Leadership at Noon
Rusty Cunningham (pictured at left), publisher of the La Crosse Tribune newspaper, discussed the ethical decisions involved in producing a successful and responsible newspaper as part of the Leadership at Noon Series in March.
The La Crosse Tribune was founded in 1904 and purchased by Lee Enterprises in 1907 for $15,000. The paper, which has a daily circulation of 33,000 and a circulation of 41,000 on Sundays, is the source of local news for much of western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota.
Formerly known as the Brown Bag Series, the Leadership at Noon Series was entitled “The Vision and Values of Successful Business Leadership” and featured local business people discussing the crucial components of a successful business. Other participants included Bruce Simones, owner of the Recovery Room, a neighborhood tavern located near Viterbo; Julie Stansfield Nordeen and Janet Stansfield Hess of Stansfield Vending; and Allan McCormick, president and CEO of La Crosse Technology.
The series was sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and the Dahl School of Business.