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Alumni Newsmakers

Marcia Page named UMN's Entrepreneur of the Year

The University of Minnesota’s Entrepreneur of the Year is Marcia Page, ’83 MBA. After earning her MBA at the Carlson School, Page went on to Cargill, and later co-founded the global investment firm, Värde Partner, where she now serves as chairwoman. 

Marcia Page

Amanda Rusin named 40 under 40 honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Amanda Rusin, ’05 MBA, was named a 40 under 40 honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Rusin is currently assistant general counsel at Polaris Industries Inc. in Minneapolis, MN.

Amanda Rusin

Krista Steinbach named 40 under 40 honoree by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Krista Steinbach, ’07 BSB, was named a 40 under 40 honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Steinbach is currently co-founder and COO at WholeMe in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Krista Steinbach

Melissa Johnston named 40 under 40 honoree by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Melissa Johnston, ’11 MBA, was named a 40 under 40 honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Johnston is VP-Business Banking with Highland Bank in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Melissa Johnston

Alumni Promotions

Chad Roberg, '03 BSB

Chad Roberg, ’03 BSB, is the Assistant Vice President at Hays Companies in the Duluth, Minnesota area. Hays Companies is one of the fastest growing risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consultancy firms in the country.

Chad Roberg

Michael Heller, '98 BSB

Michael Heller, ’98 BSB, is Vice President of Concept Development at Caribou Coffee in the Twin Cities area. Heller manages design and construction teams across the Caribou Coffee & Einstein Noah Restaurant Group. 

Michael Heller

Beth Oddan, '11 MA-HRIR

Beth Oddan, ’11 MA-HRIR, is Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition for Capella Education Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Capella Education develops online, high-quality degree programs for adults.

Beth Oddan

Murtaza Dawood, ’12 BSB

Murtaza Dawood, ’12 BSB, is working in Seattle, Washington at Amazon as an Account Manager. 

Murtaza Dawood