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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.


Special Virtual 1st Tuesday

Wednesday August 26, 2020

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Featuring: Tony Dungy '78 BSB

Former Head Coach
2007 Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts



Please note, you must register in advance to receive your complimentary log-in information.


Tony Dungy '78 BSB

Football Analyst - NBC Sports

The first African-American head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl championship, Tony Dungy shares with us the importance of goals, integrity, discipline and overcoming adversity.

Tony Dungy is not your typical football coach. The former head coach of the 2007 Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts refrains from the harsh language and aggressive manner so often associated with his sport. And yet he’s proven that nice guys do indeed finish first. His philosophy of treating people with decency and respect inspires in his players the loyalty, dedication and determination to overcome any obstacle and prevail. Dungy imparts this too-often-forgotten aspect of leadership: that kindness isn’t weakness; rather, it generates the type of devotion that results in success. Dungy is a leader who shows us all how faith, strength and solidarity can sustain and inspire any team. Currently, Dungy is a football analyst for NBC Sports and is the author of four books, including Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance and his most recent, Mentor Leader.

Tony Dungy '78 BSB will speak on the themes of unity and leadership.

Remaining 1st Tuesday 2020 Lineup:

1st Tuesday will be broadcast virtually through September.

Starting in October, we will determine month-by-month if the event will be held in person or virtually.


September 2020: Chris Koch, Chairman, President and CEO, Carlisle Companies

October 2020: Jude Bricker, President and CEO, Sun Country

November 2020: Andy Cecere, Chairman, President and CEO, US Bank

December 2020: Craig Dahl, President and CEO, TCF Financial Corp.


Registration details coming soon!

Hosted At:

McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak St
Minneapolis, MN 55455


$35 (includes lunch and program)
$15 for U of M students
$40 at the door (if space allows)


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

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 near the front of the room 
  • Recognition of your company's table
  • Ten seats for the price of nine ($315)

For questions about 1st Tuesday events, please contact Jennifer Callahan at callahaj@umn.edu or 612-626-7442.


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