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.

Douglas Baker, Jr
Chairman & CEO

Mark Jeter*
Managing Director of Branch Banking 
TCF Bank

Jim Owens
President & CEO
H.B. Fuller

Brent G. Blackey*
President & COO
Holiday Companies

Jodee Kozlak+
Executive Vice President
Human Resources 
Target Corporation

Kenneth H. Paulus+
President & CEO
Allina Hospitals & Clinics

Thia Breen+
Group President, North America 
Estee Lauder Companies 

Robert J Kueppers*
(Board Chair) 
Senior Partner, Global Regulatory &
Public Policy
Deloitte LLP

John S. Penshorn*
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
UnitedHealth Group, Inc.

Jon R. Campbell*
Executive Vice President
Director of Government & Community Relations
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

James A. Lawrence, Vice Chair
Rothschild North America

Chris Policinski
President & CEO
Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Andrew Cecere*, Vice Chair
Vice Chairman & CFO
U.S. Bancorp

Beth Kieffer Leonard*
CPA, Managing Partner
Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company

James Prokopanko
President & CEO
The Mosaic Company

Alan R. Diamond+
Retired President & COO
Aon Risk Services 

Sharon McCollam
Chief Administrative &
Chief Financial Officer
Best Buy Co., Inc

Cindy Rodahl*
Executive Vice President,
Human Resources and Communications

Robert L. Duffy*
Retired Senior Partner
A. T. Kearney, Inc.

Laura Moret*
Ex-officio Member
Carlson School Alumni Board President

Robert L. Senkler+
Chairman & CEO
Securian Financial Group

Nazie M. Eftekhari*
Chief Executive Officer
HealthEZ, Inc.

Barbara J. Mowry*
Gore Creek Advisors

Lee Skold*
Retired Corporate Vice President
Cargill Inc.

Matthew J. Ginter*
Vice President
Investor Relations

James L. Muehlbauer
Chief Financial Officer
Valspar Corporation

Thomas O. Staggs*
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
The Walt Disney Company

Chip Glaser*
K. Charles Development Corporation

Marilyn Carlson Nelson

H. William Walter*+
President & Founder
Heartland Realty Investors, IncLuella G. Goldberg
Lifetime Trustee
University of Minnesota Foundation
Chris Neugent
Chairman & CEO
MOM Brands

Peter Warwick
Executive Vice President 
Thomson Reuters

Michael Hoffman*
Chairman & CEO
The Toro Company

Jeffrey Noddle
Retired Executive Chairman
SuperValu Inc.

Mike Zechmeister*
Vice President, Finance
General Mills, Inc.       

*Carlson School Alumnus  +Other U of M degree