The Board of Overseers works closely with the Carlson School’s leadership to ensure a highly engaged relationship with local and national businesses and provides valued assistance in seeking both monetary and non-monetary support from individuals and the corporate community.

* Indicates Carlson School Alumni


Bob Kippers
Robert J. Kueppers* | Board Chair
Vice Chairman (Retired)
Deloitte LLP


  • james lawrence
    James A. Lawrence | Board Vice-Chair
    Great North Star
  • barbara mowry
    Barbara J. Mowry*# | Board Vice Chair
    Chief Executive Officer
    GoreCreek Advisors

  • Picture of Corie Barry
    Corie Barry
    Chief Financial Officer
    Best Buy Co., Inc.


  • Brent Blakely
    Brent G. Blackey*#

    Former President & Chief Operating Officer
    Holiday Companies

  • mary blake
    Mary Pat Blake*

    Founder & President
    Blake Strategic Consulting

  • thia-breen
    Thia Breen*
    Former Group President, North America
    Estee Lauder Companies

  • John Campbell
    Jon R. Campbell*

    Executive Vice President, Director of Government &
    Community Relations
    Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

  • Tod Carpenter
    Tod E. Carpenter*
    Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
    Donaldson Company, Inc

  • Andrew Cecere
    Andrew Cecere*
    Chairman, President & CEO
    U.S. Bancorp

  • Robert Duffy
    Robert L. Duffy*#
    Partner Emeritus
    A. T. Kearney, Inc.

  • Siddharth "Sid" Ghandhi
    Siddharth "Sid" Gandhi*
    Chief Strategy & Enterprise Technology Officer
    Securian Financial Group

  • Chip Glaser
    Chip Glaser*
    K. Charles Development Corporation

  • David Holtze
    David Holtze*
    Global Vice Chair, Finance & Chief Finacial Officer
    Ernst & Young

  • Peter Janzen
    Peter Janzen
    Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer
    Land O’Lakes, Inc.

  • Eric Jing
    Eric Jing*
    Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
    Ant Financial Services Group

  • Beth Leonard
    Beth Kieffer Leonard*
    CPA, Managing Partner
    Lurie, LLP

  • Chris Koch
    Chris Koch*
    Chief Executive Officer
    Carlisle Companies Inc.

  • Suresh Krishna
    Suresh Krishna
    Senior Vice President - Chief Operations, Supply Chain & Lean Officer
    Sleep Number

  • Eric Lindekugel
    Jon T. Lindekugel*+
    Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
    3M Company

  • Kathryn Marinello
    Kathryn Marinello      
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

  • Catherin Mathis
    Catherine Mathis*#
    Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
    McGraw-Hill Education

  • Brian Milovich
    Brian Milovich*
    Ex-Officio Member
    President, Carlson School Alumni Board
    Co-Founder, Managing Principal
    Calvera Partners, LLC

  • Marcelo Montero
    Marcelo E. Montero*+
    President - Cargill Salt Group

  • Bennet Morgan
    Bennett Morgan*
    Former President & Chief Operating Officer
    Polaris Industries Inc.

  • laura moret
    Laura M. Moret*
    Chief Councel – Asset Management, Managing Director
    Piper Jaffray Companies

  • james muehlbauer
    James L. Muehlbauer

    Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
    Valspar Corporation

  • Wendy Nelson Carlson
    Wendy Nelson
    Carlson Family Foundation

  • Judd Nystrom
    Judd Nystrom*
    Chief Financial Officer
    At Home Group Inc.

  • jim owens
    Jim Owens

    President & Chief Executive Officer
    H.B. Fuller

  • Rick Olson
    Rick Olson*
    Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
    The Toro Company

  • Marcia Page
    Marcia Page*

    Founder & Executive Chair
    Värde Partners, Inc.

  • john penshorn
    John S. Penshorn*

    Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
    UnitedHealth Group, Inc.

  • james projpanko
    James Prokopanko

    Former President & Chief Executive Officer

    The Mosaic Company

  • Trevor Putrah
    Trevor Putrah*

  • Nii Quaye
    Nii Quaye*
    Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions

  • cindy rodahl
    Cindy Rodahl*

    Executive Vice President Human Resources & Communications

  • Peter Rottier
    Peter Rottier*
    Managing Director
    Summit Partners

  • Cathy Smith
    Cathy Smith
    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

  • thomas staggs
    Thomas O. Staggs*

    Former Chief Operating Officer
    The Walt Disney Company

  • h. william walter
    H. William Walter*+

    President & Founder
    Heartland Realty Investors, Inc.

  • jill wyant
    Jill Wyant

    Executive Vice President & President,
    Global Regions & Global Healthcare

  • mike zechmeister
    Mike Zechmeister*

    Chief Financial Officer
    United Natural Foods, Inc.