Alumni Happenings (S19)

Monday, April 8, 2019

Alumni Service Award

portrait of Todd Williams

Todd Williams, ’91 BSB, received an Alumni Service Award from the University of Minnesota Alumni Association in fall 2018. Recipients are recognized for their exceptional commitment and leadership to the Alumni Association and the University. Williams has consistently lent his time and experience to current and prospective students. His service to the Alumni Association and the Carlson Undergraduate Advisory Board has helped set in motion and define integral diversity initiatives at the University of Minnesota. His commitment to helping the Carlson School move diversity and inclusion efforts forward has not only made a tangible, positive impact on the undergraduate experience but has also ushered in a new era at the University.

New York City Friendsgiving

New York City alumni gathered in Jersey City to celebrate the holidays at the first NYC Friendsgiving. This fun and casual evening, which promises to become an annual event, was hosted by NYC Chapter leaders James Collins, ’16 BSB, Lauren Stoneberg, ’10 BSB, Catherine Yang, ’08 BSB, ’15 MBA, and Kaizen Yang, ’15 MBA.

Carlson Homecoming Parade Watch Party

The Carlson School celebrated Homecoming with our annual Parade Watch Party. Alumni and their families gathered to celebrate one of the U’s oldest traditions while reconnecting with classmates, staff, and friends.

3M Chapter

In fall 2018, the 3M Chapter hosted Professor Joe Redden, who helped more than 150 alumni at 3M explore questions
of why we experience consumer boredom and how marketers can take actions to keep products interesting.

UnitedHealth Group Chapter

UnitedHealth Group was pleased to host a lunch and learn event with Professor Aks Zaheer in November 2018. The event brought together more than 70 Carlson alumni across Optum and UnitedHealth to learn about Professor Zaheer’s research on cost performance in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

The Way We Work

Also in November, Cali Williams Yost, founder of the Flex+Strategy Group, presented to Carlson School alumni and friends during our “The Way We Work” event. This quarterly event series—a partnership between Carlson Alumni Relations, Carlson Graduate Business Career Center and Antenna—gathers thought leaders, companies, and individuals for dynamic dialogue around the future of work.

This article appeared in the Spring 2019 alumni magazine

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Spring 2019 table of contents