Spring 2014

cs_Change-that-MattersThe Recession of 2008 left much upheaval in its wake. The U.S. and the rest of the world are slowly crawling back to stability—some parts more than others, and others not as fast as they would like. Since the recession, much has changed across the business landscape and this issue focuses on three key areas—the financial world, the global stage, and the evolving workplace.

To provide insight into where things stand today and where they might be going, we talked to faculty members at the forefront of these issues in their teaching, researching, and consulting work. We’ve also engaged our Board of Overseers—which includes many of the nation’s top executives—for its input, as these individuals are facing and meeting these challenges every day.


Douglas Baker
Chairman & CEO

Brent Blackey*
President & COO
Holiday Companies

Thia Breen+
Group President, North America
Estee Lauder Companies

Jon Campbell*
Executive Vice President, Director of Government & Community Relations
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Andrew Cecere*
Vice Chairman & CFO
U.S. Bancorp

Alan Diamond+
Retired President & COO
Aon Risk Services

Robert Duffy*
Partner Emeritus
A. T. Kearney, Inc.

Nazie Eftekhari*
HealthEZ, Inc.

Matthew Ginter*
Vice President
Investor Relations

Chip Glaser*
K. Charles Development Corporation

Luella Goldberg
Communications Systems, Inc.

Michael Hoffman*
Chairman & CEO
The Toro Company

Mark Jeter*
Managing Director of Branch Banking
TCF Bank

Beth Kieffer Leonard*
CPA, Managing Partner
Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company

Jodee Kozlak+
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Target Corporation

Robert Kueppers*
Senior Partner
Deloitte LLP

James Lawrence
Rothschild North America

Sharon McCollam
Chief Administrative & CFO
Best Buy Company, Inc.

Laura Moret*
Chief Counsel—Asset Management, Managing Director
Piper Jaffray
Ex-officio Member, Carlson School Alumni Board President

Barbara Mowry*
GoreCreek Advisors
Kansas City Federal Reserve

James Muehlbauer
Executive Vice President & CFO
Valspar Corporation

Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Former Chairman & CEO

Chris Neugent
Chairman & CEO
MOM Brands

Jeffrey Noddle
Retired Executive Chairman
SuperValu, Inc.

Jim Owens
President & CEO
H.B. Fuller

Kenneth Paulus+
President & CEO
Allina Hospitals & Clinics

John Penshorn*
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
UnitedHealth Group, Inc.

Chris Policinski
President & CEO
Land O’Lakes, Inc.

James Prokopanko
President & CEO
The Mosaic Company

Cindy Rodahl*
Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications

Robert Senkler+
Chairman & CEO
Securian Financial Group

Lee Skold*
Retired Corporate Vice President
Cargill, Inc.

Thomas Staggs*
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
The Walt Disney Company

H. William Walter*
President & Founder
Heartland Realty Investors, Inc.

Peter Warwick
Executive Vice President
Thomson Reuters

Mike Zechmeister*
Vice President, Finance
General Mills, Inc.

*Carlson School Alumnus
+Other U of M degree


Share Your Opinion

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *