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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.


  Michael B. Fiterman, Chair
Chairman and CEO
Liberty Diversified International
  Robert E. Buuck, Vice Chair
Retired CEO
American Medical Systems
  Ross Levin, Vice Chair
Founding Principal and President
Accredited Investors Inc.
  Michael F. Roman, Treasurer
Executive Vice President, Industrial Business Group
3M Company
  Lynn Casey, Secretary
Chair and CEO
  Deborah L. Hopp, Past Chair
Vice President of Publishing,
MSP Communications
Publisher, Mpls.St.PaulMagazine and
Kathleen M. Schmidlkofer, President and CEO
University of Minnesota Foundation

Other Members:

Patti Andreini Arnold
Former Chief Operating Officer
University of Minnesota Physicians

Walter F. Ling*
IBM Vice President and
Minnesota Senior State Executive
  Scott D. Augustine, M.D.
Founder and CEO
Augustine Biomedical & Design

Susan I. Marvin
Marvin Windows and Doors
  Ruth G. Bachman
Chair, Community Advisory Board,
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

David J. McMillan*
Regent, University of Minnesota
Executive Vice President
Minnesota Power
  Shari L. Ballard
Chief Human Resources Officer
President, International
Best Buy Co.

David J. Meyer*
CEO & Chairman
Titan Machinery, Inc.
  Richard B. Beeson, Jr.*
Chair, University of Minnesota Board of Regents
EVP - Corporate Development & Government Relations
Sunrise Bank

Virginia H. Morris
Hubbard Radio

  Mary K. Brainerd*
President and CEO

Thomas G. Olson
Retired Managing Director
Prime Mortgage
  Blythe A. Brenden
Blythe Brenden-Mann Foundation

Richard T. Ostlund, J.D.
Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A.
  Linda A. Cohen, Ph.D.*
Regent, University of Minnesota

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
Icon Venture Partners
  Archie J. Givens, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Legacy Management & Development Corporation

James I. Swenson*
Swenson Family Foundation
  Beverly N. Grossman
N. Bud and Beverly Grossman Foundation

Bradford W. Wallin
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
  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

Kurt D. Winkelmann, Ph.D.
Managing Director and
Head of Risk & Analytical Research
  Richard M. Kruger
Chairman, President, and CEO
Imperial Oil Limited

George H. Winn, D.D.S.*
Investor, Board Member, Electromed, Inc.
  John E. Lindahl
Norwest Equity Partners

Simon KaWo Wong*
Group Chairman
Kampery Group, Hong Kong
  Richard L. Lindstrom, M.D.
Minnesota Eye Consultants