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 retiring board members for their years of support of Global Minnesota:
Richard E. Helling
Patrick J. Kelly
2022-23 Board Members
Ambassador Ross Wilson
Martha (Muffy) MacMillan
Jack Malone, CFO, Optum Care Services with UnitedHealth Group
Khadija Ali, President & CEO, Global Language Connections
Patrick Andersen, President & CEO, CWT
David Best, Vice President, Customer Strategy & Capabilities, General Mills
Andrew Blake, Co-Founder, The Blake Group, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Uri Camarena, Business Consultant Director, MEDA
Clint Conner, Conner IP Law Firm
Latisha Dawson, SPHR, Global IT HR Leader, Cargill
Steven J. Dickinson, Co-Chair of International Practice, Cozen O’Connor
Lili Hall Scarpa, President/CEO, KNOCK, Inc.
Rebecca Hawthorne, Ph.D.
Daniel S. Hennessy, Vice President, Animal Nutrition Marketing, Land O’Lakes
Marlene Lopez Ibarra, Strategy Director, Country Governance and Services, 3M
Sam Krawczyk, Equity Research Associate, Sit Investment Associates
Mary G. Lawrence, M.D.
Jessica Libby, Principal, Trade & Customs, KPMG
John Marsalek, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
Robert M. Oberlies, Chair, Asia Practice, Co-Chair, Cross-Border Transactions Practice, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron
Guadalupe Quintero, Director of Community Partnerships, Minnesota State University Mankato
Angela Schulz, VP Planning Essentials & Beauty, Target Corporation
Patricia Simmons, M.D.
Thabani Sinkula, Senior Finance Director, CWT
Todd Smith, Vice President, Global Industrial Air Filtration, Donaldson
James Southwick, Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Medtronic, Inc.
Michelle Thom, MPA, Ed.D., Enterprise Director of Employee Experience, State of Minnesota
Okechukwu Ukaga, MBA, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, University of Minnesota
Anna Wasescha, Ph.D., President, West Central Initiative
Ex Officio Directors
Jan Bauer, Consul of the UK Government Office
Sandra Cruz, Consul General of the Consulate General of El Salvador in Minnesota
Ariel Delouya, Consul General of Canada
Iván Roberto Sierra Medel, Head Consul of Mexico
Peter C. Hawthorne
Susan B. Plimpton
Robert H. Scarlett
Robert W. Sit
Katherine W. Youngblood