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

November 2, 2021

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
In-person event

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT
Virtual event 


Minnesota United Football Club

Dr. Bill McGuire

Lead owner of the Minnesota United FC

and Former CEO, UnitedHealth Group


Attend In-Person

Attend Virtually

All participants must register in advance. No walk-ins will be accepted at the in-person event.

Bill McGuire

Dr. Bill McGuire

LEAD OWNER - Minnesota United FC 

William "Bill" McGuire, M.D. is the lead owner of Minnesota United FC, a professional soccer team that is part of Major League Soccer (MLS). His involvement in the sport began in late 2012 through the purchase of the Minnesota Stars, a team playing in the lower division NASL that was planned or closure by the League. The club was rebranded in 2013 and was awarded a MLS franchise in 2015. The club began play in MLS in 2017. In 2019 it opened Allianz Field, a privately-funded soccer-specific stadium in the Midway area of Saint Paul that has garnered international attention and awards. The team plays to sell-out crowds and rose to the League semi-finals in 2020, only its fourth year of play.

Dr. McGuire was the chairman and chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group from 1991 to 2007, a formative period marked by innovation and dramatic growth that saw the company become one of the largest and diversified health care companies in the world, and with the foundation for continued success and growth that saw it ranked #5 on the Fortune 500 list in 2021. A graduate of the University of Texas, he received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, had his residency and fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, and engaged in medical research at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 

He and his family are year-round residents of the Twin Cities and have been active supporters of education, the arts, medical research, health care delivery in the community, and issues of biodiversity and the environment on a global basis.


Upcoming 2021 Speakers

December 2021

Suresh Krishna - President and CEO, Northern Tool & Equipment

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