The La Follette School of Public Affairs is hosting Purposeful Leadership: Life Lessons from Curt Culver, a public presentation on Wednesday, April 18. Culver, the retired chief executive officer of MGIC Investment Corp., will speak from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at UW–Madison’s Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard Street. A reception will follow.
Culver will discuss the key ingredients – the 5 Hs – for making a difference through leadership in the workplace and the difference it makes in enjoying life. A member of the La Follette School’s Board of Visitors, Culver received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in real estate finance and urban land economics from the Wisconsin School of Business.
Culver began his career in the mortgage insurance business in 1976, joining MGIC’s principal subsidiary, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. (MGIC), in 1982. He was president of MGIC from 1996 to 2015 and CEO of MGIC Investment from 2000 to 2015.
Culver’s first work experience was at his parents’ restaurant in Sauk City, which his brother, Craig, has expanded to more than 600 locations in 24 states.
In 2016, Curt Culver and his wife, Sue, pledged $200,000 for the Curt & Sue Culver Graduate Fellowship Fund in Public Service, which provides financial assistance to some of the La Follette School’s top students. The Culvers also are generous donors to the UW Athletic Department and the Wisconsin School of Business.
Culver’s presentation is supported by the William Fitch Scholarship Fund, which brings business people and other experts to Madison for lectures on the free-enterprise system in the United States. It is co-sponsored by UW–Madison’s Law School and School of Business.