Board of Overseers

The Board of Overseers works closely with the Carlson School’s leadership to ensure a highly engaged relationship with local and national businesses and provides valued assistance in seeking both monetary and non-monetary support from individuals and the corporate community.

Robert J. Kueppers*, Chair
Senior Partner, Global Regulatory & Public Policy
Deloitte LLP
James A. Lawrence, Vice Chair
Rothschild North America             

Douglas Baker, Jr.
Chairman & CEO

Brent G. Blackey*
President & COO
Holiday Companies
Thia Breen+

Group President, North America
Estee Lauder Companies
Jon R. Campbell*

EVP, Director of Government & Community Relations
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Tod E. Carpenter
Chief Operating Officer
Donaldson Company, Inc

Andrew Cecere*
Vice Chairman & COO
U.S. Bancorp

Alan R. Diamond+
Former President & COO
Aon Risk Services
Robert L. Duffy*

Partner Emeritus
A. T. Kearney, Inc.
Nazie Eftekhari*

Chief Executive Officer
HealthEZ, Inc.
Matthew J. Ginter*

VP, Investor Relations
Chip Glaser*

K. Charles Development Corp.

Luella G. Goldberg
Lifetime Trustee
University of Minnesota Foundation
Michael Hoffman*
Chairman & CEO
The Toro Company
David Holtze*
Global Vice Chair, Finance - CFO
Ernst & Young
Mark Jeter*
Managing Director, Branch Banking
TCF Bank
Beth Kieffer Leonard*
CPA, Managing Partner
Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co., LLP
Jodee Kozlak+
EVP, Human Resources
Target Corporation
Catherine Mathis*
SVP, Marketing and Communications
Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services

Sharon McCollam
EVP, Chief Administrative & Financial Officer
Best Buy Co., Inc. 
Laura M. Moret*

Ex-officio Member
Carlson School Alumni Board President 
Bennett Morgan*

President & COO
Polaris Industries, Inc.
Barbara J. Mowry*

Chief Executive Officer
Gore Creek Advisors
James L. Muehlbauer

EVP, Chief Administrative & Financial Officer
Valspar Corporation
Wendy Nelson

Vice President
Carlson Family Foundation
Chris Neugent

Chairman & CEO
MOM Brands

Jim Owens
President & CEO
H.B. Fuller 

Kenneth Paulus+
Former President & CEO
Allina Hospitals & Clinics 
John S. Penshorn*

SVP, Investor Relations
UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
Chris Policinski

President & CEO
Land O’Lakes, Inc.
James Prokopanko

President & CEO
The Mosaic Company 
Cindy Rodahl*

EVP, Human Resources and Communications 
Robert L. Senkler+

Chairman & CEO 
Securian Financial Group, Inc.
Freeman Shen*

Co-Founder & CEO 
Pateo Group
Lee Skold*

Retired Corporate Vice President
Cargill Inc.
Thomas O. Staggs*

Chief Operating Officer
The Walt Disney Company
H. William Walter*+
President & Founder
Heartland Realty Investors, Inc.
Peter Warwick

Executive Vice President
Thomson Reuters 
Mike Zechmeister*
Vice President, Finance
General Mills, Inc.


*Carlson School Alumnus  

+Other U of M degree