Alumni Community

Interaction with alumni is vital during both your academic and professional career. You will have numerous opportunities to form valuable relationships with Executive MBA alumni both inside and out sideof the classroom.

In addition to the more than 1,200 alumni of the Carlson Executive MBA program, you'll become part of the Carlson School's impressive alumni network of more than 53,000 members in 95 countries.

Alumni Stats

A Powerful Alumni Network

When you join the Executive MBA program, you join a powerful network of alumni. 

Carlson MBA Alumni

Location Name Title Company Year Graduated
Chicago Fernando Palacios EVP & Chief Integrated Supply Chain Officer MillerCoors 1995
New York Annie Young-Schrivner CEO Godiva 2003
CT Prathibha Varkey, MD President & CEO of the Northeast Medical Group/SVP of Yale New Haven Health Yale Medical Group 2013
MN Richard Olson Chairman & CEO The Toro Company 2010
MN Jed Gorlin, MD Medical Director Memorial Blood Centers 2005
MN Trevor Bynum President & CEO Welch's 2003
MN Trevor Putrah President KGP Companies 2006
MN Chet Rihal, MD Chair, Cardiology Department Mayo Clinic 2000
MN Baxter Stephenson President & COO Fraser Steel 2003
MN Joe Hurd COO SixSpeed 2013
MN Rahul Koranne, MD SVP & Chief Medical Officer Minnesota Hospital Association 2008
MN Michael Duggan CEO United States Distilled Products 2004
MN Tom H. Sween President & COO E.A. Sween Compani/Deli Express 2007
SF Bay Area Jason Bates Chief Supply Chain Officer Specialized Bicycle Components 2011
SF Bay Area Gangesh Ganesan CEO PeerNova, Inc. 2001
Italy Victoria Spadaro-Grant CTO Barilla Group 2000
Chile Milena Oliveira Country Manager 3M Chile 2013
Switzerland Bethany Quam Sr. VP & President of Europe/Australasia Region General Mills 2001

Alumni Interaction

Alumni will be present throughout your MBA journey. They answer questions from prospective students, welcome new students at orientation, guest lecture in your classes, set up site visits on international residencies, and attend various events throughout the year.

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