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execed@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4600

Parking:

The 11th Street & Harmon public parking ramp is connected to the campus via skyway. On-street meter parking is also available.

Executive Education
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall, Suite 166
Minneapolis, MN 55403

For program information, registration or general information about Executive Education, please contact our customer service staff at (651) 962-4600.

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John Sill

Registrar

651-962-4600
sill8320@stthomas.edu

John Sill is the Registrar for all Executive Education programs at St. Thomas, assisting our clients in the registration and billing process. He works with clients from various industries to align their professional development goals to Executive Education programs.  John also operates as the liaison to Workforce and Job Training Centers around Minnesota, including any clients that are part of the Dislocated Workers Program. 

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John Sill

Registrar

651-962-4600
sill8320@stthomas.edu

John Sill is the Registrar for all Executive Education programs at St. Thomas, assisting our clients in the registration and billing process. He works with clients from various industries to align their professional development goals to Executive Education programs.  John also operates as the liaison to Workforce and Job Training Centers around Minnesota, including any clients that are part of the Dislocated Workers Program. 

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Chelsea Phillip

Program and Operations Specialist

651-962-4131
phil0150@stthomas.edu

Chelsea will be one of your first points of contact, serving as our Program and Operations Specialist. She is a Tommie herself, graduating with a B.A. in Business Management & Leadership. She is very excited and proud to be working for her Alma Mater so she can continue to pursue her desire to grow professionally and academically. Her family has a passion for music and has passed that down to Chelsea. In her spare time, Chelsea likes to sing, take pictures, draw, spend time being active at her church, and entertaining.  

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Chelsea Phillip

Program and Operations Specialist

651-962-4131
phil0150@stthomas.edu

Chelsea will be one of your first points of contact, serving as our Program and Operations Specialist. She is a Tommie herself, graduating with a B.A. in Business Management & Leadership. She is very excited and proud to be working for her Alma Mater so she can continue to pursue her desire to grow professionally and academically. Her family has a passion for music and has passed that down to Chelsea. In her spare time, Chelsea likes to sing, take pictures, draw, spend time being active at her church, and entertaining.  

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Leadership
Jacque Anderson

Jacque Anderson

Assistant Dean

651-962-4624
jpanderson@stthomas.edu

Jacque is the assistant dean of Executive Education at the University of St. Thomas. Jacque joined St. Thomas in 2014, and is responsible for leading the non-degree Executive Education business that serves more than 2,500 participants annually with over 100 open enrollment and custom course offerings.

Prior to joining St. Thomas, Jacque was the chief learning officer at McGladrey. Jacque was responsible for the overall strategy and operations related to the annual delivery of more than 200,000 hours of CPE to 7,000 McGladrey professionals. She also held the position of director of custom programs, Executive Education at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota where she was responsible for overseeing program design, development and delivery of custom executive education offerings for corporate clients.

Jacque brings to her position more than 25 years of management experience from various areas of finance, strategy and executive development. She held senior level positions with both Pillsbury and GE where, in addition to strategic finance roles, she led key business initiatives and also developed and delivered business acumen and leadership coursework.

Jacque received her BBA in finance and management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MBA in economics, accounting and business policy from the University of Chicago.

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Jacque Anderson

Jacque Anderson

Assistant Dean

651-962-4624
jpanderson@stthomas.edu

Jacque is the assistant dean of Executive Education at the University of St. Thomas. Jacque joined St. Thomas in 2014, and is responsible for leading the non-degree Executive Education business that serves more than 2,500 participants annually with over 100 open enrollment and custom course offerings.

Prior to joining St. Thomas, Jacque was the chief learning officer at McGladrey. Jacque was responsible for the overall strategy and operations related to the annual delivery of more than 200,000 hours of CPE to 7,000 McGladrey professionals. She also held the position of director of custom programs, Executive Education at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota where she was responsible for overseeing program design, development and delivery of custom executive education offerings for corporate clients.

Jacque brings to her position more than 25 years of management experience from various areas of finance, strategy and executive development. She held senior level positions with both Pillsbury and GE where, in addition to strategic finance roles, she led key business initiatives and also developed and delivered business acumen and leadership coursework.

Jacque received her BBA in finance and management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MBA in economics, accounting and business policy from the University of Chicago.

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Business Development and Custom Solutions
Christi Burdick-Travis

Christi Burdick-Travis

Director of Business Development

(651) 962-4614
christi.burdicktravis@stthomas.edu

Christi is the director of business development for Executive Education at the University of St. Thomas. Christi joined St. Thomas in 2015, and is responsible for our strategic planning efforts for Business Development, as well as recruiting for our Physician Leadership College, and oversight to our custom programs. 

Prior to joining St. Thomas, Christi worked for over ten years at Target in various leadership roles in negotiations, strategy, as well as merchandising. Christi also held management roles working in marketing, communications and account management at the Gap, Apple and Draft Worldwide. Christi brings to her position over twenty years of experience aligning internal teams with external partners to create win-win opportunities. 

Christi is on the board of a local non-profit, First Step Initiative (FSI). FSI provides grants to the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo to support collective businesses. 

Christi received her BA in business from Indiana University and her MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. While completing her degree at Berkeley, Christi worked as Graduate Student Instructor of economics.

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Christi Burdick-Travis

Christi Burdick-Travis

Director of Business Development

(651) 962-4614
christi.burdicktravis@stthomas.edu

Christi is the director of business development for Executive Education at the University of St. Thomas. Christi joined St. Thomas in 2015, and is responsible for our strategic planning efforts for Business Development, as well as recruiting for our Physician Leadership College, and oversight to our custom programs. 

Prior to joining St. Thomas, Christi worked for over ten years at Target in various leadership roles in negotiations, strategy, as well as merchandising. Christi also held management roles working in marketing, communications and account management at the Gap, Apple and Draft Worldwide. Christi brings to her position over twenty years of experience aligning internal teams with external partners to create win-win opportunities. 

Christi is on the board of a local non-profit, First Step Initiative (FSI). FSI provides grants to the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo to support collective businesses. 

Christi received her BA in business from Indiana University and her MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. While completing her degree at Berkeley, Christi worked as Graduate Student Instructor of economics.

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Jim Gooley

Director of Custom Programs & New Initiatives

(651) 962-4154
jcgooley@stthomas.edu

Jim Gooley is the Director of Custom Programs and New Initiatives within Executive Education at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. This role leads the strategic planning and business development for the Executive Education non-degree business and engages with current clients, potential clients, and faculty to develop custom training solutions. Jim has over 30 years of management experience in sales, commercial real estate, finance, and marketing, including his previous position as an Executive Development Officer with the University’s Institutional Advancement Group. In addition, he held a senior-level position with Emerson Climate Controls/Control Products, with additional experience with Hines Interests, US Bank and 3M. Gooley received his BBA from St. John’s University and MBA from The University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business. 

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Jim Gooley

Director of Custom Programs & New Initiatives

(651) 962-4154
jcgooley@stthomas.edu

Jim Gooley is the Director of Custom Programs and New Initiatives within Executive Education at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. This role leads the strategic planning and business development for the Executive Education non-degree business and engages with current clients, potential clients, and faculty to develop custom training solutions. Jim has over 30 years of management experience in sales, commercial real estate, finance, and marketing, including his previous position as an Executive Development Officer with the University’s Institutional Advancement Group. In addition, he held a senior-level position with Emerson Climate Controls/Control Products, with additional experience with Hines Interests, US Bank and 3M. Gooley received his BBA from St. John’s University and MBA from The University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business. 

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Operations
Emily Flo

Emily Flo

Director of Operations

651-962-4298
eflo@stthomas.edu

In her role as Director of Operations for Executive Education, Emily oversees overall program delivery and the learner experience.  Additionally, her role calls for a focus on project execution and mobilizing our teams in order to best serve the needs of our clients.   Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Minnesota, which is when she identified her passion for education and encouraging growth in the potential of others.  After 10 years in higher education, Emily stays fresh by identifying and implementing process improvements geared toward quality and efficiency in our programs, our business functions, and our interactions with the people we serve.  Emily may still put that English degree to use one day as she has personal aspirations to write a children's book, prompted by all of the hours she logs reading to her son and daughter.

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Emily Flo

Emily Flo

Director of Operations

651-962-4298
eflo@stthomas.edu

In her role as Director of Operations for Executive Education, Emily oversees overall program delivery and the learner experience.  Additionally, her role calls for a focus on project execution and mobilizing our teams in order to best serve the needs of our clients.   Emily earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Minnesota, which is when she identified her passion for education and encouraging growth in the potential of others.  After 10 years in higher education, Emily stays fresh by identifying and implementing process improvements geared toward quality and efficiency in our programs, our business functions, and our interactions with the people we serve.  Emily may still put that English degree to use one day as she has personal aspirations to write a children's book, prompted by all of the hours she logs reading to her son and daughter.

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Kori Dostal

Kori Dostal

Program Manager

651-962-4616
ktdostal@stthomas.edu

Kori is a Program Manager for our Open Enrollment and Custom programs. She manages several of our leadership programs, including the Physician Leadership College. Before working with us, she attended the University of St. Thomas and earned her degree in Community Health Education and Family Studies. When she’s not at St. Thomas, she enjoys traveling and spending time outside at the lake with her dog and husband. 

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Kori Dostal

Kori Dostal

Program Manager

651-962-4616
ktdostal@stthomas.edu

Kori is a Program Manager for our Open Enrollment and Custom programs. She manages several of our leadership programs, including the Physician Leadership College. Before working with us, she attended the University of St. Thomas and earned her degree in Community Health Education and Family Studies. When she’s not at St. Thomas, she enjoys traveling and spending time outside at the lake with her dog and husband. 

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Maddie Hunt

Maddie Hunt

Program Manager

651-962-4621
mhunt@stthomas.edu

Maddie is a Program Manager for the Open Enrollment programs. She manages the nonprofit and marketing suite of programs. Maddie graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in Business Communications. She has a deep passion for education and adult learning.  Maddie values the relationships she forms with her program participants and the faculty she works with.  Outside of work, Maddie loves to travel, explore and spend time with her husband and two dogs. 

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Maddie Hunt

Maddie Hunt

Program Manager

651-962-4621
mhunt@stthomas.edu

Maddie is a Program Manager for the Open Enrollment programs. She manages the nonprofit and marketing suite of programs. Maddie graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in Business Communications. She has a deep passion for education and adult learning.  Maddie values the relationships she forms with her program participants and the faculty she works with.  Outside of work, Maddie loves to travel, explore and spend time with her husband and two dogs. 

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Karen Locke

Program Manager

651-962-4602
klocke@stthomas.edu

Karen Locke is a Program Manager, in charge of our operations and project management programs. Previously, Locke was a Coordinator for the Forum on Workplace Inclusion, a large diversity & inclusion conference hosted by St. Thomas. A native to San Diego, Locke obtained her B.A. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before she joined the University of St. Thomas staff, Locke held various roles in the technology, publishing and manufacturing industry. During her undergraduate years, she volunteered as a Gaucho Campus Tour Guide, wrote for the campus newspaper and studied abroad in Paris, France. She spends her free time studying as a part-time student in the St. Thomas MBA program, enjoying new restaurants around town, hiking and yoga, as well as caring for her cats, Lucia and Buck.

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Karen Locke

Program Manager

651-962-4602
klocke@stthomas.edu

Karen Locke is a Program Manager, in charge of our operations and project management programs. Previously, Locke was a Coordinator for the Forum on Workplace Inclusion, a large diversity & inclusion conference hosted by St. Thomas. A native to San Diego, Locke obtained her B.A. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before she joined the University of St. Thomas staff, Locke held various roles in the technology, publishing and manufacturing industry. During her undergraduate years, she volunteered as a Gaucho Campus Tour Guide, wrote for the campus newspaper and studied abroad in Paris, France. She spends her free time studying as a part-time student in the St. Thomas MBA program, enjoying new restaurants around town, hiking and yoga, as well as caring for her cats, Lucia and Buck.

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Sandy Prince-Black

Sandy Prince-Black

Program Manager

651-962-4679
sprinceblack@stthomas.edu

Sandy Prince-Black has worked in Executive Education for over 10 years.  Sandy is the program manager for The Mini MBA Program™ among other programs related to business acumen and skills development.  Sandy is known for her rich sense of humor, a quality that she brings to her work and personal interactions.

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Sandy Prince-Black

Sandy Prince-Black

Program Manager

651-962-4679
sprinceblack@stthomas.edu

Sandy Prince-Black has worked in Executive Education for over 10 years.  Sandy is the program manager for The Mini MBA Program™ among other programs related to business acumen and skills development.  Sandy is known for her rich sense of humor, a quality that she brings to her work and personal interactions.

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Ger Vue

Ger Vue

Accountant

651 962-4412
vue00012@stthomas.edu

Ger is the Accountant for Executive Education, overseeing all of our billing, contracts, and budget. He attended the University of MN, Duluth, where he earned his degree in Accounting. Ger comes from a large family, with twelve siblings ranging in age from 22-55. In his time outside of work, Ger likes to play basketball, tennis, and is starting to dabble in board games. 

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Ger Vue

Ger Vue

Accountant

651 962-4412
vue00012@stthomas.edu

Ger is the Accountant for Executive Education, overseeing all of our billing, contracts, and budget. He attended the University of MN, Duluth, where he earned his degree in Accounting. Ger comes from a large family, with twelve siblings ranging in age from 22-55. In his time outside of work, Ger likes to play basketball, tennis, and is starting to dabble in board games. 

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Innovation and Program Development
Jessica Kluntz

Jessica Cooley

Director of Program Development and Innovation

651-962-4130
jessica.cooley@stthomas.edu

Jessica serves Executive Education as the Director of Program Development and Innovation. In this role, Jessica is responsible for new program design and initiatives, online learning, and managing our faculty. In addition to working at St. Thomas, Jessica has earned her B.A. in Communications and Spanish, her M.A. in Leadership in Student Affairs, and a Graduate Certificate in E-Learning from the University of St. Thomas. Having previously held roles in the MS in Real Estate and Executive MBA programs, Jessica cherishes all of the relationships she has formed with students, staff, and faculty at St. Thomas over the years. Outside of work, Jessica spends her time studying for a M.A. in Organizational Development and Change, traveling with her husband, and enjoying all of the the fun activities Minneapolis has to offer.

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Jessica Kluntz

Jessica Cooley

Director of Program Development and Innovation

651-962-4130
jessica.cooley@stthomas.edu

Jessica serves Executive Education as the Director of Program Development and Innovation. In this role, Jessica is responsible for new program design and initiatives, online learning, and managing our faculty. In addition to working at St. Thomas, Jessica has earned her B.A. in Communications and Spanish, her M.A. in Leadership in Student Affairs, and a Graduate Certificate in E-Learning from the University of St. Thomas. Having previously held roles in the MS in Real Estate and Executive MBA programs, Jessica cherishes all of the relationships she has formed with students, staff, and faculty at St. Thomas over the years. Outside of work, Jessica spends her time studying for a M.A. in Organizational Development and Change, traveling with her husband, and enjoying all of the the fun activities Minneapolis has to offer.

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Brian Godfrey

Brian Godfrey

Program Developer

651-962-4608
godf0521@stthomas.edu

Brian serves as the Program Developer for Executive Education, designing programs to fit the needs of our open enrollment customers and custom clients. He earned is B.A. in Accounting from Gustavus Adolphus College, his MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and a Master of Education from the University of Minnesota. While not at work, Brian enjoys playing hockey, water skiing, deer hunting, and spending time with his wife and two sons.

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Brian Godfrey

Brian Godfrey

Program Developer

651-962-4608
godf0521@stthomas.edu

Brian serves as the Program Developer for Executive Education, designing programs to fit the needs of our open enrollment customers and custom clients. He earned is B.A. in Accounting from Gustavus Adolphus College, his MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and a Master of Education from the University of Minnesota. While not at work, Brian enjoys playing hockey, water skiing, deer hunting, and spending time with his wife and two sons.

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Open Enrollment
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Susie Eckstein

Director of Open Enrollment

651-962-4232
sceckstein@stthomas.edu

Serving as the Director of Open Enrollment, Susie oversees all of the marketing operations and open enrollment portfolio. She earned a B.A. in Marketing Management, an MBA with marketing emphasis and a Graduate Certificate in Business Communication, all from the University of St. Thomas. She has worked in various roles at St. Thomas, including Information Technology Services, graduate and non-degree program real estate programs, and Part-time Flex MBA admissions. Susie enjoys traveling and spending time with her family when she isn’t attending a St. Thomas event.

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Susie Eckstein

Director of Open Enrollment

651-962-4232
sceckstein@stthomas.edu

Serving as the Director of Open Enrollment, Susie oversees all of the marketing operations and open enrollment portfolio. She earned a B.A. in Marketing Management, an MBA with marketing emphasis and a Graduate Certificate in Business Communication, all from the University of St. Thomas. She has worked in various roles at St. Thomas, including Information Technology Services, graduate and non-degree program real estate programs, and Part-time Flex MBA admissions. Susie enjoys traveling and spending time with her family when she isn’t attending a St. Thomas event.

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Emily Hinz

Emily Hinz

Lead Nurturing and Content Manager

651-962-4615
emily.hinz@stthomas.edu

Emily serves as the Lead Nurturing and Content Manager for Executive Education, where she handles email marketing, social media strategy, website content, and event planning. She earned her B.A. in Psychological Science from Gustavus Adolphus College before coming to join our team. In addition, she is a Skating Instructor with the City of St. Louis Park. In her spare time, she likes to do outdoor activities, cook, go to movies, and spend time with friends and family.

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Emily Hinz

Emily Hinz

Lead Nurturing and Content Manager

651-962-4615
emily.hinz@stthomas.edu

Emily serves as the Lead Nurturing and Content Manager for Executive Education, where she handles email marketing, social media strategy, website content, and event planning. She earned her B.A. in Psychological Science from Gustavus Adolphus College before coming to join our team. In addition, she is a Skating Instructor with the City of St. Louis Park. In her spare time, she likes to do outdoor activities, cook, go to movies, and spend time with friends and family.

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