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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
*2:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

See Special Features Section below for additional levels of participation and event timing. 

Event Schedule

1:30 - 2:00 PM

2:00 - 4:05 PM
Professional Development Session
Business Ethics Panel

4:05 - 4:15 PM

4:15 - 5:30 PM
Keynote Speaker
Jack Pelton 

5:30 - 5:45 PM
FEI Business Meeting

5:45 -7:30 PM
Social Period and Dinner
(Hors d'oeuvres & Buffet) 

Special Features!
- EAA Museum Tours
- Flight Simulator Rides

Museum Tours
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Tour 

- There is no fee for the tours.

- Assorted boxed lunches will be available in the Founder's Wing beginning at 12:45 PM to those who pre-registered and attended the tours.

Pre-registration for museum tours is REQUIRED 

Space is limited to 40 people total
(20 people maximum per tour)

Flight Simulator Rides
Available from 5:45 - 7:15 PM


EAA AirVenture Museum
(Founders Wing)
3000 Poberezny Rd.
Oshkosh, WI 54902


Driving Directions

Non-prospective member guests will be required to pay an event fee of $100.00 to participate in this event.

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Registration Deadline:
February 14, 2017

Please send cancellations to by February 14, 2017.


Michelle Weiss 
FEI Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter 

Keynote Speaker Presentation 



- Jack Pelton-
Chairman of the Board and CEO of EAA
Topic: General Aviation’s Impact on the Economy
and EAA’s Contribution

Jack will define what general aviation is and its financial impact at the national level as it pertains to airport operations, aircraft manufacturing and the pilot community. Additionally, he will look at Wisconsin and the effects of general aviation at the state level. Finally, Jack will dive into the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and how this membership association contributes to the general aviation industry and the local economy through its mission focused operations as well as AirVenture, its annual membership convention. Participants will leave this session with a greater understanding of the general aviation industry at the national, state and local levels.

Jack Pelton was named as EAA’s Chief Executive Officer in November 2015, formally adding those responsibilities to the Chairman of the Board role to which he was first elected in October 2012. Pelton is the first elected Chairman from outside EAA’s founding Poberezny family in EAA’s history. In his role as Chairman/CEO, Pelton leads the organization’s board and staff in its mission of growing participation in aviation and inspiring people to fly, build, and further engage in flight.

Pelton is a lifelong, passionate aviation enthusiast, following in the footsteps of his parents, both of whom were pilots. He built his first airplane with his father as members of EAA Chapter 1 (Riverside, CA) in the 1970s. Pelton is an EAA Lifetime Member who has also been devoted to restoring and flying vintage aircraft, even as he reached the highest levels within the aviation industry over the past three decades. He currently holds airline transport and commercial pilot certificates, and has earned instrument, multi-engine and seaplane ratings, plus type ratings for the Cessna Citation and Cessna Mustang jets.

Pelton is the retired chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Cessna Aircraft Company, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. In his decade with Cessna, beginning as senior vice president of product engineering, he oversaw new aircraft development, testing, certification, and improvements for all Cessna models, ranging from state-of-the-art business jets to the company’s innovative light-sport aircraft.

Prior to joining Cessna, Pelton was senior vice president of engineering for Dornier Aircraft in Germany. He began his career with Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, CA, where he rose within the company in operations, engineering, and program management.

Pelton’s knowledge and experience has also been a valuable asset throughout the aviation community. He is past chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association board, and been on the boards of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the National Business Aviation Association, and the Corporate Angel Network, as well as numerous local organizations in the Wichita area.  Pelton has also served as volunteer chairman of EAA’s Gathering of Eagles, the annual fundraiser held during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that has raised millions of dollars to inspire youth in pursuit of aviation dreams.

Professional Development Session
Presented by Godfrey & Kahn and Wipfli
Topic: Business Ethics Panel

This panel discussion will focus on good business ethics, the Kobayaski Maru No-Win Dilemma, the importance of acting ethically in the workplace and how to create and foster an ethical business culture.


Jeffrey W. Kowieski
Jeff Kowieski is a Partner with Wipfli LLP, based in the firm’s Eau Claire, Wisconsin office.  Jeff serves as Wipfli’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Jeff is also a member of the firm’s tax practice and is focused on high-value transactional structuring matters, including entity structure planning and business succession planning.  Jeff is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (Business Administration and Accounting), and the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Timothy J. McCoy
Tim McCoy is a Shareholder of Godfrey & Kahn and member of the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice Groups, practicing out of the firm’s Green Bay and Appleton offices. Tim represents clients in a wide range of general corporate and business law matters throughout Wisconsin. His practice includes mergers and acquisitions; the formation, organization and capitalization of new business entities; organization of joint ventures; and general advice regarding corporate and business matters.

In addition, he regularly advises and represents clients in sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, including project siting and permitting, as well as real estate development and leasing matters, including the preparation and review of architectural and construction contracts. Tim is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison (philosophy), and the William Mitchell Hamline School of Law.


Ignacio Cortina
Ignacio Cortina is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Oshkosh Corporation, a position he was appointed to in November 2016. Mr. Cortina has responsibility for all legal, ethics and compliance, environmental affairs and sustainability matters in the Corporation. Most recently, Mr. Cortina served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Oshkosh Corporation. Mr. Cortina also held various roles of increasing responsibility at Oshkosh Corporation including Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Access Equipment Segment, Litigation Counsel and Corporate Counsel. Mr. Cortina has been with the company since 2003. 

Mr. Cortina is a graduate of James Madison University and earned his law degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University. Oshkosh Corporation was named to the 2016 World’s Most Ethical CompanyŽ list by the Ethisphere Institute. Oshkosh is one of only 131 companies, representing 54 industry sectors in 21 countries named to this list. 

Denis Hogan

Denis Hogan serves as Senior Vice President of Business Support and Information Technology for Bellin Health. Mr. Hogan’s responsibilities include leading the health system’s Patient Financial Services, Information Technology, Human Resources, Talent Management and Environmental Services departments. Prior to joining Bellin Health, Mr. Hogan served as the Green Bay Market President for Associated Bank. He earned his B.A. in Finance from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.

Mr. Hogan’s community involvement includes serving as co-chairman of the Community Partnership for Children initiative; a member of the Brown County United Way Board of Directors and Executive Committee; a member of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Board of Directors; and a member of St. Norbert College’s Schneider School of Business and Economics Board of Visitors. Mr. Hogan was the 2016 Individual Recipient of the American Foundation of Counseling’s “Ethics in Business” Award.

Jay Moroney

Jay Moroney is a Managing Principal and Leader of the Specialty Insurance Division of Integro Insurance Brokers. Jay personally works with leading accounting firms and law firms in the United States and Canada. Jay is a professional liability expert and frequently speaks on risk management and integrity issues related to professional services firms.

Terry Warfield

Terry Warfield is the PwC Professor in Accounting at the University of Wisconsin School of Business. He also is Chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.

Professor Warfield's area of expertise is financial accounting. His primary research interests are financial accounting standards and disclosure policies, including the effects of accounting information and disclosures on securities markets.

He currently serves as a trustee for the Financial Accounting Foundation. He received a B.S. and MBA from Indiana University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. 


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February 21, 2017 Chapter Meeting: Instructional Method: Group-live Experience Level: Basic Prerequisites / Advance Preparation: None Field of Study: Professional Development Session = Behavioral Ethics; Keynote Speaker Session = Specialized Knowledge; Recommended CPE Credits: Professional Development Session = 2.5; Keynote Speaker = 1.5. 

For FEI CPE Credits, one credit hour equals 50 minutes according to NASBA guidelines. Some state boards may differ on how many minutes constitute a credit hour. Contact your state board for more information. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact Michelle Weiss, Chapter Administrator: