Fellow, Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Office Location: MSL 337
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
B.A., University of Minnesota Duluth
AMP, Harvard Business School
Norman Linnell recently retired as vice president, general counsel and secretary of Donaldson Companies after 18 years of service. A leading world-wide provider of filtration systems, Donaldson experienced very strong growth during Linnell’s time with the company and is now at $2.5 billion a year in revenues. Prior to joining Donaldson in 1996, Linnell was a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, an in-house attorney for Kohler Company, and an associate at Quarles & Brady in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also clerked for the Honorable Diana Murphy, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Minnesota.
Linnell is a current board member and past president of Books for Africa, and is past president of the Donaldson Foundation.