Economics Alumni

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 as part of our Economics Alumni Panel.  

Berg, Chad: Analyst at Prudential Captial Group

Bjork, Reid: Product Analyst at UnitedHealth Group

Boggs, Theresa: Senior Branch Operations Analyst at Securian Financial Services

Cackoski, Michael: Energy Industry Analyst at the Federal Energy Regulartory Commission

Canepa, Kate: Business Analyst, Business Stragety Group at the Carlson Group

Copps, Brian: Fraid Analyst at General Mills

Ertl, Nathan: Senior Business Analyst at Target Corporation

Gray, Amanda: Pricing Strategy Analyst at Medtronic

Handros, Marina: Account Analysis & Billing at US Bank

Hart, Bradley: Ground Operation Analyst-Finance and Adm. Service at Northwest Airlines

Hedberg, Cassie: Senior Analyst, Catastrophe Modeling at Aon Banfield

Herder, Liz: Senior Merchandise Planning Business Analyst at Target Corporation

Hill, Mark: Planning Analyst at Target

Hoefer, Paul: Analyst Consulting & Development Group at Dahlen, Berg & Co.

Holmes, Beth: Revenue Manangement Analyst at Connexions Loyalty

Hubly, Joe: Data Analyst at Hardwick Day

Hulke, Bryan: Senior Demand Forecasting Analyst at Best Buy

Jadin, Mark: Quantitative Analyst at US Bank Home Mortgages

Jin, Jeremy: Regulatory Adherence Analyst at UnitedHealth Group

Johnson, Aaron: Senior Business Analyst at Target Corporation

Kummer, John: Strategic Pricing Analyst at Medtronic

Larsen, Andrew: Allocations Analyst at Wilsons Leather

Malmin, Beth: Process Analyst at Target-HR Operations

Mason, Jacob: Data Scientist at UnitedHealth Group, Founder of StarEightyTwo and Co-Founder of Analyze This!

Morgan, Nick: Senior Research Analyst at Lewin Group

Nowak, Drew: Demand Forecast Lead at Best Buy

O'Malley, Sean: Analyst at Reeher LLC

Persons, Patrick: Demand Forecast Analyst at Best Buy

Priem, Guy: Senior Business Analyst on the Strategic Prciing Team at Target Corporation

Rogers, Rick: Vendor Manager at Amazon

Schreiber, Bill: Investment Banking Analyst at Piper Jaffray

St. Martin, Matt: Senior Business Analyst at Target Corporation

Tietema, Annie: Research Analyst at Minnesota Department of Economic Security

Wilkes, Madeline: Finance SAP Reporting Analyst at Patterson Companies, Inc. 

Handros, Marina: Account Analysis & Billing and Risk Manager at US Bank

Jadin, Mark: Quantitative Analyst at US Bank

Nolan, Anna Kate: Associate National Bank Examiner at the Offie of the Comptroller of the Currency

Reiners, Lee: Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Rudolph, Ben: Assistant Deputy Comptroller at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

                                           

Becker, Tom: Anderson Windows Corporation

Caschetta, Mary Kay: Managing Director of Domestic Yield Management at Northwest Airlines

Kinzer, Joe: Commodities Trader at General Mills

Lorbiecki, John: Director of US Sales Operations at Medtronic

Rubin, Justin: Senior Actuarial Assistant at Travelers

Stohlmann, Allison: Buyer at Supervalu

Volkmuth, Paul: Applications Manager at American Medical Systems

Weber, Liz: HR Operations Consultant at Target

Welle, Tim: Program Manager at The BioBusiness Alliance of MN

Hoefer, Paul: Analyst Consulting & Development Group at Dahlen, Berg & Co.

Hubly, Joe: Data Analyst at Hardwick Day

Stark, Steve: Consultant at Genesis10 Consulting

Lorbiecki, John: Director of US Sales Operations at Medtronic

Geelan, John: Jr. Assistant Vice President and Corporate Counsel at Piper Jaffray

Caschetta, Mary Kay: Managing Director of Domestic Yield Management at Northwest Airlines

Novak, Paul: Vice President at Goldsmith Agio Helms, Investment Banking

Volkmuth, Paul: Applications Manager at American Medical Systems

Berg, Chad: Analyst at Prudential Capital Group

Boggs, Theresa: Senior Branch Operations Analyst at Securian Financial Services

Byrne Fitzpatrick, Nora: Senior Assistant Dean for Administration at University of St. Thomas School of Law

Czech, Emily: Finance Analyst at General Mills

Doom, Jeff: Personal Financial Consultant at A.G. Edwards

Handros, Marina: Risk Manager at US Bank

Hart, Bradley: Ground Operations Analyst-Finance & Adm. Service at Northwest Airlines

Holmquist, Mark: Investment Banking Associate (in Healthcare Investment Banking) at Piper Jaffray

Noraker, Alexis: Treaty Broker at Aon Reinsurance Solutions

Novak, Paul: Vice President at Goldsmith Agio Helms, Investment Banking

Pexa, Katherine: CFA, Key Account Manager at Schwab Institutional

Schiffler, Kyle: Financial Consultant at AXA Advisors, LLC

Schreiber, Bill: Investment Banking Analyst at Piper Jaffray

Wilkes, Madeline: Finance SAP Reporting Analyst at Patterson Companies, Inc.

Berger, Christine: Director of Governmental Affairs at the Southern Twin Cities Association of Realtors

Bernardy, Pete: Executive Budget Officer, Minnesota Management & Budget at the State of Minnesota

Cackoski, Michael: Energy Industry Analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Hayes, Kristina: Community Development Assistant at Anoka County

Hollis, Justin: Senior Policy Analyst at Ramsey County

Petersen, Tyler: Senior Research Assistant at the Board of Governers of the Federal Reserve

Reiners, Lee: Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Rudolph, Ben: Assistant Deputy Comptroller at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Tietema, Annie: Principal Planner, Dislocated Worker Program at the State of Minnesota and Research Analyst at the Minnesota Department of Economic Security

Young, Bryce: Law Clerk at the Minnesota Supreme Court

Arndt, Breanna: M.S. Program in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota

Bernardy, Peter: Master of Public Policy Program, Concentration in Economic and Community Development at the University of Minnesota

Gooding, Clare: Master of International Business Candidate at Tufts University

Holmquist, Mark: MBA Candidate in Investment Banking at University of Chicago Booth Business School

Espenson, Michael: Attorney at Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren

Froelich, Zachary: Associate Attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP

Geelan, John: Associate Attorney, Corporate Finance Division at Faegre & Benson

Geelan, John W.: Jr. Assistant Vice President and Corporate Counsel at Piper Jaffray & Co.

Gess, Taylor: Associate at Ballard Spahr, LLP

Marsh, Jessica: Associate Attorney at Felhaber Larson Fenlon & Vogt

Ninnemann, Aaron: Lawyer at Foley & Mansfield

Streiff, Molly: Associate at Faegre & Benson, LLP

Swedberg, Amy: Associate Attorney at Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP

Walz, Bradley: Associate Attorney at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Whatley, Sean: Assistant City Attorney at the St. Paul Attorney's Office

Young, Bryce: Law Clerk at Minnesota Supreme Court

Zwilling, Jennifer: Attorney at Messerli & Kramer

  • 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