Project Description

Elizabeth Evans, Al Czajka, Dr. Dan Lococo, Tom Thibodeau

Lococo- Barrier Knocker Downer, Mainstreaming on Main Street, Inc.

Thibodeau- Associate Professor, Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership Viterbo University, Host Speaker/Member Wisconsin Servant-Leader Cities Committee

Evans- Director, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Concordia University Wisconsin

Alan Czajka is native to Wisconsin, growing up in Milwaukee and currently living in Oak Creek. Alan is a proud husband and father to his son and daughter. He is a Service Department Manager at Pieper Electric, Inc. and a Master Electrician in the State of Wisconsin. Alan has 38 years of experience in the electrical industry. Alan shares his knowledge and experience of the electrical industry by working with and mentoring project management trainees and other department managers within Pieper Electric.
Alan is an ongoing student of servant-leadership and has been a facilitator of servant-leadership Roundtables at Pieper Electric for four and a half years. He is dedicated to helping keep servant-leadership at the forefront of the company’s values, teaching those in his sessions that servant-leadership is not something forced, but something modeled, and a lifelong journey to be practiced daily. Alan believes and wants to instill the belief in others that it takes just one person with a passion for servant-leadership to start a roundtable and make an impact, positively influencing those around them.

Dan Lococo was given the title “Barrier Knocker Downer” by an organizational development professional and the label has stuck. He has made a career out of bringing people together to get things done. He has worked as a Project Manager, Finance Manager, Materials Manager, and Independent Consultant in nonprofit, for profit, educational, and governmental settings. He has also taught in community and college level environments. In addition to Dan’s consulting work with Affinity By Design, LLC, Dan also participates in a number of volunteer consulting, and mentoring programs in the Milwaukee Area. Dan is a member of the Board of Directors of Industries for the Blind, Inc. and Vision Forward Association. He also facilitates roundtable conversations for servant-leaders in the Milwaukee area. In recent years he has focused much of his time on the engagement of persons with disabilities in economic and community life. This work has both supplemented and complimented his academic studies. The topic of his Doctoral dissertation was “exploring the organizational environment supporting persons with disabilities in professional/skilled settings.”

Tom is the Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership at Viterbo University where he has taught for thirty-five years. He is the founder of the Master of Arts in Servant Leadership degree at Viterbo, the only master’s degree of its kind in the nation. He is a founding member of the Place of Grace hospitality house which had been serving meals and human dignity for twenty years. He regularly speaks to national audiences on the developing servant-leadership movement. Tom is a husband, father, grandfather, teacher, active community member and part owner of a country tavern.

Elizabeth Evans, Ph.D., serves as the Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon Wisconsin and is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. She has co-hosted the Servant Leader Roundtable at Concordia, part of Servant-Leader Milwaukee, since February of 2015.