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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.


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

Upcoming Speakers

Kelly Doran

Kelly Doran

Founder and Principal - Doran Companies

December 3, 2019

Kelly Doran is the founder of Doran Companies, and one of the most prolific developers in the Upper Midwest. One of three partners at Doran Companies, Kelly has used his more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate to firmly establish Doran Companies as a trend-setting developer in the region. He has been named “Most Admired CEO” by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and “Executive of the Year” by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal, in addition to being selected as a member of the Minnesota Shopping Center Hall of Fame, the Business Journals’ National Influencers List in Commercial Real Estate and Twin Cities Business’ Hall of Fame.

Kelly received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and his MBA from what is now the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.


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Please Note: 1st Tuesday will resume February 4th. The 2020 lineup will be announced soon along with season pass information.

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.