Master's Pub: Revitalizing Downtown East - Is the new stadium just the beginning?
Friday, September 27, 4:30 PM
Graduate business students and alumni are invited to attend Master’s Pub with presenter Michele Kelm-Helgen '83 M.B.A., chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
Michele Kelm-Helgen was appointed chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority in June 2012. She leads the authority in its role of planning and designing the new stadium, as well as operating the current Metrodome.
4:30 p.m.: Social time
5:15 p.m.: Presentation
5:45 p.m.: Q&A
6:00 p.m.: Social time
Join fellow graduate business classmates and alumni for business conversations. Free beer, wine, soft drinks and pizza will be available.
Current Opus College of Business graduate students and alumni attending the event are encouraged to bring colleagues or friends considering a graduate business degree to experience the unique St. Thomas atmosphere and community.
About the Speaker
Kelm-Helgen began her career as an aide in the office of Mayor Albert J. Hoftsede for the City of Minneapolis. In 1979, she became director of Control Data Corporation’s (now Ceridian) City Venture division and later became a partner with North State Advisers, a governmental affairs/public relations consulting firm. From 2006-2010, she served as chief of staff for the Minnesota State Senate under Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller,where she managed the operation of the Minnesota State Senate and staffed budget negotiations between the governor, House and Senate. She then served as deputy chief of staff for Legislative Affairs in the office of Governor Mark Dayton from 2010 to 2012.
For more than 10 years, Kelm-Helgen served as chair of the Eastern Carver County School Board and of the school district’s personnel and legislative action committees, and chaired three controversial task forces charged with redrawing boundaries for the school district. She was an active member for the Chaska Rotary Club and currently is a member of Club 9 Rotary in Minneapolis. She also is a member of Dunkers and serves on the board of Meet Minneapolis.
Kelm-Helgen received her B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) from the College of St. Catherine and her M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas.