Wendi Breuer is CEO of SeaChange Print Innovations, the largest WBENC-certified printing company in the nation. A leader in Minnesota and beyond, she has led SeaChange through an extensive turnaround from its launch in 2014 to the thriving, successful business it is today. Her naturally inquisitive disposition, leadership style and passion for the changing print industry have kept SeaChange on the forefront of print and emerging technologies.
She has been recognized with awards including NAWBO’s Minnesota Woman Business Owner of the Year, Enterprising Women of the Year, and Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Women in Business 2017. Wendi’s passion for helping others extends beyond the office to her involvement as a board member of NAWBO and The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, in addition to volunteering for organizations including The Hope Lodge, The Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Printing Industry Midwest among others.
Wendi earned a B.A. from Hamline University with a double major in economics and political science and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. An extrovert who gets energy from being around others, Wendi is a wife and the mother of two boys. She enjoys country music and golf – often making friendly wagers with her family when they’re out on the greens together.
Her keynote will center of the principles of servant leadership and the actions necessary to foster a high-performing culture.
Purposeful Culture for High Performance
(Keynote)Despite a desire for high performance, few organizations in our industry excel at fostering the culture required to achieve it. Communication may not be open and consistent, corporate values and goals unclear, team spirit lacking, individuals not empowered to make decisions, and systematic training and development ignored. Learn how to avoid those pitfalls by hearing SeaChange’s story. The commercial printing company has been passionate about taking purposeful steps to create a culture that has allowed it to be recognized as one of the best workplaces, but also to grow at an impressive rate and stay at the forefront of print and emerging technologies.