Meet Our Speaker for 2013, Dr. Thomas E. Cedel
The inaugural speaker for the Reinke Leadership Lecture Series was Dr. Thomas E. Cedel, President of Concordia University Texas, Austin. He presented on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. in the John W. Cattle Sr. Conference Room in Janzow Campus Center. A panel discussion will followed the talk.
Dr. Cedel is currently the president of Concordia University Texas in Austin, Texas. He earned his doctorate in biology from the University of Pittsburgh and he was a postdoctoral fellow in biophysics at Carnegie-Mellon University. Dr. Cedel is also a retired Air Force colonel and was a fighter pilot, having flown the F-4, A-7 and F-16 aircraft. He has been president of Concordia since 2002 and was dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Mich., prior to 2002.
Members of the panel included Steve Heston, managing principal of The Heston Group, Cedarburg, Wis.; C. G. (Kelly) Holthus, president and CEO of Cornerstone Bank, York, Neb.; and Kim Moore, president and CEO of Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, Neb.
A live webinar of the presentation was recorded, which you may view online now:
Members of the Panel
Steve Heston is the founder and lead principal of The Heston Group, LLC, in Cedarburg, Wis., a management consulting firm specializing in strategy and leadership development for private companies. Previously, he served as vice president and market group leader for Acxiom Corporation, president and COO of Brevient Technologies, and was vice president and national sales manager at Metavante Corporation.
C.G. (Kelly) Holtus is the president and CEO of Cornerstone Bank and president of First York Bancorp in York, Neb. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and later graduated from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. He was appointed to the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board and is a member of the Concordia University Foundation Board, among others.
Kim Moore is the CEO of Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb. She established a Patient Advisory Council and, in 2004, led the Saint Elizabeth nursing team on their successful journey to Magnet designation, the highest award in nursing. In 2011, Moore was selected to participate as one of 21 distinguished Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows in the U.S. Moore has also served on the national CHI Clinical Leadership and Nurse Executive Councils.