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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.

May 4, 2021

Hubert Joly

Former Chairman and CEO
Best Buy


Virtual Event
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.



Post-Event Networking

Hubert Joly

Hubert Joly

Former Chairman and CEO - Best Buy

Hubert Joly is a senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Best Buy. 

He is also a member of the board of directors of Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren Corporation, a member of the International Advisory Board of HEC Paris, and a Trustee of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Joly has been recognized as one of the top 100 CEOs in the world by the Harvard Business Review, one of the top 30 CEOs in the world by Barron’s and one of the top 10 CEOs in the U.S. by Glassdoor. 

He is the author of the upcoming book “The Heart of Business – Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism.”

June 1, 2021

Terry Rasmussen

President and CEO

Terry Rasmussen

Terry Rasmussen

President and CEO - Thrivent

Teresa (Terry) Rasmussen has overall leadership responsibility for Thrivent and its many businesses, guiding the organization on its mission to help members be wise with money and live generously.
She is also a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors. Prior to her role as president and CEO, she was president of Thrivent’s fraternal business after serving 10 years as senior vice president, general
counsel and secretary.

Before joining Thrivent in 2005, Rasmussen served in progressively responsible legal positions with American Express and Ameriprise Financial. She began her legal career in 1984 as part of the U.S.
Attorney General’s Honors Program, where she was a trial attorney in the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Rasmussen serves on the boards of the Walker Art Center and InFaith Community Foundation. She is past chair of the American Fraternal Alliance and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. She is also
past vice chair of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation of the Americas.

She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Minnesota State University Moorhead. After passing the CPA exam, Rasmussen earned her Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota. She
and her husband live in Orono, Minnesota, and have two adult children.

Upcoming 2021 Speakers


August 2021, Bill Lentsch, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Delta Airlines

September 2021Lindsay Whalen - Head Coach, University of Minnesota Women's Basketball

October 2021Jay Debertin - President and CEO, CHS

November 2021, TBD

December 2021, TBD





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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