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, with a virtual participation option starting in the Fall 2021 season, 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

Virtually over Zoom 


Individual (Limit one ticket for August) - $35
Table (Eight tickets) - $280

Virtual participation is free 


11:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:50 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.   Program concludes

12:00 p.m. Virtual Program begins

October 5, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT
Virtual event 


CHS Inc.

Jay Debertin

President and CEO



Attend Virtually

All participants must register in advance.

Jay Debertin

Jay Debertin


Jay Debertin is president and chief executive officer of CHS, the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and an agronomy, global energy, grains and food company. 

Since becoming president and CEO of CHS, Debertin has driven the strategy to strengthen the company through advancing operational excellence, strengthening the company’s financial performance and building a team to grow the company’s core businesses to create connections that empower agriculture. Debertin previously held the positions of executive vice president and chief operating officer for CHS Energy and Processing and Food Ingredients.

In his role as president and CEO, Debertin leads a $31.9 billion company that provides end-to-end products and leverages the strength of the company’s supply chain to support the nation’s farmers and cooperatives.


Upcoming 2021 Speakers

November 2021

Bill Daley - Vice Chairman of Public Affairs, Wells Fargo

December 2021

Suresh Krishna - President and CEO, Northern Tool & Equipment

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