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.


Ross Levin, Chair
Founding Principal and President
Accredited Investors Inc.
Lynn Casey, Vice Chair
Chair and CEO
John E. Lindahl, Vice Chair
Norwest Equity Partners
Christopher J. Policinski, Vice Chair
President and CEO
Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Michael F. Roman, Treasurer
Executive Vice President, Industrial Business Group
3M Company
Shari L. Ballard*, Secretary
Senior Executive Vice President and President of U.S. Retail
Best Buy Co.
Michael B. Fiterman, Past Chair
Chairman and CEO
Liberty Diversified International
Kathleen M. Schmidlkofer, President and CEO
University of Minnesota Foundation

Other members

Patti Andreini Arnold
Former Chief Operating Officer
University of Minnesota Physicians
Richard L. Lindstrom, M.D.
Minnesota Eye Consultants
Scott Augustine, M.D.
Founder and CEO
Augustine Biomedical & Design
Walter F. Ling*
Retired Vice President and Minnesota Senior State Executive
Ruth Bachman*
Chair, Community Advisory Board,
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Margaret E. Lucas*
Regent, University of Minnesota
Brighton Development
Richard B. Beeson, Jr.*
Regent, University of Minnesota
EVP, Corporate Development & Government Relations, Sunrise Bank
Susan I. Marvin
Vice Chair
Marvin Windows and Doors
Mary  K. Brainerd*
President and CEO
David J. Meyer*
CEO & Chairman
Titan Machinery, Inc.
Blythe A. Brenden
Blythe Brenden-Mann Foundation
Virginia H. Morris
Hubbard Radio
Linda A. Cohen, Ph.D.*
Regent, University of Minnesota
Thomas G. Olson
Retired Managing Director
Prime Mortgage
Michael J. Davis, J.D.
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Richard T. Ostlund, J.D.
Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A.
Richard K. Davis*
Chairman, President and CEO
U.S. Bancorp
Susan Park Rani
President and CEO
Rani Engineering
Archie Givens, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Givens Development
Philip E. Soran
Executive Chairman
Kenneth C. Glaser
K. Charles Development
Erik M. Torgerson*
Senior Advisor
Norwest Equity Partners
Deborah L. Hopp
Vice President of Publishing,
MSP Communications
Publisher, Mpls.St.PaulMagazine and
Bradford W. Wallin
Minneapolis Grain Exchange
Russell Huffer
Retired Chairman and CEO
Apogee Enterprises
Kevin F. Warren, J.D.
Chief Operating 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
Eric W. Kaler, Ph.D.*
University of Minnesota
Jacqueline R. Williams-Roll
Senior Vice President Human Resource Operations
General Mills
Erwin A. Kelen
Kelen Ventures
Simon KaWo Wong*
Group Chairman
Kampery Group, Hong Kong
Richard M. Kruger
Chairman, President, and CEO
Imperial Oil Limited

* Regent-nominated trustees