Interaction with alumni is vital during both your academic and professional career. You will have numerous opportunities to form valuable relationships with Executive MBA alumni both inside and out sideof the classroom.
In addition to the more than 1,200 alumni of the Carlson Executive MBA program, you'll become part of the Carlson School's impressive alumni network of more than 53,000 members in 95 countries.
|Chicago||Fernando Palacios||EVP & COO||MillerCoors||1995|
|Seattle||Annie Young-Schrivner||EVP, Global Digital & Loyalty Development||Starbucks||2003|
|MN||Michael Hoffman||Chairman of the Board||The Toro Company||2002|
|MN||Richard Olson||CEO||The Toro Company||2010|
|MN||Jed Gorlin, MD||Medical Director||Memorial Blood Centers||2005|
|MN||Trevor Bynum||President, Schwan's Food Service||The Schwan's Company||2003|
|MN||Trevor Putrah||President||KGP Companies||2006|
|MN||Chet Rihal, MD||Chair, Cardiology Department||Mayo Clinic||2000|
|MN||Baxter Stephenson||President & COO||Fraser Steel||2003|
|MN||Rahul Koranne, MD||SVP & Chief Medical Officer||Minnesota Hospital Association||2008|
|MN||Michael Duggan||CEO||United States Distilled Products||2004|
|MN||Tom H. Sween||President & COO||E.A. Sween Compani/Deli Express||2007|
|MN||Dean Phillips||Chairman||Talenti Gelato||2000|
|SF Bay Area||Jason Bates||Chief Supply Chain Officer||Specialized Bicycle Components||2011|
|Italy||Victoria Spadaro-Grant||Chief R&D and Quality Officer||Barilla Group||2000|
|Chile||Wendy Benson||Country Manager||3M Chile||2004|
|Switzerland||Bethany Quam||Sr. VP & President of Europe/Australasia Region||General Mills||2001|
Board of Advisers
The Carlson Executive MBA Board of Advisers is a powerful cross-section of business leaders whose members span large corporations, small companies, for-profit and not-for-profit, service and manufacturing, established and new organizations. The Board advises and strategizes with the Carlson School to ensure that your academic experience provides the best possible preparation to advance your career. Board members are all alumni of Executive MBA Program who want to see you and the program succeed.
The Board of Advisers works with the program staff to enhance the quality, value and community of the Carlson Executive MBA program.
Alumni will be present throughout your MBA journey. They answer questions from prospective students, welcome new students at orientation, guest lecture in your classes, set up site visits on international residencies, and attend various events throughout the year.
You will hear from top industry leaders as guest speakers throughout the program. Some of these leaders will join you as subject matter experts in your courses and some will visit during lunch hours to talk to your class about leadership and management topics.
Past speakers include:
- Annie Young-Scrivner, ’04 CEMBA: President of Teavana and Executive Vice President, Starbucks
- Rob Cain, ’01 CEMBA: Principal - IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture Practice, PwC
- Dr. Penny Wheeler: CEO, Allina Health
- Vivian Martin: Vice President of Consumer Insights, General Mills
- Jim Schroer: Former CEO, Carlson Marketing
- Mark Stoering, '93 CEMBA: President of Xcel Energy - WI & MI