HealthPartners President and CEO Mary Brainerd will discuss the changing face of the healthcare industry at the 1st Tuesday speaker series on November 3 at 11:30 a.m. at McNamara Alumni Center. 

Marty Brainard

Tickets for the event are available for $35.

Brainerd heads Minnesota-based HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, non-profit healthcare organization in the nation. Under her leadership and direction, HealthPartners has experienced record growth and is often recognized as a national leader in the healthcare industry.

Brainerd is frequently cited for her strong business acumen and unwavering commitment to a healthy and thriving community. She was most recently named among the 100 Most Influential People in Health Care by Modern Health Care and the Top 75 Most Influential People in the Twin Cities by Minnesota Monthly.

Prior to joining HealthPartners in 1992, Brainerd held senior-level positions with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, including senior vice president and chief marketing officer. She was also senior vice president and chief executive officer of Blue Plus.

She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota. She serves on the boards of Minnesota Life/Securian, Minnesota Council of Health Plans, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, Bremer Financial Corporation, and Minnesota Public Radio.  

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.