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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Board of Directors

Officers

  • Margaret A. Bracken*, Chair | Former Vice President & Project Manager – Brighton Development Corporation
  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson*, Immediate Past Chair, Life Director | Co-CEO, Carlson Holdings
  • Martin R. Lueck*, Vice Chair | Chairman, Executive Board Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Anne. W. Miller*, Vice Chair | Trustee Emerita – The College of St. Catherine
  • Yvonne Cheek, Ph.D.*, Secretary | President, Millennium Consulting Group
  • Jay V. Ihlenfeld*, Treasurer | Retired Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific - 3M
  • Michelle Miller Burns*, President and CEO, Minnesota Orchestra

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.
  • Warren E. Mack | Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
  • Betty Myers | Myers Foundation, Inc.
  • Gordon M. Sprenger | Retired CEO, Allina Health System, Inc.

Directors

  • Karen Hsiao Ashe, M.D., Ph.D.* | Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Neurology
  • Emily Backstrom | Vice President, Corporate Strategy, General Mills
  • Douglas M. Baker, Jr.* | Chairman of the Board and CEO, Ecolab Inc.
  • Maureen Bausch | Interim Chief Marketing Officer, Mayo Clinic
  • Rochelle Blease* | Retired Vice President, Strategy and Communications, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
  • Sarah Brew | Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP
  • 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
  • Mark D. Copman | President of 3M Brasil Ltda. —3M
  • Paula DeCosse* | Former Co-chair – Orchestrate Excellence
  • Jon Eisenberg | Retired Vice President and Chief Counsel, Medtronic
  • John F. Farrell, Jr. | Chairman and CEO, Haskell's
  • W. Anders Folk | First Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Betsy Frost | Business Unit Director, General Mills
  • Tim Geoffrion* | Norwest Equity Partners
  • 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 | Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Corporate Affairs – Thrivent Financial
  • Maurice Holloman | President, thehollomangroup, LLC
  • Karen Lundmark Holmes | President—Young People's Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA)
  • Philip O. Isaacson | Chairman, Nonin Medical
  • Hubert Joly | Chairman and CEO, Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Kathy Junek* | Retired Public Defender
  • Kate T. Kelly | Regional President — Minnesota, PNC Bank Financial Services Group
  • Lloyd G. Kepple | Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Michael Kim | Director and Professor, University of MN School of Music - Twin Cities
  • Michael Klingensmith* | Publisher and CEO, Star Tribune Media
  • Mary G. Lawrence, M.D. | Retired Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Allen U. Lenzmeier* | Retired President & CEO, Best Buy
  • Michael A. Lindsay | Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Patrick G. Mahoney | Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
  • Kita McVay* | Director and Officer, Minnwest Corporation
  • William P. Miller* | Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Ravi Norman | CEO, THOR Companies
  • Minsok Pak | Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Target Corporation
  • Anita M. Pampusch | Retired President, The Bush Foundation
  • Lisa Paradis | Retired physician
  • Michael M. Roos | Retired, KPMG, LLP
  • Dimitrios P. Smyrnios | CEO, Schwan's Company
  • Robert Spong | Retired Vice President & Financial Advisor, Piper Jaffray
  • Irene Suddard | President, Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra
  • Mary Sumners* | Regional President, Northern Region—Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Jim Watkins | Co-Founder & Managing Director, Sociable Cider Werks
  • Tim Welsh | Vice Chairman of Consumer Banking Sales and Support, U.S. Bank
  • John Wilgers* | Retired Minneapolis Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Aks Zaheer | Professor and Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management at the Carlson School of Management – University of Minnesota

Directors Emeriti

  • Margaret D. Ankeny
  • Karen Baker
  • Mari Carlson
  • Andrew Czajkowski
  • Jack W. Eugster
  • Jane P. Gregerson
  • Beverly Grossman
  • Karen H. Hubbard
  • Harvey B. Mackay
  • Maxine Houghton Wallin

* denotes membership on Executive Committee