Travis Hessman Travis Hessman to speak at Carthage College

The Carthage Business and Professional Coalition will launch its 2022-23 luncheon series with a talk by Travis Hessman, an 18-year veteran of tech innovations in the manufacturing sector.

This free event will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022, in the Jockey Club Rooms in the Todd Wehr Center. The luncheon is served at 11:30 a.m., and the program will begin at noon. 

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To learn more about this event, please contact Katharine Keenan at or 262-551-6464.

About Travis Hessman

Part futurist and part manufacturing tech geek, Mr. Hessman has built his career reporting on the rise of the new digital manufacturing revolution. From artificial intelligence and 3D printing to the Internet of Things and industrial wearables, Travis brings with him a wealth of history and perspective on the new tools and tech poised to disrupt the course of the industry and spur a new rise in U.S. manufacturing.

Currently VP of Content at Endeavor Media, Travis offers a unique perspective that matches this high-tech energy with insights from his daily contact with some of the world’s most successful and innovative manufacturers about real-life implementations, applications, and strategies for digital transformation success.

He will speak on the topic of artificial intelligence in the manufacturing and light industry, a topic of special interest to our region.

“Travis Hessman offers compelling takes on the future of manufacturing, ranging from artificial intelligence to the internet of things and cybersecurity and beyond. We’re thrilled to have him talk at Carthage,” said President John Swallow, who will introduce the speaker.


About the Business and Professional Coalition

The Business and Professional Coalition is guided in its mission by a steering committee comprised of leaders from Snap-on Tools, Kane Communications, KABA, Kenosha County Executive, PID Architects, Pitts Brothers, LLC, Riley Construction Company, Inc., HARIBO of America, Froedtert South, Inc., Tenuta’s Delicatessen & Liquors, RCEDC, and Johnson Financial Group.

Sponsors of the event support the Carthage Fund and the Ralph Tenuta Experiential Learning Fund, which supports Carthage students as they participate in internships and hands-on learning to prepare for future careers.

The luncheon is made possible by the Sam and Gene Johnson Distinguished Visitors Program.