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.

* Indicates Carlson School Alumni


robert kueppers
Robert J. Kueppers* | Board Chair
Retired Senior Partner, Global Regulatory & Public Policy
Deloitte LLP


  • james lawrence
    James A. Lawrence* | Board Vice-Chair
    Great North Star
  • barbara mowry
    Barbara J. Mowry* | Board Vice Chair
    GoreCreek Advisors

  • Brent Blakely
    Brent G. Blackey*
    President & COO
    Holiday Companies

  • mary blake
    Mary Pat Blake
    Founder & President
    Blake Strategic Consulting

  • thia-breen
    Thia Breen
    Group President
    North America
    Estee Lauder Companies
  • John Campbell
    Jon R. Campbell
    EVP, Director of Government &
    Community Relations
    Wells Fargo Bank

  • Tod Carpenter
    Tod E. Carpenter
    President & CEO
    Donaldson Company, Inc
  • Michael CeCere
    Andrew Cecere
    President & COO
    U.S. Bancorp

  • Robert Duffy
    Robert L. Duffy*
    Partner Emeritus
    A. T. Kearney, Inc.
  • Mary Ekman
    Mary Jo Ekman
    Senior Vice President
    U.S. Retail Finance
    General Mills, Inc.
  • Matthew Ginter
    Matthew Ginter*
    Treasurer & Vice President
    Investor Relations
    3M Company
  • Chip Glasser
    Chip Glaser
    K. Charles Development Corporation
  • Luella Goldberg
    Luella  G. Goldberg
    Lifetime Trustee
    University of Minnesota Foundation
  • michael hoffman
    Michael J. Hoffman
    The Toro Company

  • David Holtze
    David Holtze
    Global Vice Chair, Finance - CFO
    Ernst & Young
  • Tim Huebsch
    Tim Huebsch
    (Ex Officio Member)
    President, Carlson School Alumni Board
    Senior Solutions Manager, Supply Chain Field Solutions, Global Business Solutions
    General Mills, Inc.
  • Peter Janzen
    Peter Janzen
    SVP, General Counsel &
    Land O’Lakes
  • Eric Jing
    Eric Jing*
    Ant Financial Services Group
  • Beth Leonard
    Beth Kieffer Leonard*
    CPA, Managing Partner
    Lurie, LLP
  • Chris Koch
    Chris Koch
    Carlisle Companies Inc.
  • Kathryn Marinello
    Kathryn Marinello      
    Senior Advisor
    Ares Management LLC
  • Catherin Mathis
    Catherine Mathis
    Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
    McGraw-Hill Education
  • Marcelo Montero
    Marcelo E. Montero
    Cargill Salt
    Cargill, Inc.
  • Bennet Morgan
    Bennett Morgan
    Former President & COO
    Polaris Industries Inc.
  • james muehlbauer
    James L. Muehlbauer
    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
    Valspar Corporation

  • wendy nelson
    Wendy Nelson
    Vice President
    Carlson Family Foundation

  • chris neigent
    Chris Neugent
    Post Consumer Brands

  • jim owens
    Jim Owens
    President & CEO
    H.B. Fuller

  • Marcia Page
    Marcia Page
    Founder and Executive Chair
    Värde Partners, Inc.

  • john penshorn
    John S. Penshorn
    Senior Vice President Investor Relations
    UnitedHealth Group

  • james projpanko
    James Prokopanko
    Former President & CEO
    The Mosaic Company

  • cindy rodahl
    Cindy Rodahl
    Executive Vice President Human Resources and Communications

  • Robert senkler
    Robert L. Senkler
    Chairman & CEO
    Securian Financial Group

  • freeman shen
    Freeman H. Shen
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Pateo Group

  • lee skold
    Lee Skold
    Former Corporate Vice President
    Cargill, Inc.

  • cathy smith
    Cathy Smith
    EVP & CFO

  • thomas staggs
    Thomas O. Staggs
    Former COO
    The Walt Disney Company

  • h. william walter
    H. William Walter
    President &  Founder
    Heartland Realty Investors, Inc.

  • Peter warwick
    Peter Warwick
    Executive Vice President
    Thomson Reuters

  • jill wyant
    Jill Wyant
    Executive Vice President and President,
    Global Food & Beverage, Healthcare and Life Sciences

  • mike zechmeister
    Mike Zechmeister
    United Natural Foods, Inc.