Bernard L. Osborne
Bernard Osborne obtained his master of servant leadership (MASL) degree from Viterbo University and a bachelor of science in management with a certificate in human resources from Cardinal Stritch University. He is a lifelong employee of the flow-instrumentation side of Badger Meter. He continues to grow his unique perspective on leadership and management through the real-life challenges and educational programs and activities sponsored by the organization, one of which includes Leadership Racine, where after graduating in 2016, he has been graciously presented with the opportunity to deliver the opening presentation on servant leadership to each new class. He has also introduced and facilitates the servant leadership/followership roundtable for his community.
Volunteer activities include chairing a board seat for Big Brothers Big Sisters, the executive fund-raising committee for the American Heart Association, numerous United Way fund-raising campaigns, and chairing the property and grounds, youth, missions, and vice president positions for the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer church council. He is the founder of the Spirit Root Flute Circle for Native American Flutes (NAF), which is registered with the World Flute Society, and a member of the Healing Earth Flute Circle in Illinois. He also completed a course on Chi-Running and has shared his running experience and knowledge to help new and emerging runners discover the joy of pain-free running. He currently resides in Racine, Wisconsin, with his wife and three rescued shelter dogs. His hobbies are reading and continuous education, playing the NAF, tongue-pan drums, bass guitar, recumbent bike riding, cooking, working in his small native-plant prairie garden, dressing as a mascot for children’s birthday parties, and participating in interactive Halloween yard displays.