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 Carlson School of Management. She holds the Vernon Heath Chair. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Arkansas in 1998, an M.A. in psychology from Xavier University in 1993, and her B.A. in psychology in 1990 from Miami University (Ohio).

Alfred Marcus
Professor, Edson Spencer Endowed Chair in Strategy and Technological Leadership

Alfred Marcus in 2022 won the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Academy of Management Organizations and Natural Environment Division.

Helen Moser
Senior Lecturer

Helen found a passion for finance during her 5-year stint with the U.S. Army.  Post-Army, she earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Finance.  She spent several years in the banking industry, working her way up from credit analyst to CFO.

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
Accounting Dept. Chair

Frederick H. Grose Chair in Accounting

Julie Drysdale
Tax Principal, Transfer Pricing, PwC
Gabrielle Gerbaud
Executive Director, Minnesota Trade Office & Chief Protocol Officer, State of Minnesota
Gail Gibbs
SVP of Global Sourcing, Lakeshore Learning
Robert Goodall
Vice President, Thomson Reuters
Newton Guillen
Vice President and General Manager of Exclusive Brands, Best Buy
Newton Guillen is an experienced engineering and technology leader and is currently the Vice President and General Manager of Exclusive Brands, Best Buy.
Trevor Gunn
Vice President, International Relations, Medtronic
Ben Irby
President, Snack Operating Unit, General Mills
Leah Larson
Chief Marketing Officer, Madison Industries
Yvonne Moore
Senior Vice President Human Resources Global Markets, Ecolab
Yvonne Moore is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Resources Global Markets, at Ecolab, a global sustainability leader offering water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions and services.
Ana Carolina Queiroz
Vice President of Finance, Cargill
Ana Carolina Queiroz is a researcher, professor, and entrepreneur and is currently the Vice President of Finance at Cargill.
Jon Ruppel
Senior Vice President, Total Rewards & Services, 3M
Kimberlee Sinclair
Vice President, Digital Customer Experience, H.B. Fuller
Rick Trembley
Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America
Akinyi Williams
Co-founder, President & Chief Operating Officer, Western Capital
Akinyi Williams is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Cheyenne Mortgage Capital.

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