AUGUST 15, 2017

*11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
*Registration opens at 11:00 AM

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Bridgewood Conference Center 
1000 Cameron Way
Neenah, WI 54956

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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Lunch & Networking

12:15 PM  1:15 PM
Keynote with Q & A

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Closing & Raffle

Seating is limited. FEI Members & their prospective member guests have first priority and must register by Monday, 7.24.17. 

FEI Members and prospective members have first priority but must register by no later than Monday, July 24. Non-member guests may register after 7.24. 

Final registration and cancellations are due to Michelle Weiss by Monday, 8.8.17:


Keynote Session = 1 Credit

No fees apply to FEI members, strategic partners & their prospective member guests.

For More Information Contact:

Michelle Weiss 
Financial Executives International 

2017 Special Summer Event

Featured Speaker

Allan (H.) Bud Selig
Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball

Keynote Session Topic

Baseball in American Society


Allan H. (Bud) Selig is the Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball. After being named to the unprecedented position by Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. on December 19, 2014, Selig assumed the role on January 25, 2015, when Manfred became the 10th Commissioner in the history of Baseball. As Commissioner Emeritus, Selig serves as an adviser to Manfred and assists him with special projects.

Allan H. (Bud) Selig was named the ninth Commissioner of Baseball on July 9, 1998, by a unanimous vote of the 30 Major League Baseball club owners. Prior to his election as Baseball’s Commissioner, Selig served as Chairman of the Executive Council, making him the central figure in Major League Baseball’s organizational structure dating back to September 9, 1992.

Having served more than 22 years as the leader of the baseball industry and having implemented remarkable change throughout his tenure, Selig was deservedly rewarded by being elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on December 5, 2016. He will formally be inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY on July 30, 2017. He was elected the first year he was eligible and is the fifth Baseball Commissioner to be elected, following in the footsteps of Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Happy Chandler, Ford Frick and Bowie Kuhn.

Selig led the way toward implementation of many of the game’s structural changes, including the expanded Wild Card Postseason format, Interleague Play, realignment, restoration of the rulebook strike zone, consolidation of the leagues’ administrative functions and instant replay, which was first available for potential home runs beginning in 2008 and then for nearly all plays starting in 2014.

In August 2002, Selig engineered an historic labor agreement with the Major League Baseball Players Association that avoided a work stoppage for the first time in 30 years and included meaningful revenue sharing among the clubs. In October 2006 and again in November 2011, MLB and the MLBPA continued the groundbreaking era of labor peace by reaching new five-year collective bargaining agreements. By the end of the current agreement, baseball will have gone at least 21 years without a strike or a lockout, the longest period of uninterrupted play since the inception of the collective bargaining relationship.

The significant changes to baseball’s economic system during Selig’s tenure helped the sport achieve competitive balance, made evident by many developments, including nine different Clubs winning the last 14 World Series and 27 different Clubs participating in the Postseason over the last 10 years. From 2000-2009, MLB produced eight different World Series Champions, which exceeded the comparable figures of the other major American professional sports during the decade, and 14 different Clubs earned the 20 available slots in the Fall Classic in the 10 years, which was also unsurpassed among the results of the other leagues.

Selig guided the game through a significant renaissance. Major League Baseball set its all-time regular season attendance record each year from 2004-2007, culminating in an all-time high of 79,503,175 fans in 2007. The 2008 season marked the second highest attendance total in history with more than 78.6 million fans. With more than 73 million fans again each year from 2009-2014, the last decade (2005-2014) includes all 10 of the best-attended seasons in baseball history. Revenues increased more than seven-fold, from $1.2 billion in 1992 to a record total exceeding $9.0 billion in 2014.

Selig has received many significant honors for his accomplishments, philanthropy and corporate citizenship in recent years. In March 2010, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which aids academically distinguished minority students, presented him its Lifetime Achievement Award. In May 2010, the Taylor Hooton Foundation bestowed its inaugural Taylor’s Award to Selig for his impact on educating American youth on the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs. In August 2010, the Milwaukee Brewers unveiled a statue in Selig’s likeness outside Miller Park, honoring all of his efforts for his hometown and for his leadership of the Brewers and the game of baseball. In September 2010, Stand Up To Cancer, dedicated to groundbreaking translational research in the fight against cancer, made its first Named Innovative Research Grant in honor of Allan H. Selig and his wife, Suzanne L. Selig, for spearheading MLB’s remarkable industry-wide support as a founding donor. In August 2011, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled the Allan H. (Bud) Selig Center for the Archives of Major League Baseball Commissioners, a permanent research space within the halls of Cooperstown, dedicated in his honor. In September 2012, the Green Sports Alliance presented its first Environmental Leadership Award to Selig; the Natural Resources Defense Council called Selig “the single most influential environmental advocate in the history of sports.”

In June 2013, the Commissioner was the recipient of B’nai B’rith International’s Distinguished Humanitarian Award. In June 2014, Boys & Girls Clubs of America presented Selig with its Chairman’s Award at the organization’s Great Futures Gala. In October 2014, he was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. In January 2015, Selig received the William J. Slocum/Jack Lang Award for “long and meritorious service to Baseball” from the New York Baseball Writers and the inaugural “Red Award” – named for Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst – for his “invaluable service to Baseball” from the St. Louis Baseball Writers.

Selig is a major supporter of his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as Marquette University. The University of Wisconsin has named several need-based scholarships and a history department chair in Selig’s honor. Selig, who has taught at Marquette University Law School since 2009, was named to its adjunct faculty as distinguished lecturer in sports law and policy in 2010. Selig also teaches a baseball history course at the University of Wisconsin. Additionally, Selig is the O’Connor Distinguished Professor of Sports in America at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

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August 15, 2017 Summer Lunch Event: Instructional Method: Group-live Experience Level: Basic; Prerequisites/ Advance Preparation: None Field of Study: Keynote Session = Personal Development;  Recommended CPE Credits: Keynote Session = 1.0. 

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