Dean's Advisory Council

This distinguished group of community advisors provides advice and counsel to the dean and helps the Humphrey School strengthen its connections with the community.

John S. Adams
Emeritus Professor, 
Geography, Planning & Public Affairs
, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Eric Anderson
*
Vice President of Development
, Ryan Companies
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Karen Anderson

Former Mayor, 
City of Minnetonka

Minnetonka, Minnesota

Peter Bell

Former Chair, 
Metropolitan Council

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kjell Bergh

Chairman and CEO
, Borton Volvo, Borton Overseas
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Peg Birk

President and CEO
, Interim Solutions

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Laura Bishop

Vice President of Public Affairs
, Best Buy

Richfield, Minnesota

Michael Ciresi

Partner
, Ciresi & Conlin LLP

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rob Clark

Vice President, Global Communications
, Medtronic, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jay Cowles

President
, Unity Avenue Associates

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Charles M. Denny, Jr., (Chair Emeritus)

Former Chairman and CEO
, ADC Telecommunications

Minneapolis, Minnesota

David Durenberger

Former United States Senator

Minnesota

Marion Etzwiler (Honorary)

Former President and CEO
, The Minneapolis Foundation

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mike Fernandez

Corporate Vice President, 
Corporate Affairs, 
Cargill, Incorporated

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Michael O. Freeman

County Attorney, 
Hennepin County

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Joan Anderson Growe (Honorary)

Former Secretary of State
, State of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Trista Harris
*
President
, Minnesota Council of Foundations

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cecily Hines 
Former Vice President and General Counsel, Boston Scientific International and ev3 Inc.
Interim CEO, EGRET Health
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Hon. William Howard (Honorary)

Judge, 
Hennepin County District Court 

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hubert H. Humphrey III

Senior Liaison Officer
, Office of Financial Protection 
for Older Americans, 
Consumer Financial
 Protection Bureau

Washington, D.C.

Jim Jacobson
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Medica
Minneapolis, Minnesota

James A. Johnson

Vice Chairman, 
Perseus, LLC

Washington, D.C.

Eric Jolly

President, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners
St. Paul, Minnesota


Geri M. Joseph, Chair 
Emerita (Honorary)

Former Ambassador to the 
Netherlands

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jay Kiedrowski*

Senior Fellow
, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rick King

Chief Operating Officer for Technology, 
Thomson Reuters

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Peggy Leppik

Former Member
, Metropolitan Council

Golden Valley, Minnesota

Stephen R. Lewis, Jr.

President Emeritus
, Carleton College

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kyle Makarios

Director of Government Affairs
, North Central States Regional Council 
of Carpenters

St. Paul, Minnesota

Ted Mondale

CEO and Executive Director, 
Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hon. Walter F. Mondale

Senior Counsel, 
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kiyoshi Nakasaka*

President and CEO
, Washington CORE, LLC

Bethesda, Maryland

Kim Nelson

Senior Vice President of External 
Relations
, General Mills

Golden Valley, Minnesota

Thomas Nides

Vice Chairman
, Morgan Stanley

Washington, D.C.

Kathleen O'Brien

Former Vice President
, University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Roger Parkinson

Former President and Publisher
, StarTribune

Former Publisher, CEO, and Chairman, 
Toronto Globe and Mail

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mitch Pearlstein, Ph.D.

Founder and President
, Center of the American Experiment

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dean Phillips

Chairman
, Talenti Gelato
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Paula Prahl
*
Global Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Värde Partners
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Judy Poferl
*
Vice President and Corporate Secretary, 
Xcel Energy

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Irene Quarshie

Director of Government Affairs
, Target

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lois Quam
Chief Executive Officer, Pathfinder International
Boston, Massachusetts

Dave Richardson*

Partner
, Artemis Strategy Group

Fairfax, Virginia

Dr. Sheila Riggs

Chair, 
Department of Primary Dental Care, 
School of Dentistry, 
University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kate Rubin
Founder and Principal, Leadership Foundations
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sheldon L. Schreiberg

Partner
, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Washington, DC

Eric Schwartz
Dean, 
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 
University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ed Spencer, Jr.

Founder and Chairman
, Affinity Capital Management

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Paul Stembler
*
Cooperative Development Director
, WSCA-NASPO Cooperative 
Purchasing Organization

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tom Swain

Former Mayor, City of Lilydale

Former Executive Vice President
, The Saint Paul Companies/Travelers, Inc.

Lilydale, Minnesota

Hon. John R. Tunheim (Chair)

U.S. District Judge
, District of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ruth Usem

Philanthropist and Community Leader

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Vin Weber

Former United States Congressman, 
2nd Congressional District

Minnesota

Dan Whalen
*
Philanthropist
, Whalen Family Foundation

Oakland, California

Paul Williams*

President and CEO
, Project for Pride in Living

Minneapolis, Minnesota

*These members of the Dean's Advisory Council are alumni of the Humphrey School.