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, bring to the table a variety of professional skills, and represent the following areas of the world: Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Mexico, and Turkey; as well as the Consulate General of Canada and Consulate of Mexico.

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

2019-20 Board Members

Chair
Ross Wilson, U.S. Ambassador (retired)

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

Vice-Chairs
Martha (Muffy) MacMillan
Thea Keamy, Land O’Lakes

Treasurer
Michael Manns, Sit Investment Associates

Directors
Patrick Andersen, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
David Best
Andrew Blake, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
John Brooks
Hanadi Chehabeddine
Clint Conner, Dorsey & Whitney
Anne M. D’Angelo, Global Initiatives, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
Sandy Famodu
Jeannie Fox Entenza, Hamline University
John Guttery, Ecolab
Lili Hall Scarpa, KNOCK, Inc.
Richard E. Helling, Wells Fargo International Group
Laurie Holmquist, Delta Air Lines
Patrick J. Kelly, Fredrikson & Byron
Mary G. Lawrence, M.D.
Jessica Libby, KPMG
Michael L. Meyer, Meyer Partners, LLC
Tanna Moore, Meritas
Paul S. Mueller, M.D., Mayo Clinic
Dr. John Pournoor, 3M
Laura Robinson
Patricia Simmons, M.D., Mayo Clinic
Todd Smith, Donaldson
James Southwick, Medtronic, Inc.
Kaimay Yuen Terry
John Walthour, UnitedHealth Group
Ruth Weber Kelley, Cargill

Ex Officio Directors 
Ariel Delouya, Consul General of Canada
Gerardo Guerrero, Consul of Mexico
Ryan Kanne, U.S. Commercial Service
Meredith McQuaid, University of Minnesota

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

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