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:
Paul S. Mueller, M.D.
Dr. John Pournoor
Ruth Weber Kelley
2021-22 Board Members
Martha (Muffy) MacMillan
Thea Keamy, Land O’Lakes
Michael Manns, Sit Investment Associates
Khadija Ali, Global Language Connections
Patrick Andersen, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
David Best, General Mills
Andrew Blake, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Uri Camarena, MEDA
Clint Conner, Dorsey & Whitney
Latisha Dawson, SPHR, Cargill
Steven J. Dickinson, Cozen O’Connor
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
Tanna Moore, Meritas
Guadalupe Quintero, Minnesota State University Mankato
Angela Schulz, Target Corporation
Patricia Simmons, M.D., Mayo Clinic
Thabani Sinkula, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Todd Smith, Donaldson
James Southwick, Medtronic, Inc.
Michelle Thom, MPA, Ed.D., State of Minnesota
Okechukwu Ukaga, MBA, Ph.D.
John Walthour, UnitedHealth Group
Anna Wasescha, Ph.D., West Central Initiative
Ex Officio Directors
Ambassador Abdulaziz Mohammed, Consul General of Ethiopia
Jan Bauer, Consul of the UK Government Office
Ariel Delouya, Consul General of Canada
Gerardo Guerrero, Consul of Mexico
Ryan Kanne, Director of U.S. Commercial Service
Meredith McQuaid, Associate Vice President & Dean of International Programs of University of Minnesota
Peter C. Hawthorne
Susan B. Plimpton
Robert H. Scarlett
Robert W. Sit
Katherine W. Youngblood