Carlson’s affinity networks foster a culture of lifelong engagement and build a community of alumni dedicated to helping one another succeed. The affinity networks program provides opportunities for alumni to network, attend lifelong learning events, advance careers, and build the visibility of the School. Each affinity network is open to all alumni, students, friends and allies of the Carlson School. 

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Affinity Networks at the Carlson School

The Carlson 360 Network Affinity group brings together alumni and students of color and allies with a broad range of perspectives to advance collective inclusivity at the Carlson School. We do this by providing meaningful strategies that provide sustainable solutions to critical diversity and inclusion challenges faced by the Carlson School community. We aim to meet this goal by partnering with the Carlson School of Management to build a racially just community through student advocacy, outreach, and alumni networks. We are a force for good!

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Alumni of Color Leaders

Steven Kibaya, '19 MBA
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Miguel Rocha, '13 BSB

Carlson Women Global Connect is for all Carlson alumnae, partners, and friends interested in sharing information that will support individual growth and celebrating professional and personal achievements.

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Carlson Women Global Connect Leaders

Lindsay Amundson, '07 BSB, '12 MBA

Julie Gilbert, '93 BSB, '99 MBA
McKinsey & Co

The LGBTQ+ Alumni Network creates opportunities to interact with one another in the Carlson community and continue to build your professional and social networks.

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LGBTQ+ Network Leaders

KC Glaser, '05 BSB, '16 MBA
General Mills

Jon Schroeder, '13 BSB

The Carlson Alumni Sports Business Network builds a Carlson School alumni community through a shared interest in University of Minnesota athletics by providing opportunities to network, support Carlson School student-athletes and alumni volunteer leadership opportunities.

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Sports Business Network Leaders

Adam Krasnoff, '93 BSB
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Jenny Wade, '11 MBA
Piper Sandler

This group builds opportunities for veterans to connect, support, and talk about their experiences and challenges to further promote professional advancement and overcome common challenges faced by veterans.

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Tori Williamson, Alumni Relations

If you'd like to get involved with an affinity network as a volunteer or start a new one, contact Tori Hernandez at

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