The Economic Club of Sheboygan hosts four speakers in a calendar year. The information to the right reflects the list of speakers for the club’s calendar year and holds additional information about the speaker and the topic they’ll be speaking about.

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James Otteson

James Otteson, PhD, is the John T. Ryan, Jr. Professor of Business Ethics, and Rex and Alice A. Martin Faculty Director of the Notre Dame/Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership in the Mendoza College at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Senior Scholar at the Fund for American Studies, a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, and past president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education.

Previously he has taught at several universities, Including New York University, Georgetown University, and the University of Alabama. He has  PhD in philosophy from the University of Chicago, and an MA from the University of Wisconsin.

His latest book is Seven Deadly Sins: Obstacles to Prosperity and Happiness Every Citizen Should Know. He is also the author of The Essential David Hume, The End of Socialism, Adam Smith, among others.



Tuesday, October 19th

6:00 - 9:00 P.M.

Pine Hills Country Club


Michael Knetter

Michael Knetter is the President and CEO of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.

He joined the University of Wisconsin Foundation as president and CEO in October of 2010 after eight plus years as dean of the Wisconsin School of Business. Prior to joining the UW-Madison in 2002, he was associate dean of the MBA program and professor of international economics in the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He also served as senior staff economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisors for former presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

A native of Wisconsin, Knetter is a director of American Family Insurance and a trustee of Neuberger Berman Funds. He chairs the Investment Committee of both organizations.

Knetter completed his undergraduate studies in economics and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his Ph.D. in economics at Stanford University.




Monday, November 15, 2021

6:00 - 9:00 P.M.

The American Club