Sept. 1, 2021
ORA TRAILS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JED OLSON TO OPEN VITERBO UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP AT NOON SERIES SEPT. 15
LA CROSSE, Wis. – Outdoor Recreation Alliance (ORA) Trails executive director Jed Olson will open the 2021–2022 Leadership at Noon series at Viterbo University Wednesday, Sept. 15 in the Fine Arts Center FSPA Lobby.
ORA Trails is a 501c3 nonprofit established to create, enhance, and protect majestic trails within the Driftless region. The organization is dedicated to building happy, healthy, and resilient communities by providing access to equitable and sustainable outdoor recreation experiences. Recent projects include the Gateway Trail System on Grandad Bluff, forest trails near State Road School and Chad Erickson Memorial Park, and working to expand hiking opportunities on Miller Bluff.
Olson had worked in a variety of recreational and educational settings when he and his wife Kelly settled in the area 15 years ago. He has volunteered in various ecological, recreational, and justice-minded pursuits and most recently has owned and operated an outdoor education and recreation project management business. Serving as the ORA Trails executive director allows him “the opportunity to improve and highlight this beautiful place he calls home.”
All Leadership at Noon series events are held from noon–1 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center and are free and open to the public. Audience members are welcome to bring their own lunch or purchase a boxed lunch for $5. A mask requirement is currently in effect at Viterbo University, and everyone in attendance must wear a mask when not eating or drinking.
The Leadership at Noon series is sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and the Dahl School of Business at Viterbo University. For a complete schedule of Ethics Institute events, visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics.