Board of Directors

For more than 65 years, our board of directors has provided leadership, support, and strategic direction.

Board members have experience across many sectors and bring to the table a variety of professional skills along with a wide breadth of global experience.

Most of all, we are proud to call each one a Global Minnesota member.

Special thanks to our resigning board members for their years of support of Global Minnesota:
John Brooks
Paul S. Mueller, M.D. 
Dr. John Pournoor
Ruth Weber Kelley

2021-22 Board Members

Board Chair
Martha (Muffy) MacMillan

Vice Chair
Thea Keamy, Land O’Lakes

Michael Manns, Sit Investment Associates

Khadija Ali, Global Language Connections
Patrick Andersen, CWT
David Best, General Mills
Andrew Blake, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Uri Camarena, MEDA
Lisa Clarke
Clint Conner
Latisha Dawson, SPHR, Cargill
Steven J. Dickinson, Cozen O’Connor
Sandy Famodu
John Guttery, Ecolab
Lili Hall Scarpa, KNOCK, Inc.
Rebecca Hawthorne, Ph.D., St. Catherine University
Richard E. Helling
Laurie Holmquist, Delta Air Lines
Patrick J. Kelly, Fredrikson & Byron
Mary G. Lawrence, M.D.
Jessica Libby, KPMG
Jack Malone, UnitedHealth Group
John Marsalek, Dorsey & Whitney
Tanna Moore, Meritas
Guadalupe Quintero, Minnesota State University Mankato
Laura Robinson
Angela Schulz, Target Corporation
Patricia Simmons, M.D., Mayo Clinic
Thabani Sinkula, CWT
Todd Smith, Donaldson
James Southwick, Medtronic, Inc.
Michelle Thom, MPA, Ed.D., State of Minnesota
Okechukwu Ukaga, MBA, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Anna Wasescha, Ph.D., West Central Initiative
U.S. Ambassador Ross Wilson (ret.)

Ex Officio Directors 
Jan Bauer, Consul of the UK Government Office, Minnesota
Ariel Delouya, Consul General of Canada
Ryan Kanne, Director of U.S. Commercial Service Minneapolis
Meredith McQuaid, Associate Vice President & Dean of International Programs of University of Minnesota
Iván Roberto Sierra Medel, Consul of Mexico

Honorary Directors
Sheila Bonsignore
Gary Capen
Thomas Colwell
David Fox
Charlie Hartwell
Peter C. Hawthorne
Bob McCrea
Leni Moore
Susan B. Plimpton
Robert H. Scarlett
Robert W. Sit
Ertugrul Tuzcu
Katherine W. Youngblood

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