Economics Alumni Panel

The American Economic Association website provides detailed information on career opportunities and graduate school. In addition, every spring the Economics Department hosts an informational meeting with a panel of alumni to answer this very important question. The economics alumni to share how their degree is helping them in their careers and pass on some wisdom (both general and specific to economics) about how best to prepare oneself for the work world. If you are curious about the wide range of career options or the possibilities for graduate and professional school that are open to economics majors, attend our informational session in March. Watch for the announcement made in the Bulletin in late February.

Below is a list, arranged by field, of alumni who have volunteered their time in the past to speak with our students.  

  • Aaron Johnson, Senior Business Analyst, Target Corporation
  • Amanda Gray, Medtronic, Pricing Strategy Analyst
  • Andrew Larsen, Allocations Analyst, Wilsons Leather
  • Annie Tietema, Research Analyst, Minnesota Department of Economic Security
  • Beth Holmes, Connexions Loyalty, Revenue Management
  • Beth Malmin, Process Analyst, Target-HR Operations
  • Bill Schreiber, Investment Banking Analyst, Piper Jaffray
  • Bradley Hart, Northwest Airlines, Ground Operations - Analyst Finance and Adm. Service
  • Brian Copps, Fraud Analyst, US Bank Corporation
  • Bryan Hulke, Senior Demand Forecasting Analyst at Best Buy   
  • Cassie Hedberg, Senior Analyst - Catastrophe Modeling, Aon Benfield
  • Chad Berg, Analyst at Prudential Capital Group  
  • Drew Nowak, Best Buy, Demand Forecast Lead   
  • Emily Czech, Financial Analyst at General Mills
  • Guy Priem, Senior Business Analyst on the Strategic Pricing team, Target Corporation
  • Jacob Mason, Data Scientist, UnitedHealth Group; Founder, StarEightyTwo; Co-founder, Analyze This!
  • Jeremey Jin, Regulatory Adherence Analyst, UnitedHealth Group
  • Joe Hubly, Data Analyst at Hardwick Day
  • John Kummer, Strategic Pricing Analyst at Medtronic      
  • Kate Canepa, Business Analyst, Business Strategy Group, Carlson Group   
  • Liz Herder - Senior Merchandise Planning Business Analyst, Target Corporation    
  • Madeline Wilkes, Finance SAP Reporting Analyst at Patterson Companies, Inc.
  • Marina Handros, Account Analysis & Billing, US Bank
  • Mark Hill, Planning Analyst at Target
  • Matt St. Martin, Senior Business Analyst, Target Corporation
  • Michael Cackoski, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Energy Industry Analyst
  • Nathan Ertl, Senior Business Analyst, Target Corporation   
  • Nick Morgan, Senior Research Analyst at The Lewin Group
  • Patrick Persons, Demand Forecast Analyst, Best Buy
  • Paul Hoefer, Dahlen, Berg & Co., Analyst Consulting & Development Group
  • Reid Bjork, Product Analyst, UnitedHealth Group
  • Rick Rogers, Vendor Manager, Amazon
  • Sean O'Malley, Analyst, Reeher LLC.
  • Theresa Boggs, Senior Branch Operations Analyst, Securian Financial Services  
  • Ben Rudolph, Assistant Deputy Comptroller at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 
  • Ben Rudolph, National Bank Examiner, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Department of Treasury  
  • Lee Reiners, Bank Examiner at Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Marina Handros, Account Analysis & Billing, US Bank
  • Marina Handros, Risk Manager, U.S. Bank                                                                
  • Allison Stohlmann, Buyer, Supervalu
  • Joe Kinzer, Commodities Trader, General Mills
  • John Lorbiecki, Director of U.S. Sales Operations, Medtronic
  • Justin Rubin, Senior Actuarial Assistant at Travelers 
  • Liz Weber, HR Operations Consultant at Target 
  • Mary Kay Caschetta, Managing Dir. of Domestic Yield Management, Northwest Airlines  
  • Paul Volkmuth, Applications Manager, American Medical Systems
  • Tim Welle, Program Manager with The BioBusiness Alliance of MN                  
  • Tom Becker, Andersen Windows Corporation                                  
  • Joe Hubly, Data Analyst at Hardwick Day 
  • Paul Hoefer, Dahlen, Berg & Co., Analyst Consulting & Development Group                   
  • Steve Stark, Genesis10 Consulting, Consultant  
  • John Lorbiecki, Director of U.S. Sales Operations, Medtronic
  • John W. Geelan, Jr., Assistant Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Piper Jaffray & Co. 
  • Mary Kay Caschetta, Managing Dir. of Domestic Yield Management, Northwest Airlines          
  • Paul Novak, Vice President, Goldsmith Agio Helms, Investment Banking 
  • Paul Volkmuth, Applications Manager, American Medical Systems
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  • Bill Schreiber, Investment Banking Analyst, Piper Jaffray
  • Bradley Hart, Northwest Airlines, Ground Operations - Analyst Finance and Adm. Service
  • Chad Berg, Analyst at Prudential Capital Group 
  • Emily Czech, Financial Analyst at General Mills
  • Jeff Doom, Personal Financial Consultant, A.G. Edwards
  • Katherine Pexa, CFA, Schwab Institutional, Key Account Manager 
  • Kyle Schiffler, Financial Consultant, AXA Advisors, LLC    
  • Madeline Wilkes, Finance SAP Reporting Analyst at Patterson Companies, Inc.
  • Marina Handros, Risk Manager, U.S.  Bank
  • Mark Holmquist, Investment Banking Associate (in Health Care Investment Banking), Piper Jaffray & Co.
  • Nora Byrne Fitzpatrick, Senior Assistant Dean for Administration at the University of St. Thomas School of Law               
  • Paul Novak, Vice President, Goldsmith Agio Helms, Investment Banking
  • Theresa Boggs, Senior Branch Operations Analyst, Securian Financial Services      
  • Annie Tietema, Principal Planner, Dislocated Worker Program, State of Minnesota
  • Annie Tietema Smith, Research Analyst, Minnesota Department of Economic Security
  • Ben Rudolph, Assistant Deputy Comptroller at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Ben Rudolph, National Bank Examiner, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Department of Treasury 
  • Bryce Young, Minnesota Supreme Court Law Clerk
  • Christine Berger, Director of Governmental Affairs, Southern Twin Cities Assoc. of Realtors
  • Justin Hollis, Senior Policy Analyst, Ramsey County    
  • Kristina Hayes, Community Development Assistant, Anoka County 
  • Lee Reiners, Bank Examiner at Federal Reserve Bank of New York 
  • Michael Cackoski, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Energy Industry Analyst 
  • Pete Bernardy, Executive Budget Officer, Minnesota Management & Budget, State of Minnesota 
  • Tyler Petersen, Senior Research Assistant, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve     
  • Breanna Arndt, Graduate Student pursuing M.S. program in Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
  • Mark Holmquist, University of Chicago Booth Business School, MBA Candidate (Investment Banking)
  • Peter Bernardy, Graduate Student pursuing Master of Public Policy, UMN - Concentration in Economic and Community Development  
  • Aaron Ninnemann, Lawyer at Foley & Mansfield 
  • Amy Swedberg, Associate Attorney, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP
  • Bradley J. Walz, Associate Attorney, Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
  • Bryce Young, Minnesota Supreme Court Law Clerk 
  • Jennifer Zwilling, Attorney, Messerli & Kramer
  • Jessica Marsh, Associate Attorney, Felhaber Larson Fenlon & Vogt
  • John Geelan, Associate Attorney, Corporate Finance Division, Faegre and Benson
  • John W. Geelan, Jr., Assistant Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Piper Jaffray & Co.
  • Michael Espenson, Attorney, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren
  • Molly J. Streiff, Associate, Faegre & Benson LLP.
  • Sean Whatley, Assistant City Attorney, St. Paul City Attorney's Office
  • Zachary W. Froelich,  Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Associate Attorney   
  • Breanna Arndt, Research Assistant and MS Candidate at Applied Economics Department, University of Minnesota  
  • Shannon Heitkamp, Research Assistant / Programmer at Mathematica Policy Research 
  • Tyler Petersen, Senior Research Assistant, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve      
  • Tim Welle, Program Manager with The BioBusiness Alliance of MN