‘Oh, the Places You Will Go’

UW-La Crosse alum, Scott Swenson, the owner of Quest Engineering, will discuss "Oh, the Places You Will Go" at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Skogen Auditorium, 1400 Centennial Hall, 308 N. 16th St., La Crosse.

Benson First Friday Lecture Series continues Feb. 7

UW-La Crosse alum Scott Swenson will discuss “Oh, the Places You Will Go” during the UWL College of Business Administration Benson Management First Friday Lecture Series.

Swenson, the owner of Quest Engineering, speaks at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Skogen Auditorium, 1400 Centennial Hall, 308 N. 16th St., La Crosse. A reception follows the lecture in the Cameron Hall of Nations. Both are free and open to all.

Swenson has 35 years of leadership experience in general management, financial and executive roles. He has owned Quest Engineering, a distributor of flow control parts, since 2013. Prior to that, he was a vice president at Polaris Industries where he directed all operations for Polaris Snowmobile, PG&A (parts, garments and accessory), and financial services divisions, which generated more than $600 million sales and over $200 million operating income.

Swenson also worked in various financial and management roles for General Electric for eight years and Shell Oil Co. for five years. The entrepreneur not only runs his own business, he also started up and grew financial services at Polaris to a more than $30 million operating income.

Swenson earned a bachelor’s in accountancy from UWL in 1985 and holds a CPA certificate. The Minnesota native is married with three daughters.

The UWL College of Business Administration Benson Management First Friday Lecture Series provides scholarly dialogue about business management and leadership directly from today’s business leaders.

If you go—
Who: UW-La Crosse College of Business Administration Benson Management First Friday Lecture Series
What: “Oh, the Places You Will Go” by UWL alum Scott Swenson
When: 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7
Where: Skogen Auditorium, 1400 Centennial Hall, 308 N. 16th St., La Crosse.
Admission: Free. A free reception follows the lecture in the Cameron Hall of Nations.