Business Badgers Who ... Live to Travel

“Travel broadens my perspective and provides great insights into human nature. This greatly aids me in communication with my client base. Interesting conversation topics always revolve around travel experiences.”

—Karl Kramer (BBA ’85)

“Travel does several things that I love: It satisfies my curiosity; it broadens my understanding of history, people, and of nature; it puts me in new situations that challenge my usual assumptions; and it inspires my imagination. Whenever I return from a great trip, I feel I come home a different and in many ways a better person because of the additional understanding that I have gained in the process of travel.”

—James Nathan (BBA ’66, JD ’69)

“I enjoyed working with companies that provided opportunities to travel. The experience helped secure new ideas that were helpful back at office. Through travel, you are always learning.”

—Linda Phillips
(BBA ’66)

“I think being ‘worldly’ makes one more understanding of diversity; even if your business doesn’t have you interacting with colleagues, clients, or vendors all over the world, each business partner just down the hall is unique and being world-traveled helps in working with anyone and everyone. Plus it builds empathy and fosters creativity.”

—Kimberly Cozza (BBA ’01)

“I have a wonderful job that has afforded me the opportunity to travel all around the world. I never miss the opportunity to extend a business trip into the weekend so I can leverage some personal exploring during my own time. My favorite place to travel is someplace I haven’t been before! My absolute favorite cities are Dublin, London, Munich, and Delhi.”

—Bill Kofahl (MBA ’07)

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Jerry Fink (MBA 1990) and David Kim (BBA 1989)

of The Bascom Group LLC were selected as recipients of the prestigious 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award. They were recognized for their excellence and extraordinary success in innovation, financial performance, and commitment to their businesses and communities. Fink and Kim were presented with the award on June 17, 2016 at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. More Class Notes »

Alice Ferris (MBA 1994)

recently joined the Bolz Center Advisory Board for a three-year term beginning July 2016. She is a national fundraising talent for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) appeared during pledge breaks for a Downton Abbey marathon that aired Labor Day weekend on select PBS stations throughout the U.S. More Class Notes »

Reena Vokoun (MBA 1998)

is running her own health and fitness brand, Passion Fit, and recently joined the Wisconsin Business Alumni (WBA) Board. She also started a new job as the director of enterprise sales with Grokker, a Silicon Valley startup and health, wellness, and fitness video technology company. She’s excited to gain more entrepreneurial experience in her career. More Class Notes »