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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

Michael Ramlet

Michael Ramlet

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Morning Consult

August 6, 2019

Named among Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, Morning Consult is revolutionizing ways to collect, organize, and share survey research data globally.  The company’s flagship product, Brand Intelligence, is the most comprehensive brand management platform in the world.

Ramlet has been named an E&Y Technology Entrepreneur of The Year and Comparably Best CEO for Women as well as recognized in AdAge’s 40 under 40 and POLITICO Playbook’s Power List.


Purchase Tickets   Purchase Tables


Fall 2019 Line-up:

September: Beth Wozniak, Chief Executive Officer of nVent

October: Beth Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer of Land O'Lakes

November: Mark Henneman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mairs & Power, Inc.

December: Terry Rasmussen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Thrivent 


Purchase an Individual Fall Season Pass   Purchase a Table Fall Season Pass

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.