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             

Barbara J. Mowry*, Vice Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Gore Creek Advisors

Douglas Baker, Jr.
Chairman & CEO

Brent G. Blackey*
President & COO
Holiday Companies

Mary Pat Blake*
Founder and President
Blake Strategic Consulting

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

Kathryn Marinello
Senior Advisor
Ares Management LLC

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.

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