The Supply Chain and Operations Board of Advisors is comprised of industry leaders whose guidance enriches teaching and research at the Carlson School, and creates career opportunities for students. By partnering with member organizations, the School delivers real-world wisdom to inform the next generation of supply chain leaders.

The Board of Advisors offers its members opportunities to network with senior supply chain executives, engage in a discussion of cutting-edge issues, access Carlson School academic programs and resources, and make a difference in the lives of aspiring professionals by bringing their expertise to the classroom.

Board meetings are held twice per year, in the fall and spring. To join the board, contact KK Sinha at ksinha@umn.edu.

 

  • Tony Abel

Managing Director, Protiviti

  • Moid Alwy

VP Global Supply Chain and Logistics, Target Corporation 

  • Ted Angelo

Global Product Development, Donaldson Company Inc.

  • Doug Bilec

Senior Director, Global Logistics, Sherwin-Williams

  • Kelli Bluth

Global Indirect Sourcing Manager, Cantel Medical

  • Sallie Burke

Senior Director, Distribution Operations, System Capabilities, and Analytics, Best Buy

  • Manny Comstock

Senior Solutions Advisor, FedEx

  • Lisa Cotter

Senior Director of Supply Chain, Best Buy 

  • Laura Crosby

Global Operations Lead, Transportation and Logistics, Cargill, Inc.

  • Tanya Dowda

Director - Strategic Projects, Land O'Lakes, Inc.

  • Bill Goins

Worldwide Account Manager, FedEx Healthcare Solutions

  • Greg Good

Assistant VP, Strategy & Business Development - Supply Chain, Cargill, Inc.

  • Eric Haynor

VP Global EQ Supply Chain Operations, Ecolab

  • Sheri Henck

Vice President Global Supply Chain, Distribution and Logistics, Medtronic

  • Doug Houseman

Director Distribution Engineering and Facilities, Target Corporation

  • Chitanya Karri

Director, Global Strategic Sourcing, Chassis Procurement, Polaris Industries, Inc.

  • Steve Kirby

Vice President, Supply Chain Services, Andersen Corporation

  • Suresh Krishna

Senior Vice President and Chief Operations and Supply Chain Officer, Sleep Number

  • Heather Larson

Vice President - Innovation, ITQ Operations and Shared Services, General Mills

  • Sandra LeClerc

Director, Global Supply Chain, Interventional Cardiology, Boston Scientific

  • Scott Martens

Senior Systems Director, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

  • Mark Meier

Customer Implementation & Assessment, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

  • Greg Mueller

Supply Chain Leader -Cargill Metals Supply Chain, Cargill, Inc.

  • Sean Muniz

Chief Supply Chain Officer, Performance Health

  • Pat Murphy

Supply Chain Leader - Baking, General Mills, Inc.

  • Richard Murphy

President/CEO, Murphy Warehouse Company

  • Russell Needham

Manager Logistics, Pentair Corporation

  • Chris Peterson

Manager Director, The Toro Company

  • Tom Pettit

VP Global Operations of Supply, Pentair Corporation

  • Steve Raetz

Director, Supply Chain Integration, C.H. Robinson​

  • Joe Ruzynski

Vice President, Operations, Pentair Technical Solutions

  • Kolleen Schneider

Director of Supply Chain, Andersen Corporation

  • Vicki Schwartz

Vice President, Customer Supply Services, The Schwan Food Company

  • Rock Sherman

Managing Director - District Operations, FedEx Ground

  • Ted Sherman

Senior Global Trade Supply Chain Director, Medtronic 

  • Brian Urkiel

Senior DIrector, Sleep Number

  • Steve Van Vossen

Senior Director, Global Strategic Supply, Tennant Co.

  • Rob Vislosky

Chief Procurement Officer, Honeywell

  • Mark Walker​

Senior Vice President, Transportation, C.H. Robinson (ret.)

  • Tony Wixo

VP, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Quality, Sleep Number

  • Sean Wu

VP Global Supply Chain Management, Eaton Corporation – Hydraulics Group

  • Valerie Young

Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, 3M

  • Nadim Zoberi

Supply Chain Leader, The Toro Company