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.


  • Hubert Joly
  • November 6, 2018

    Hubert Joly
    Chairman and CEO
    Best Buy

    Hubert Joly is chairman and CEO of Best Buy Co. Inc., a leading provider of consumer technology products and services with approximately 125,000 employees in North America and approximately $40 billion in annual revenue. Joly joined Best Buy in 2012 and led the company through its Renew Blue transformation, a customer-focused strategy centering on cost reduction, investing in the online shopping experience, and reinvigorating the customer experience in the stores.

    Prior to joining Best Buy, Joly was CEO of Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company. Before that, he led Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Vivendi Universal Games, and Electronic Data Systems’ business in France.

    He serves on the board of directors of Ralph Lauren Corp., the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Minnesota Business Partnership, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Minnesota Orchestra. In August 2017, Joly was awarded the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian distinction.

    This event is sold out. Walk-up registration will not be available. 


  • Scott Wine
  • December 4, 2018

    Scott Wine
    Chairman and CEO
    Polaris Industries Inc.

    Scott Wine is chairman and CEO of Polaris Industries, Inc., a $6 billion market leader in powersports that produces off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles, boats, and on-road electric/hybrid-powered vehicles.

    Wine joined the company in 2008 after serving as the president of Fire Safety Americas, a division of United Technologies. Prior to that, he held senior leadership positions at Danaher Corporation, serving as president of its Jacob Vehicle Systems and Veeder-Root subsidiaries. He also held various international and domestic posts with Honeywell’s Aerospace Division.

    Wine received an economics degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989 and served as a Naval Supply Officer until 1996. He holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park. He serves on the boards of Polaris, U.S. Bancorp, and Terex Corporation.


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 email Martha Victor at mvictor@umn.edu.