1st Tuesday

The Carlson School of Management's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The 1st Tuesday Speaker Series features top executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership.

Held on the first Tuesday of every month at the McNamara Alumni Center, the program attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community, and has become an attractive spot for professionals in the metropolitan area to network.


Myles Shaver

Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Professor Myles Shaver
Insights into why the Twin Cities is a Headquarters Economy

Myles Shaver is the Pond Family Chair in the Teaching and Advancement of Free Enterprise Principles at the Carlson School. He is a leading expert in corporate headquarters strategies, international expansions, mergers and acquisitions, and investment location choice. His research on firm strategies to profitably grow is published in leading scholarly journals and he is invited to present his research at conferences and universities around the world.

Shaver has received numerous teaching awards for his classes on Corporate Strategy and Corporate Responsibility. Myles’ longstanding commitment to, and expertise in, imparting strategic management knowledge was recognized when he received the Academy of Management Business Policy and Strategy Division’s Irwin Outstanding Educator Award for Contributions to MBA and executive education. He also won the Ross of School of Business (University of Michigan) Distinguished PhD Alumni Award, and a place among Poets & Quants' “World’s 50 Best Business School Professors.”

Shaver holds a BComm degree from the University of Alberta, and a PhD in international business from the University of Michigan.



OkCupid Co-Founder and President Christian Rudder
The Data of Human Interaction: What It Looks Like and What You Can Do With ItChristian Rudder

Christian Rudder is the co-founder and CEO of OkCupid, one of the largest dating sites in the world. He leads operations of the company, while also heading a small data-mining team that scours the digital universe for meaningful trends on OkCupid, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and more. Rudder first begansharing his research on OKCupid’s blog, OKTrends, which was not only read by millions of people, but also changed the way companies approach data as a media relations strategy. His research and findings have been featured repeatedly in The New York Times, Harper’s, and The Atlantic.

Rudder holds a BA in mathematics from Harvard University. He began his career as the creative director for SparkNotes, a sort of 21st century Cliff’s Notes for the Internet, which was sold to Barnes & Noble in 2001. In his hugely anticipated new book, Dataclysm, he uses data derived from online channels to study human behavior. 



Jostens CEO Chuck Mooty




Allina Health President, Chief Clinical Officer, and incoming Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Penny Wheeler 

Dr. Penny Wheeler

Dr. Penny Wheeler is president and chief clinical officer (CCO) of Allina Health, one of the nation’s leading health systems, made up of 12 hospitals, 90 clinics, more than 24,000 employees, and several related health care service companies including home health, hospice, transportation, medical equipment, and retail pharmacy.

She leads the organization's quality and value agenda through alignment of clinical and operational leadership to optimally benefit those served by Allina Health. A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Wheeler has treated patients at Women's Health Consultants in Minneapolis. Previously, she was president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital's medical staff, chair of the Allina Quality Committee, and served on the Allina Board of Directors before assuming her role as chief clinical officer in 2007.

Dr. Wheeler holds a BA and an MD from the University of Minnesota. She serves on the board of Minnesota Community Measurement, a regional health quality collaborative, and on the national board of VHA, an organization dedicated to providing expert support to not-for-profit health care organizations. She was also named the Minnesota Health Care Executive of the year in 2012.



Minneapolis Institute of Arts Director and President Kaywin Feldman 

Kaywin Feldman

Kaywin Feldman has been the director and president of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) since 2008. She oversees the museum’s staff of 250, its fine-art collection of some 87,000 objects, its 473,000-square-foot facility, and an annual operating budget of $30 million. During her tenure, the MIA has strengthened its national presence with ambitious special exhibitions, embarked on innovative curatorial projects, and strengthened its collection through strategic acquisitions and gifts.

From 1991 through 1993, Feldman pursued research for her PhD thesis, supported by a fellowship from the Ministry of the Flemish Community. In her early career, she served as director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Tennessee. She also received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Memphis College of Art in 2008.

Kaywin holds an MA in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London, an MA from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of London, and a BA (summa cum laude) in classical archaeology from the University of Michigan. She serves as board chair of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and past president of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD).


1st Tuesday Corporate Tables

We value the partnerships with companies in the Twin Cities-area and want to continue to bring the business community together on a monthly basis. To continue our partnership with the business community, we invite you to purchase corporate tables for upcoming 1st Tuesday events!

Benefits of a 1st Tuesday Corporate Table:

  • Priority seating upfront
  • Recognition of your company's table
  • 10 seats for $288

To register your company for one or more 1st Tuesday events please email Maggie Flaten, Events & Communications Manager, Alumni Relations, at

Register for 1st Tuesday

1st Tuesday is hosted at the McNamara Alumni Center.


$32 (includes lunch and program)


11:30 a.m.   Registration and Networking
11:50 a.m.   Lunch
1:00 p.m.   Program concludes


Parking & Directions


1st Tuesday is presented by:

Wells Fargo

Promotional sponsor:

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Supporting partner:

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