MBA Alumni

In addition to Carlson School all-alumni events, the MBA Alumni Board (representative of the Part-Time, Full-Time, and CEMBA programs), provides opportunities targeted specifically at the MBA community. Our goal is to connect MBA alumni to current and prospective students, Carlson School faculty and staff, and one another. As a graduate of the Carlson School MBA program, you are a lifelong member of this impressive community!

Meet Our MBA Alumni

Signature Events

In addition to social and family events, the MBA Alumni Board also hosts events aimed at strengthening the community of MBA women and a quarterly Drinks and Development Series that features experts from the Carlson School speaking to on-trend topics.

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The MBA Alumni Board

Lindsay Amundson
’12 MBA
Lindsay is an associate marketing manager in Dairy Foods at Land O'Lakes. Prior to earning her MBA, she worked at PwC in New York as an auditor in the Retail and Consumer Product group.

Carolyn Banks
’13 MBA
Carolyn is a senior business consultant at Liberty Mutual Insurance, and lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters. As a Carlson School student, she was a Forte Fellow, a managing director of the 2012 Elite 8 Case Competition, and part of the Carlson Consulting Enterprise. Prior to earning her MBA, Carolyn worked at Augsburg Fortress Publishers, and graduated from Rice University with a BA in history and a BS in civil engineering. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Gaurav Gambhir
Gaurav is director of product development at Optum, UnitedHealth Group, and leads TeleHealth initiatives. He has more than eight years’ experience in the area of consulting and product management in the healthcare services and telecom sector.

Sean Goodman
’11 MBA
Sean guides strategy at OptiMine Software, a startup in Twin Cities. Prior to beginning the Carlson MBA program, he worked in the professional sports and entertainment industry in New York and Los Angeles. As a student, he served as vice president of finance and president of the Carlson Sports Business Club.

Frank Grazzini
Frank is a serial entrepreneur and is currently the chief financial officer of Dreamgard, Inc., a medical device company bringing relief to individuals suffering from the effects of teeth grinding. Frank lives in Minneapolis with his wife Rebecca.

Joe Hurd
Joe is the chief operating officer of SixSpeed Agency in Minneapolis, a hybrid studio which creates and executes high energy marketing for clients including Red Bull, Polaris, Target, Crestliner, 2Gingers, KTM, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Trek and Cannondale. Joe lives in Minneapolis with his wife Annmarie.

Kevin Krueger
Kevin is an associate marketing manager at Land O'Lakes, where he follows his passion of connecting people; through ideas and activities. In his free time, he rides his bike throughout the Twin Cities and launches outdoor excursions from his home base in Northeast Minneapolis.

Dan Miller
Dan is vice president for government banking at U.S. Bank, and provides banking and other financial services to government entities across Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Previously, Miller worked in U.S. Bank’s Government Relations Division and held various positions in both the House and Senate in the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Forest Lake with his wife, Johanna, and two sons, Liam and Beck.

Zach Nielsen
Zach is currently a second year Full-Time MBA student at the Carlson School and serves as a liaison between the MBA Alumni Board and the MBA Association of MBA students. Prior to joining the MBA program, Zach worked in sales and marketing in both private and nonprofit sectors.

Kendell Poch
’13 MBA
Kendell works in International Tax at KPMG. She enjoyed her time at the Carlson School so much that she returned after graduation to join the Masters of Taxation program. Kendell also serves as a graduate teaching assistant and is president of the Carlson MBA Alumni Board.

Elizabeth Schloeder
Elizabeth works in the Strategy and Operations practice at Deloitte Consulting and lives in the Twin Cities with her husband Jeremy.

Bryan Scholtes
Bryan Scholtes works in food consumer insights. He is committed to the personal development benefits of the Carlson School alumni experience.

Ethan Trepp
’12 MBA
Ethan Trepp is a marketing manager at 3M working in the Renewable Energy Division. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three children.


Questions on how to get involved? Email Mandy Iverson, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations.