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Winning with Integrity Symposium

Keynote:      Beth Brooke-Marciniak, Global Vice Chair for Public Policy, EY

‌EY (formerly Ernst & Young) continues to serve for the second year as the lead sponsor for Winning with Integrity.  Organizationally, EY confronted the challenge of recruiting and developing women leaders and recognized that experience in sports is an important indicator of leadership potential. Beth Brooke-Marciniak, herself a former athlete, leads EY’s initiative to mentor and support young women as they explore transitions from athletics to potential leadership roles in business and other societal organizations. Brooke-Marciniak has held a number of leadership roles at EY including US National Director of Tax Advisory Services and Global and Americas Vice Chair for Public Policy, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement. Over the course of her career with EY, she has served some of the largest companies in the insurance, financial services and healthcare industries. She also serves on the Women’s Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum, Vital Voices, and The Conference Board. Beth is also the Co-Chair of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership.

 

Panelists:

Karin Nelsen, JD, VP Legal and Human Resources, Minnesota Vikings

Karin Nelsen joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2016 after 18 years with Cargill where she most recently served as North America General Counsel and previously held leadership roles in Moscow, Switzerland, and Singapore.    At the Minnesota Vikings, Karin is responsible for the Legal, Human Resources & Social Impact Departments, which includes the newly launched Minnesota Vikings Foundation.    She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Guthrie Theater, the University of Iowa College of Law Foundation, and St. David’s Center.   Karin is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law and Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in accounting.  

Trent Tucker, Athletic Director, Minneapolis Public Schools

Trent Tucker retired from professional basketball after 11 seasons including playing with the New York Knicks, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Chicago Bulls 1993 Championship team.  He played for the University of Minnesota’s 1982 Big Ten championship team.  He has been a broadcast analyst for the Minnesota Timberwolves and appears on KFAN Minneapolis Radio.  Tucker joined the Minneapolis School system as athletic director for the district in 2013.

Jamie Spencer, Executive Vice President Business Development, Minnesota Wild

Jamie Spencer has held numerous executive roles since 1997 with the Minnesota Wild, helping to establish the Wild as one of the premier franchises in the NHL.  He also has been in leadership positions with the Houston Aeros, and Tampa Bay Lightning.  Prior to his business career, Spencer enjoyed a collegiate hockey career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he served as captain his senior year.  He then joined the professional ranks playing in the ECHL and AHL, within the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim minor league system.

Michelle Radzik Morgan, Associate Director of Athletics, University of St. Thomas

Michelle Morgan has served as associate director of athletics at St. Thomas since 2010.  She is a member of the NCAA DIII women’s Ice Hockey Championship Committee for the NCAA and was division VP for the Women’s Hockey Association of Minnesota. Morgan is among 25 emerging administrators in collegiate athletics who have been selected to participate in the 2017 NCAA Pathway Program.  A committee of current athletics administrators and past program attendees, across all NCAA divisions, selected the participants for the yearlong experiential learning opportunity with the goal to prepare participants to run all facets of am athletics department. Morgan has an Executive MBA and BA from the University of St. Thomas, and she was a former student-athlete in St. Thomas women’s hockey.

Moderator:

 Mike Max is a sports reporter and anchor for WCCO-TV (since 2005) and a presence on all matters sport for WCCO Radio (since 1998) including hosting “Sports To The Max” weeknights on WCCO Radio. He is a former athlete and played football, baseball and basketball at Hamline University.