Museum of Wisconsin Art Presents the Women’s Forum of Wisconsin 

Political Innovation in Business with Katherine Gehl, Business Entrepreneur and Former President and CEO of Gehl Foods

February 9, 2017
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What:  The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) presents the Women’s Forum of Wisconsin to serve as a platform of ideas for women who incorporate innovative and strategic thinking into their businesses and personal lives. This luncheon and presentation will feature Katherine Gehl, business entrepreneur and former president and CEO of Gehl Foods, as she speaks to political innovation in business.

Political Innovation in Business

Who Should Attend:  
Business leaders, administrative professionals, community activists, dignitaries, educators, college students, community members and groups

Guest Speaker:  
As the fourth-generation President and CEO of Gehl Foods, Katherine Gehl led an aggressive growth strategy, driving transformations across the company—from management and processes to facilities and information systems. In March 2015, Gehl oversaw the acquisition of Gehl Foods by a private equity firm to support the company’s continued growth. 

When:  Wednesday, March 8, 2017

11:30-12:00: Registration and networking
12:00-1:00: Lunch and presentation

Where:  Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Avenue, West Bend, Wisconsin 53095

Tickets: Individual tickets are available for $35. Tables of eight are available for sponsorship for $500.


Media Contact:  Jessica Wildes, Director of Communications | Marketing, Museum of Wisconsin Art
Phone: 262.247.2266

To schedule an interview with Laurie Winters, MOWA executive director, please contact Jessica Wildes at

Event photography and video opportunities are available for media representatives.

About the Museum of Wisconsin Art
The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) explores the art and culture of Wisconsin. Founded in 1961, MOWA is one of the top museums of regional art in the United States, with almost 5,000 works of contemporary and historic art by more than 350 artists. Through rotating exhibitions and educational programs, MOWA provides an innovative forum for the culturally engaged.

In 2013, MOWA opened its new 32,000-square-foot facility in downtown West Bend. The building, the first museum commission by acclaimed architect Jim Shields of HGA Architects, is situated along the west bend of the Milwaukee River on a triangular plot of land that inspired the facility’s modern wedge shape. An expansive wall of windows follows the curve of the river bank and minimizes the boundaries between interior and exterior. The museum houses five permanent collection galleries, three temporary exhibition spaces, and two classrooms as well as visible art storage, a shop, and a large atrium for public events.  The Museum is located at 205 Veterans Avenue, West Bend. For general information, call 262.334.9638 or

Women’s Forum of Wisconsin Founding Committee Members
Bonnie Baerwald, Noelle Braun, Jillian Clark, Heather Dunn, Peggy Fischer, Kathleen Christenson Fisher, Prudence Pick Hway, Amy Johnson, Jackie Joseph-Silverstein, Mary Kurer, Ashley Mukasa, Claire Rolfs, Pam Schweiger and Laurie Winters.

Jessica Wildes, Director of Communications and Marketing, 262.247.2266