Board of Directors

For more than 60 years, our board of directors has provided leadership, support, and strategic direction.

Board members have experience across many sectors, bring to the table a variety of professional skills, and represent the following areas of the world: Hong Kong, Mexico, Scotland, and Turkey; as well as the Consulates of Canada and Mexico.

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

2017-18 Board Members

Ertugrul Tuzcu, Tuzcu Organizational Effectiveness Consulting; University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business

Past Chair 
Peter C. Hawthorne, Cargill

Ross Wilson, U.S. Ambassador (retired)

Michael Manns, Sit Investment Associates

Patrick Andersen, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Justice Paul H. Anderson, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice (retired)
Daniel L. Avchen, HGA Architects and Engineers
David Best, Target Corporation
Doug Bethune
Andrew Blake, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Melissa Camarena, MCM Designs
Hanadi Chehabeddine
Anne D’Angelo, Global Initiatives, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
Elia Dimayuga-Bruggeman, Minnesota Department of Education
Sandy Famodu, GTN West Central
Heather S. Faulkner, Think2Perform
Jeannie Fox Entenza, Hamline University
Terry Gilberstadt, Horton Holding, Inc.
John Guttery, Ecolab
Richard E. Helling, Wells Fargo International Group
Laurie Holmquist, Delta Air Lines
Thea Keamy, Land O’Lakes
Patrick J. Kelly, Fredrikson & Byron
Martha (Muffy) MacMillan
John Marsalek, Dorsey & Whitney
Michael L. Meyer, Meyer Partners, LLC
Bob Mitchell, Mayor, City of Medina
K. John Pournoor, MBA, Ph.D., 3M
Laura Robinson
James Southwick, Medtronic, Inc.
Kaimay Yuen Terry
John Walthour, UnitedHealth Group

Ex Officio Directors 
Gerardo Guerrero, Consul of Mexico

Honorary Directors
Sheila Bonsignore
Gary Capen
Thomas Colwell
David Fox
Charlie Hartwell
Bob McCrea
Susan B. Plimpton
Robert H. Scarlett
Robert W. Sit
Katherine W. Youngblood

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