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Our Leadership Team

Leadership has been described as a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.

Senior Leadership

Stefanie Lenway, Ph.D.
Dean and Opus Distinguished Chair

Michael Garrison
Senior Associate Dean

Allan Cotrone
Associate Dean, Finance and Operations

‌Carleen Kerttula
Associate Dean, Programs and Innovation

Strategic Board of Governors

Richard Schulze - Board Chair
Founder and Chair, Best Buy Co. Inc.

Stefanie Lenway, Ph.D.
Dean and Opus Distinguished Chair, Opus College of Business

Julie Sullivan, Ph.D.
President, University of St. Thomas

Erik Aunan
VP and GM, 3M

Tony Brausen
Senior VP – Finance, The Mosaic Co.

Andrew Duff
Chair and CEO, Piper Jaffray & Co.

R. Saeid Farivar, M.D.
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Philip Goldman
President, Maestral International, LLC 

Paul Karon
Retired from Aon Benfield

Gerald (Gerry) A. Kraut
Chair and CEO, Dougherty & Company, LLC

Roger H.D. Lacey
Vice Chair, TigerRisk Partners

James Miller
President, Institutional Sector, North America, Ecolab Inc. (retired)

Michael Miller
President, The CEO Roundtable

John Morrison
CEO and Owner, Central Bank Group, Inc.

Clarence Nunn
President and CEO, GE Capital-Americas

Daniel Pocrnich
Executive Vice President and CFO, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance (retired)

Angela (Angie) Selden
Executive Chairman,
Skybridge Americas, Inc.

Preston Simons
CIO, Aurora Health Care, Inc.

Ellen Valde,
Partner, PwC

Mary Zimmer
Regional President, Wells Fargo Advisors