Todd Adams was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2015. He is the president and chief exxecutive officer of Rexnord Corporation, a global diversified industrial company based in Milwaukee. Adams joined Rexnord in 2004. He was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer in 2008 and president of the company's water management platford in 2009. Adam's became president and CEO and was elected to the board of directors in 2009. He has held various positions at the Boeing Company, APW Ltd., and Applied Power Inc. (currently Actuant Corporation.) Adams also serves on the boards of Generac Holdings Inc., the Water Council, and Hunger Task Force. He earned his bachelor of business administration degree in finance from Eastern Illinois, as well as playing basketball for the Panthers.
Adam is the Founder & CEO of The Weaponry a marketing and advertising company. He is originally from, Hanover, New Hampshire, where he won multiple high school state titles in the discus and shot put. He also added New England titles in the discus both his junior and senior years, setting a New Hampshire state record that stood for 12 years. Adam continued his athletic career at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where he set school records in the hammer and 35 pound weight throw. He graduated as the 4th best discus thrower in school history. The Badgers won both indoor and outdoor Big Ten team titles in both his junior and senior years. After college, Adam began his advertising career as a copywriter at Cramer Krasselt. His next stop was at Engauge where he ascended to the rolde of Chief Creative Officer, winning work with such well known brands as Nike, Coke, Nationwide Insurance, Wells Fargo and UPS. In 2016 following the sale of Engauge to Publicis Groupe, Adam launched the advertising agency , The Weaponry, and moved from Atlanta back to Wisconsin. Over the past two years at The Weaponry, Adam and his team have worked with such clients as Mizuno, Hertz, Sea-Doo, and Fifth Third Bank. Adam's daughter Ava has trained with CBA and played on CBA Club teams. Through Ava's experience Adam has developed a deep appreciation for the way CBA helps teach life skills through the context of basketball. Adam and his team at The Weaponry have also helped CBA with advertising and marketing efforts including the design of the logos for the Chapman Basketball Academy and the CBA Club program.
Steve Becker graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2007 with a degree in Kinesiology, specializing in Exercise Physiology. Steve worked for the Milwaukee Bucks as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach from 2006-2008. Becker further honed his skills through training the Men’s and Women’s Olympic Sports Teams at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on a volunteer basis. Following his experiences with the Bucks and UW-Milwaukee, Becker spent the 2009-2010 NBA Season with the Portland Trail Blazers as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach. During his time in Portland. Steve represented the Trail Blazers at the 2010 NBA pre-draft camp, taking player measurements as well as coaching them through strength, speed and agility testing. Steve has since expanded his professional portfolio into the international arena. Steve has traveled to China to work with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association as a Strength and Conditioning Consultant. During the Summer of 2016, Steve implemented a strength and conditioning training program for San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills in the lead up to Mills’ appearance with the Australian National Team for the 2016 Olympics. Mills continued with Steve’s program for the duration of the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. Steve continues to work with Mills on his strength and conditioning. Steve’s primary role is owner and operator of Athlete Performance, LLC in Mequon, Wisconsin, which he founded in 2010. He continues to train the Milwaukee area’s top athletes through sport-specific strength and conditioning programs at Athlete Performance. He has been training NBA, NFL prospects for summer training camps as well as preparing basketball players for the NBDL and overseas leagues. Steve’s experiences in professional and college sports have given him a distinct edge in the development of training programs that target athlete development. Steve’s passion for training is reflected in his continuous desire to educate himself in order to provide his athletes with the latest and most cutting-edge training programs available.
John grew up in Munster, Indiana and started his restaurant career at Popeyes Chicken as a fry cook in the south side of Chicago in 1985. He built his first Popeyes in Milwaukee in 1990 with government assisted SBA loans. Currently John owns and operates 60 Popeyes and 13 Wendys in 5 States including Puerto Rico, employing close to 2000 people and doing over $120 million per year in sales. His employees have one of the highest operating performances in the country. The Brodersen teams have won 5 Gold Plate awards, 22 Silver plates multiple dozens of Bronze awards, Franchisee of the year, and Developer of the year twice.
Some of John’s specialties are: urban operations, great community involvement, tight cost controls, proprietary back office systems, theft control procedures, training centers in each market, 30 years of management experience.
Travis was All-State in Baseball, and Basketball while attending Goodrich High School where he holds the record for All-Time scorring, and assists, Diener's career at Marquette was highlighted by the 2003 Final Four run. He was an All-Conference USA performer each of his four seasons with the Golden Eagles and a Honorable Mention All-America honoree as a senior in 2004-2005 by the Associated Press. He ranks sixth all-time at Marquette in scoring (1,691 points), second in 3-pointers made (284), third in assists (617) and ninth in steals (158). Following his college career at Marquette, he was a second-round draft choice, and played 5 years in the NBA (Orlando, Indiana, Portland) as well as 5 years overseas. He than spent 3 years as the Director of Player Developement for the Marquette Men's Basketball Team, and since then returned to play professionally in Italy.
Greg Kliebhan is the former senior vice president of Marquette University. Reporting to the president, Kliebhan was responsible for top university support functions, which includes: Administration, Finance, General Counsel, Intercollegiate Athletics, Marketing and Communication, Public Affairs, Student Affairs and University Advancement. Kliebhan, is a product of a Marquette education, having earned his undergraduate degree in 1973 from the College of Liberal Arts (now Arts and Sciences). He went on to earn his masters of business administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana — Champaign. He was very pleased to return to Marquette in 1976 to join the university's administrative team as a management analyst. Since that time, Kliebhan has assumed increasing responsibility for university administration, finance and planning, and has held more than a dozen positions including key strategic positions such as budget director, director of budget and institutional research, vice president for planning, vice president for administration, interim vice president for university advancement, corporate secretary, corporate treasurer and senior vice president and corporate vice president. In addition to his role as Marquette's former corporate vice president, Kliebhan has served on the boards of a number of community organizations, including the Bridging the Gap Learning Center.
Dave is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. He also was a local high school basketball and baseball standout at Greendale Martin Luther HS. Dave coached high school basketball post-graduation into his mid- 20’s at Milwaukee Hamilton and Martin Luther High School. Dave eventually focused solely on business development- working for several fortune 500 companies, including 13 years with Starbucks Coffee Company.
The love of basketball was rekindled when his daughter, Paige, started playing in 4th grade. As Dave states: “….I absolutely fell back in love with basketball in 2011. I realized my calling was to coach. Playing and coaching basketball is the best part of my day and a true calling- I love impacting players both on and off the court…” Dave followed his calling and has coached all levels of basketball: youth, middle-school, high school and college. Dave coached at the D2 level for the University of Wisconsin Parkside Women’s program in 2016. He also founded Milwaukee Lynx Basketball, a girls AAU program out of Hales Corners, where skill development was the cornerstone of the program. As Dave states, “...I didn’t recruit, and was somewhat naïve about what AAU basketball had become since I played it. I just focused on teaching the basics, shooting, ball-handling, weak hand development, and defense-- skills I learned were important at an early age. Eventually I was asked to expand, so I expanded slowly and with the right people and players …”
In terms of developing himself as a coach and trainer, Dave did things the old fashioned way. “…I went to every coaches clinic, talked to as many coaches as I could and volunteered my time at any camp that would have me. I didn’t ask to get paid, I just wanted to learn as much as I could and develop relationships with the right people….I met with whoever wanted to talk basketball.”
Dave joined Pure Sweat Basketball in 2017, one of the most respected skill development outfits in the country, and now an international brand led by NBA skills trainer Drew Hanlen.