Crescent Electric Supply Company was founded in 1919 in Dubuque, Iowa by Titus B. Schmid. Beginning with a single distribution facility in Dubuque, the family owned company has experienced strong and steady growth over time. Jack Schmid’s leadership has helped support the company’s more than 120 distribution facilities located across the country, including the Dubuque facility, which heads the company’s corporate inside sales and telemarketing departments. Jack Schmid continues to challenge and grow the long-standing family business, and his leadership skills continue to position Crescent Electric for sufficient growth and sustainability well into the future.
John Leaf is director of Shamrock Bank in Naples, Fla., and serves on the Board of Advisers for Eniva Corporation. Previously, Leaf was CEO of National TeleService, Inc. (NTI), which was a long-distance company co-founded by Leaf. He sold the company to IXC Corporation in 1998. Leaf also founded Videoland in the mid 1980s, with store locations in LaCrosse, Wis., Mankato, Minn., and previously in Winona. In 1978, he also helped found the Mister Donut Franchise. From 1971-1984, Leaf served as vice president of Leaf Services, Inc., a laundry cleaners and linen rental company. Leaf was on the Saint Mary’s Board of Trustees for 10 years, including two years as board chairman. He also served on the Board of the Winona Country Club for six years and was president for two of those years. Leaf is a member of the Hole-In-The-Wall Golf Club Board in Naples, Fla. He graduated from Marquette University in 1971.
– Co-founder and CEO, Nimbelink (IOT Solutions) – History of building profitable businesses and successful teams. Executive Leadership, team building skills and experience, developed in the US Navy (20 Years Active Duty), Prior to founding Nimbelink, Scott held executive, operations and business development roles at Celestica and Logic PD. Scott is responsible for overall leadership of the company focusing on profitable growth.
serves as president of Black Dog Radio Productions, Inc, which he founded in 2005. The Chicago-based company syndicates weekend radio programming to stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Current Black Dog Radio program genres include home improvement, pets, and parenting. The company also takes part in website video production and corporate functions. Bubala hosts Good Parenting Radio, a program he also developed in 2005 that addresses a wide range of topics for parents of toddlers to teens and beyond. Bubala and his wife Colleen (Musial ’93) are the parents of Jack (8) and triplets: Michael, Anna, and Tommy (4). They reside in the suburbs of Chicago. Bubala was awarded the Saint Mary’s Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 2009.