Commencement Speaker

TODD J. TESKE, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Briggs & Stratton Corporation (Milwaukee, Wisconsin).  Prior to this appointment at Briggs & Stratton, Mr. Teske served as President and Chief Executive Officer since January, 2010. Other positions include President & Chief Operating Officer from September 2008 to January 2010, and EVP and Chief Operating Officer from September 2005 to September 2008. He previously served as SVP & President of Briggs & Stratton Power Products, Vice President - Corporate Development, Corporate Controller and Assistant Controller.  

Prior to joining Briggs & Stratton, Mr. Teske worked at Arthur Andersen where he served various clients from small business to international conglomerates; lead and performed several merger investigations and was involved in many public equity and debt offerings.  

Mr. Teske earned his BBA (Accounting) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his MBA degree from Northwestern University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Teske serves on the Board of Directors of Badger Meter, Inc., Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc., Lennox International, Inc., and several non-profit enterprises including the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce which he has chaired since October 2015.

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