Dr. Kurt Senske is the founder of CEO-Board Services, a consulting firm that specializes in working with mission-oriented organizations. Previously, he also served as CEO of Upbring, a multi-faceted, multi-state social service organization. Dr. Senske’s extensive board service includes serving on eleven boards of directors, including as chairman of Lutheran Hour Ministries and Thrivent Financial. He is regularly sought after to speak and consult on a variety of topics. Dr. Senske holds a law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, a B.S. in business administration from Valparaiso University, a master's degree in international relations from Schiller International University in Paris, France, and a Ph.D. in government from the University of Texas at Austin.