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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA FOUNDATION

Board of Trustees

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees is elected annually in November for three-year terms. Board members are responsible for providing governance, advocacy, and philanthropic support to advance the mission of the Foundation. One-quarter of the trustees are appointed by the University’s Board of Regents. Below are the current Foundation Trustees.

Officers

Michael B. Fiterman, Chair
Chairman and CEO
Liberty Diversified International

Lynn Casey, Secretary
Chair and CEO
PadillaCRT

Robert E. Buuck, Vice Chair
Retired CEO
American Medical Systems

Deborah L. Hopp, Past Chair
Vice President of Publishing,
MSP Communications
Publisher, Mpls.St.PaulMagazine and
mspmag.com

Ross Levin, Vice Chair
Founding Principal and President
Accredited Investors Inc.

Kathleen M. Schmidlkofer, President and CEO
University of Minnesota Foundation

Michael F. Roman, Treasurer
Executive Vice President, Industrial Business Group
3M Company

 

Other members

Patti Andreini Arnold
Former Chief Operating Officer
University of Minnesota Physicians
Richard L. Lindstrom, M.D.
Founder
Minnesota Eye Consultants
Scott Augustine, M.D.
Founder and CEO
Augustine Temperature Management, LLC
Walter F. Ling*
IBM Vice President and
Minnesota Senior State Executive
Ruth G. Bachman
Chair, Community Advisory Board,
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Susan I. Marvin
President
Marvin Windows and Doors
Shari L. Ballard
Chief Human Resources Officer
President, International Best Buy Co.
David J. McMillan*
Regent, University of Minnesota
Executive Vice President
Minnesota Power
Richard B. Beeson, Jr.
Chair, University of Minnesota Board of Regents
EVP - Corporate Development & Government Relations Sunrise Bank
David J. Meyer*
CEO & Chairman
Titan Machinery, Inc.
Mary Brainerd*
President and CEO
HealthPartners
Virginia H. Morris
Chair
Hubbard Radio
Blythe A. Brenden
Founder
Blythe Brenden-Mann Foundation
Thomas G. Olson
Retired Managing Director
Prime Mortgage
Richard B. Beeson, Jr.*
Chair, University of Minnesota Board of Regents
EVP - Corporate Development & Government Relations
Sunrise Bank
Richard T. Ostlund, J.D.
Principal
Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A.
Linda A. Cohen Ph.D.*
Regent
University of Minnesota Psychologist
Christopher J. Policinski
President and CEO
Land O’Lakes, Inc
Michael J. Davis, J.D.
Chief Judge
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Debra A. Sit
Senior Vice President
Sit Investment Associates
Richard K. Davis*
Chairman, President and CEO
U.S. Bancorp
Philip E. Soran
Partner
Icon Venture Partners
Archie Givens, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Legacy Management & Development Corporation
James I. Swenson*
President
Swenson Family Foundation
Beverly N. Grossman
N. Bud and Beverly Grossman Foundation
Bradford W. Wallin
Member
Minneapolis Grain Exchange
Russell Huffer
Retired Chairman and CEO
Apogee Enterprises
Kevin F. Warren, J.D.
Vice President of Legal Affairs &
Chief Administrative Officer
Minnesota Vikings
Ezell Jones
Vice President of Business Development and Relationship Management
CBIZ Insurance Services, Inc.
Brian D. Wenger, J.D.
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
Optum
Eric W. Kaler, Ph.D.*
President
University of Minnesota
Jacqueline R. Williams-Roll
Senior Vice President Human Resource Operations
General Mills
Erwin A. Kelen
President
Kelen Ventures
Kurt D. Winkelmann
Managing Director and
Head of Risk & Analytical Research
MSCI Inc.
Richard M. Kruger
Chairman, President, and CEO
Imperial Oil Limited
George H. Winn, D.D.S.*
Dentist
Investor, Board Member, Electromed, Inc.
John E. Lindahl
Chairman
Norwest Equity Partners
Simon KaWo Wong
Group Chairman
Kampery Group, Hong Kong