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.

Faculty Advisory Committee
  • Alfred Marcus
    Alfie Marcus
    Professor, Edson Spencer Endowed Chair in Strategy and Technological Leadership
    Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Michelle Duffy
    Michelle Duffy
    Professor, Board of Overseers Professorship in Human Resources and Industrial Relations
    Work and Organization

  • Helen Moser
    Helen Moser
    Senior Lecturer

  • Gautam Ray

    Associate Professor
    Information & Decision Sciences

Advisory Council Members

Tim Barinka
Vice President, Marketing
Hormel Foods International

Julie Drysdale
Tax Principal, Transfer Pricing

Gabrielle Gerbaud
Executive Director
Minnesota Trade Office

Gail Gibbs
Vice President and General Manager, Exclusive Brands
Best Buy

Robert Goodall
Vice President, Enterprise Compliance
Thomson Reuters

Trevor Gunn
Vice President, International Relations

Mark Hong
Vice President, North America Surface Transportation
C.H. Robinson

Ben Irby
Business Unit Director, Pillsbury
General Mills

Leah Larson
Vice President, Marketing -Global Portfolio Strategy

Patrick McGinnis
Vice President, Merchandising
Best Buy

Meredith McQuaid
Associate Vice President, Global Programs and Strategies Alliance
University of Minnesota

Kathleen Motzenbecker
Senior Vice President
Medical Alley

Joe Ramaker
Vice President, Finance, Planning and Analysis

Jon Ruppel
Vice President, Value Acceleration

Rick Trembley
Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Banking
Bank of America