University of Wisconsin - Whitewater CEO Board of Directors
Chief Financial Officer- Tom Dircks
My name is Tom Dircks and I am a finance major within the College of Business and Economics. I have been interested in entrepreneurship ever since I had the great experience of helping my father start a guitar store at the age of 12. Since then I have continued to learn more about the world of entrepreneurship. The CEO organization has had a huge influence on me, and I am glad to now be apart of the Exec Board. As the Chief Financial Officer I will be maintaining financial statements for the organization and arranging fundraising events. I am looking forward to the next semester as CEO is a excellent organization that has a profound impact on its members.
Chief Operations Officer - Bowar Dahmen
My name is Bowar Dahmen and I am an Entrepreneurship and Marketing double major. Entrepreneurship hits home with me because it has the potential to change the world, innovators and wild cards throughout time have shaped the course of history and I have no doubt that many in CEO have that same potential. Marketing matters to me for two reasons, first, on a large scale, it’s how new products get created, how new problems get solved, and how new ideas become reality, a close friend to entrepreneurship. Second, on a more personal note, marketing is how businesses and people can share their interests and goals with the world to create a community for change; it’s how people can find their voice in a world full of commotion. I look forward to talking with all of you about how YOU want to change the world, and I am thrilled to be a small part of that journey!
Chief Executive Officer - Andrew Nimsgern
My name is Andrew Nimsgern, a Sophomore Marketing & Entreprenuer major . This is my fourth semester being apart of CEO and I am honored with chance to be this semesters Chief Executive Officer. I look forward to not only being able to work with such an amazing team, but also have the opportunity to give back to an organization that made such an impact on me my first semester. I look forward to a great upcoming semester with all of you!
Chief Recruitment Officer - Hunter Driscoll
My name is Hunter Driscoll, a freshman business undecided major with a deep passion for entrepreneurship. In my first semester of college I joined CEO and I am honored to be able to use my first experiences to bring in more students to this wonderful student organization. This organization has already led me to start planning my very own startup, which I want more students to strive for on our campus. I chose to run for this position because this organization has already had such an impact on me that I want to bring more students into this wonderful atmosphere. I am excited for what the next semester has in store for all of the current and future members of CEO.
Chief Competition Officer - Austin Beverage
My name is Austin Beveridge and I am the Founder & CEO of Rate The Student. I am a Social Entrepreneur, with a passion for helping people who are in need. I tend to question everything and challenge the status quo whenever possible. I am currently studying digital marketing and will graduate with honors next year. The connections and friendships I have made through the CEO organization have been invaluable in my pursuit for success in my personal and professional life. To me, CEO is an organization that isn’t like any other- we look for the people who want to create change through innovation and push the boundaries of technology.
I’ll leave you with a quote from perhaps the greatest entrepreneur of this century, Steve Jobs: “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Chief Marketing Officer - Kristen Holtan
Luke Olson here, proud to be representing CEO by becoming the CEO of this awesome organization. Business Administration is my major, but my true passion is running my own business LEDEZ and helping others start their own. Without this great group of ladies and gents in CEO, I would not be where I am today. I'm excited to give back to such a supportive and motivated bunch!