduate, and in the future. They helped me pick out goals that were meaningful to my career aspirations and figure out the correct skills and routes that need to be utilized and taken to reach those goals.

What are your career plans after UW Oshkosh?

After UW Oshkosh I would like to work within an organization, preferably a job involving what is going on in the economy. I’d like to see how the economy makes consumers react, and how to base marketing efforts around that society and reaction. Miles Kimball has helped me with this because they are a very customer focus organization. Each brand has a different customer demographic. The marketing team bases their efforts around each and every one of those demographics to come up a plan for the customer.

What was the best part of this experience?

There were so many great things about this experience I could go on and on. But putting the skills and learning experiences aside, I would say the best part about working for Miles Kimball are the people. My team, along with all Miles Kimball team members, are driven, energetic about their work and excited to continue to grow with one and other. They all make me feel very welcomed. I am very honored to work with such an unbelievable group of people.

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