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


robert kueppers
Robert J. Kueppers* | Board Chair
Former Vice Chairman
Deloitte LLP


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

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


  • Brent Blakely
    Brent G. Blackey*
    President & COO
    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*
    EVP, Director of Government &
    Community Relations
    Wells Fargo Bank

  • Tod Carpenter
    Tod E. Carpenter*
    President & CEO
    Donaldson Company, Inc

  • Michael CeCere
    Andrew Cecere*
    President and CEO
    U.S. Bancorp

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

  • Mary Ekman
    Mary Jo Ekman*
    Senior Vice President
    U.S. Retail Finance
    General Mills, Inc.

  • Chip Glasser
    Chip Glaser*
    K. Charles Development Corporation

  • michael hoffman
    Michael J. Hoffman*
    Former Chairman
    The Toro Company

  • David Holtze
    David Holtze*
    Global Vice Chair, Finance - CFO
    Ernst & Young

  • Peter Janzen
    Peter Janzen
    SVP, General Counsel & CAO
    Land O’Lakes

  • Eric Jing
    Eric Jing*
    Ant Financial Services Group

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

  • Chris Koch
    Chris Koch*
    Carlisle Companies Inc.

  • Joe Lindekugel
    Jon T. Lindekugel
    Senior VP, Business Development & Marketing Sales
    3M Company

  • Kathryn Marinello
    Kathryn Marinello      
    President and CEO
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

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

  • Brian Milovich
    Brian Milovich*
    Ex-Officio Member
    Carlson School Alumni Board President

  • Marcelo Montero
    Marcelo E. Montero*
    President - Cargill Salt
    Cargill, Inc.

  • Bennet Morgan
    Bennett Morgan*
    Former President & COO
    Polaris Industries Inc.

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

  • james muehlbauer
    James L. Muehlbauer
    Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
    Valspar Corporation

  • Wendy Nelson Carlson
    Wendy Nelson
    Vice President
    Carlson Family Foundation
  • chris neigent
    Chris Neugent
    President and CEO
    Post Consumer Brands

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

  • jim owens
    Jim Owens
    President & CEO
    H.B. Fuller

  • Marcia Page
    Marcia Page*
    Founder and Executive Chair
    Värde Partners, Inc.

  • john penshorn
    John S. Penshorn*
    Senior Vice President Investor Relations
    UnitedHealth Group

  • james projpanko
    James Prokopanko
    Former President & CEO
    The Mosaic Company

  • Trevor Putrah
    Trevor Putrah

  • Nii Quaye
    Nii Quaye
    Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions

  • cindy rodahl
    Cindy Rodahl*
    Executive Vice President Human Resources and Communications

  • freeman shen
    Freeman H. Shen*
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Pateo Group

  • lee skold
    Lee Skold*
    Former Corporate Vice President
    Cargill, Inc.

  • cathy smith
    Cathy Smith
    EVP & CFO

  • thomas staggs
    Thomas O. Staggs*
    Former COO
    The Walt Disney Company

  • h. william walter
    H. William Walter*
    President & Founder
    Heartland Realty Investors, Inc.

  • jill wyant
    Jill Wyant
    Executive Vice President and President,
    Global Food & Beverage, Healthcare and Life Sciences

  • mike zechmeister
    Mike Zechmeister*
    United Natural Foods, Inc.