Allina Health President and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler presents "Leadership: What's Love Got to Do With It," at the 1st Tuesday speaker series on April 7, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at McNamara Alumni Center.

Dr. Penny Wheeler

Tickets for the event are available now for $35

Allina Health is 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. Dr. Wheeler 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, served on the Allina Board of Directors and as chief clinical officer before assuming her role as president and CEO in 2015. 

Dr. Wheeler holds a BA and an MD from the University of Minnesota, and is a graduate of the Carlson School's Minnesota Executive Program. 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.

About the Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series

The Carlson School of Management 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 series features top-notch executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, 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.