NFPA Executive Leadership Program

Presented in collaboration with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

2022-24 cohort application now open! 

(Space is limited. Apply today!)

Together with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, NFPA is planning its second cohort of the NFPA Executive Leadership Program.  This cohort will consist of six full-day in-person sessions (health standards allowing) interspersed by seven virtual sessions focused on concept applications and networking over the course of 24 months.

Seats in the cohort are limited. Learn more about the program below, and reserve your seat today!

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Executive Leadership Program Quick Facts 

What it does: Designed to provide a fluid power industry-specific experience that accelerates leadership and fosters long-term connections, session content will focus on both the hard and soft skills needed to create success for participants’ organizations and the fluid power industry as a whole.

Who it’s for: NFPA Future Leaders Network participants as well as other emerging leaders, directors, officers, and senior executives at NFPA member companies would benefit from taking part. You must be employed at an NFPA member company to participate.

Program Structure: To preserve the customized nature of the program, and to facilitate the creation of an ongoing learning community among the participants, the 2022-2024 program will be limited and exclusively provided to a cohort of no more than 24 participants. All six sessions will be led by world-class faculty who are also practitioners. Discussion and content for each will go beyond just the session dates to provide a high quality, highly interactive executive education experience. 

Cost: The program registration cost is $15,000. Two payment options are available:

  • Option 1: $500 non-refundable deposit (due following your application) plus one payment of $14,500 (due July 1, 2022)
  • Option 2: $500 non-refundable deposit (due following your application) plus two payments of $7,250 (due July 1, 2022 and July 1, 2023)

Registration:* The 2022-24 cohort application is open and space is limited. Claim your space today.

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Victor Prawica

Vice President of Operations


David Stevenson

Product Manager

Bucher Hydraulics

Ryan Schenk

Director of Quality Assurance

STAUFF Corporation

Kyle Gerhardstein

Group Manager Technical Training

Parker Hannifin

Adam Vogts

Outside Sales

Innovative Fluid Power West (Iowa Fluid Power)

Kristen Lasecki

VP of Finance / Asst Treasurer

ROSS Controls

Bernd Hunger


IC-Fluid Power, Inc.

Carlos Cano


Sun Hydraulics

Joshua Dresher

Director of Sales, North America

Enovation Controls

Bill Heath Regional Sales Manager Bosch Rexroth

Ben Holter

Engineering Director


Timothy Dolan

Cartridge Valve Engineering Director


Marcus Hererra Sales Application Engineer HYDAC

*At this time, we are accepting one registrant per member company.  If there are additional persons your company would like to register, please provide name, title, email and phone, and we will add them to a waiting list in the event more openings become available.


Cancelation Policy: In the event the registered individual is unable to complete the entire program, the member company paying for the program will be expected to designate another individual to complete the remaining session(s). Refunds will not be issued for the cost of unused sessions.

Companies registering an individual for the program, and the individuals registered for the program, shall commit to make every effort to attend all sessions. Refunds will not be issued for unattended sessions.

Contact Info

6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2350

Milwaukee, WI 53214

(414) 778-3344 (o)

(414) 778-3361 (f)