Cargill Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David W. MacLennan will discuss his perspective on the future of food at the 1st Tuesday Speaker Series on May 3 at 11:30 a.m. at McNamara Alumni Center. 

Tickets for the event are available for $35.

MacLennan joined Cargill in 1991, and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2008. He previously served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Cargill. MacLennan held management positions within the financial, risk management, energy, and animal protein platforms.

Prior to joining Cargill, he worked in the futures and securities trading sector in Chicago and for U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray in Minneapolis.

MacLennan serves on the boards of the Minnesota Business Partnership and the Greater Minneapolis St. Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership. He has served on several corporate and non-profit boards that expand access to education for under-privileged youth. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Amherst College and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.

About the Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series

The Carlson School of Management 1st Tuesday Speaker Series began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The series features top-notch executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, the program attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community, and has become an attractive spot for professionals in the metropolitan area to network.