Carlson Global Institute Advisors

To ensure the alignment of the initiatives of the Institute with the interests and needs of all stakeholders in fulfillment of its mission, two advisory bodies exist to provide continuous advice and contributions.

The Faculty Advisory Committee consists of Carlson School faculty from across disciplinary areas and is focused on curricular elements of our global coursework and initiatives.

The Advisory Council membership comprises global leaders from external stakeholder groups including business, government, and education, including Carlson School alumni. The Advisory Council provides insights into current and relevant global management trends and issues and guides the Institute's outreach and engagement efforts as we continue to build a more interactive global network of stakeholders, generating new knowledge and collaborations toward the development of more globally mindful leaders.

Michelle Duffy
Professor, Vernon Heath Chair
Michelle K. Duffy serves as the Director of Graduate Studies and PhD program at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.
Andrew Lainsbury
Senior Lecturer
Andrew Lainsbury, a Senior Lecturer at the Carlson School of Management, has over 20 years of experience in integrated marketing leadership.
Alfred Marcus
Professor, Edson Spencer Endowed Chair in Strategy and Technological Leadership
Alfred Marcus is a Professor and holds the Edson Spencer Endowed Chair in Strategy and Technological Leadership at the Carlson School of Management.
Helen Moser
Senior Lecturer
Helen Moser, Senior Lecturer in Finance at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, brings a passion for finance and investing to her classes.
Stephen T Parente
Professor, Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair of Health Finance
Stephen T. Parente, PhD, MPH, MS is a Professor in the Department of Finance and the Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair of Health Finance at Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and Associate Dean of the Global Institute.
Soumya Sen
Associate Professor, 3M Fellow, McKnight Presidential Fellow

Prof. Soumya Sen is the 3M Fellow in Business Analytics and Associate Professor of Information & Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota. He received the B.E. (Hons.) in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from BITS-Pilani, India, in 2005, and both the M.S. and Ph.D.

Rachna Shah
Rachna Shah is a Professor, Operations and Management Science at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
Pervin Shroff
Frederick H. Grose Chair, Accounting Dept. Chair
Pervin Shroff holds the Frederick H. Grose Chair and serves as the Chair of the Accounting Department at the Carlson School of Management.
Nicole Ayers
Business Unit Director for Family Favorites Cereal, General Mills
Nicole has spent the last 14 years at General Mills working internationally and domestically in the United States, with experience across Finance, Marketing, and General Management. She is currently the Business Unit Director for Family Favorites Cereal.
Julie Drysdale
Tax Principal, Transfer Pricing, PwC
Gabrielle Gerbaud
Executive Director, Minnesota Trade Office & Chief Protocol Officer, State of Minnesota
Discover the professional profile of Gabrielle Gerbaud at Carlson School. Explore her expertise, contributions, and role within the academic community, shaping the landscape of education and leadership. Learn more about Gabrielle Gerbaud's impactful presence and influence in the field.
Gail Gibbs
SVP of Global Sourcing, Lakeshore Learning
Gail began her Lakeshore role in September 2022 where she is focused on evolving their Global Sourcing organizational capability, culture and team – both in the U.S. and internationally.
Dan Gilbertson
Senior Director & Chief of Staff, Medtronic Corporate Development

Dan Gilbertson joined Medtronic in 2012 and has held various roles with increasing responsibility focused on Mergers and Acquisitions, including roles in the Neuromodulation Business Unit in Minnesota, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa region in Switzerland.  Having moved back to Minnesota in late 2021, Dan is currently a Senior Director and Chief of Staff for the Corporate Developmen

Robert Goodall
Vice President, Thomson Reuters
Explore the profile of Robert Goodall at Carlson School. Gain insights into his expertise, contributions, and role within the Carlson School community.
Newton Guillen
Vice President and General Manager of Exclusive Brands, Best Buy
Newton is an experienced product development leader with a broad background leading global software and product development teams in a variety of technologies across several industries.
Leah Larson
Chief Marketing Officer, Madison Industries
Jon Ruppel
Senior Vice President, Total Rewards & Services, 3M Company

Jon Ruppel has held a succession of human resources and business leadership positions during his 27-year career at 3M.

Kimberlee Sinclair
Vice President, Digital Customer Experience, H.B. Fuller

Kimberlee Sinclair is Vice President, Digital Customer Experience at H.B. Fuller and serves as chair of the Carlson Global Institute Advisory Council.

Bing Houw Tan
Vice President of Human Resources, Global Talent Management, Ecolab
Currently the Vice President of Human Resources, Global Talent Management, at Ecolab, a global sustainability leader offering water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, Bing Houw is an International HR leader who’s passionate about Talent, HR Business partnership and true Diversity and Inclusion.
Richard Trembley
Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America
Richard (Rick) Trembley is a Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager in the Global Commercial Banking group of Bank of America - serving large middle market commercial/corporate businesses in Minnesota, western Wisconsin and North Dakota.
Akinyi Williams
Founder, CEO, Cheyenne Mortgage Capital and Co-founder, President & Chief Operating Officer, Western Capital
Akinyi Williams has been Founder/CEO of Cheyenne Mortgage Capital, and COO of Western Capital, Minnesota based lending and broker firms for alternative real estate financing nationwide since 2018.

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