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.  

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