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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Board of Directors

Officers

  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson*, Chair, Life Director | Co-CEO, Carlson Holdings
  • Mark D. Copman*, Vice Chair | President of 3M Brasil Ltda. —3M Company
  • Karen Himle*, Vice Chair | VP of Corporate Affairs, Thrivent Financial
  • Allen U. Lenzmeier*, Vice Chair | Retired President & CEO, Best Buy
  • Martin R. Lueck,* Treasurer | Chairman, Executive Board, Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Warren E. Mack,* Immediate Past Chair | Partner, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
  • Kevin Smith*, President and CEO, Minnesota Orchestra
  • Aks Zaheer*, Secretary | Professor and Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management at the Carlson School of Management – University of Minnesota

Life Directors

  • Kathy Cunningham* | – Vice President – Charles & Kathryn Cunningham Family Foundation
  • Luella G. Goldberg* | Former Acting President, Wellesley College
  • Nancy Lindahl* | Co-owner & Founder – Creative Strategies Plus, Inc.
  • Ronald E. Lund* | Retired Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary – AGA Medical Holdings, Inc.
  • Betty Myers | Life Director – Myers Foundation, Inc.

Directors

  • Karen Hsiao Ashe, M.D., Ph.D. | Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Neurology
  • Emily Backstrom | Finance Director, General Mills
  • Douglas M. Baker, Jr. | Chairman of the Board and CEO, Ecolab Inc.
  • Donald E. Benson | Vice President, CRP Holdings, LLC
  • Rochelle Blease | Vice President, Strategy and Communications, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
  • David L. Boehnen | Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Margaret A. Bracken* | Former Vice President & Project Manager – Brighton Development Corporation
  • Barbara Burwell | Burwell Enterprises
  • E. Tim Carl | Chief Executive Officer and Design Principal – HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Evan Carruthers | Managing Partner, Castlelake
  • Y. Ralph Chu, M.D. | Founder and Medical Director, Chu Vision Institute and Surgery Center
  • Gary L. Cunningham | President and CEO, Metropolitan Economic Development Association
  • Paula DeCosse | Co-chair – Orchestrate Excellence
  • John F. Farrell, Jr. | Chairman and CEO, Haskell's
  • W. Anders Folk | Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • Betsy Frost | Business Unit Director, General Mills
  • Tim Geoffrion | Norwest Equity Partners
  • MaryAnn Goldstein
  • Paul D. Grangaard | President and CEO, Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation
  • Joseph T. Green* | Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, TCF Financial Corporation
  • Laurie Hodder Greeno | Retired Sales and Marketing Vice President, General Mills
  • Karen L. Himle* | Vice President Corporate Affairs – Thrivent Financial
  • Shadra J. Hogan | The Hogan Company
  • Jay V. Ihlenfeld* | Retired Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific - 3M
  • Philip O. Isaacson | Chairman, Nonin Medical
  • Hubert Joly | Chairman and CEO, Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Kathy Junek | Retired Public Defender
  • Mary Lou Kelley | President, E-Commerce, Best Buy
  • Lloyd G. Kepple* | Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Michael Klingensmith* | Publisher and CEO, Star Tribune Media
  • Pat Krueger | President, Young People's Symphony Concert Association
  • Michael Langley | Founding CEO, Greater MSP
  • Michael A. Lindsay Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Kita McVay* | Director and Officer, Minnwest Corporation
  • Anne. W. Miller* | Trustee Emerita – The College of St. Catherine
  • William P. Miller | Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Ravi Norman | CEO, Thor Construction
  • Lisa Roehl | President-elect, Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra
  • Michael M. Roos | Retired, KPMG, LLP
  • Matthew Spanjers | Chief Development Officer, Caribou Coffee
  • Robert J. Spikings | President, Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra
  • Robert Spong | Retired Vice President & Financial Advisor, Piper Jaffray
  • Mary Sumners | Wealth management professional, formerly with RBC
  • Tim Welsh | Senior Partner, McKinsey & Co.
  • John Wilgers* | Retired Minneapolis Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Directors Emeriti

  • Margaret D. Ankeny
  • Karen Baker
  • Mari Carlson
  • Andrew Czajkowski
  • Beverly Grossman
  • Karen H. Hubbard
  • Harvey B. Mackay
  • Susan Platou
  • Maxine Houghton Wallin

* denotes membership on Executive Committee