Marquette University News Release

Former CEO, president and owner of Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation to speak at Marquette

February 13, 2014

Event Information:
Date: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Alumni Memorial Union, Ballroom E
1442 West Wisconsin Avenue

The Marquette University College of Business Administration and the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship will host John Stollenwerk, former CEO, president and owner of Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation, for the next installment of the “After Hours Speaker Series,” Monday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, Ballroom E, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

The event is free and open to the public, and appetizers and beverages will be served. Participants are encouraged to register online.

Stollenwerk will discuss his work at Wisconsin-based Allen Edmonds, an international manufacturer and retailer of high-quality footwear, as well as his commitment to keeping manufacturing in the United States. Stollenwerk purchased the upscale shoe brand in 1980, and during his time as president and CEO, proved that quality people and a quality product are integral elements in any successful business venture.

Stollenwerk has received numerous awards and honors during his career, and is a Marquette University trustee emeritus.

Members of the media interested in attending the event should contact Christopher Stolarski, senior communication specialist, at or (414) 288-1988.

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