Members of the Minnesota Business Partnership represent a broad range of business interests, political perspectives and personal philosophies. As chief executives of some of Minnesota’s largest employers, however, they are united by the belief that a diverse, vibrant economy is central to the quality of life Minnesotans enjoy. Membership is limited to chief executives of large Minnesota employers or, in the case of companies headquartered outside the state, the highest-ranking representative in Minnesota. Active participation of chief executives differentiates the Partnership from other business organizations and is key to our success in shaping policies that impact business growth and job creation in Minnesota.  




Michael Roman Chairman & CEO 3M
Traci Egly Managing Director Accenture
Walter White President & CEO Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Penny Wheeler, M.D. President & CEO Allina Health
James Cracchiolo Chairman & CEO Ameriprise Financial
Jay Lund Chairman & CEO Andersen Corporation
Russ Becker President & CEO APi Group, Inc.
Joe Puishys CEO Apogee Enterprises, Inc.
Corie Barry CEO Best Buy Co., Inc.
Chuck Kummeth President & CEO Bio-Techne
Craig Samitt, M.D. President & CEO Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota
Joe Fitzgerald Executive Vice President and President, Interventional Cardiology Boston Scientific
Jeanne Crain President & CEO Bremer Financial Corporation
Bob Biesterfeld President & CEO C.H. Robinson Worldwide
Marty Davis President & CEO Cambria
David MacLennan Chairman & CEO Cargill
John Butcher President & CEO Caribou Coffee
Chris Koch Chairman, President & CEO Carlisle Companies
Kurt Ekert President & CEO Carlson WagonLit Travel
Brad Tutunjian Division VP, Regional Operations CenterPoint Energy
Ken Holmen, M.D. President & CEO CentraCare Health
Marc Gorelick, M.D. President & CEO Children’s Minnesota
Jay Debertin President & CEO CHS, Inc.
John Gibbs Senior VP of State Government Affairs Comcast
Mark Davis Chairman Davis Family Holdings
Matt Marsh Office Managing Partner Deloitte
Bill Lentsch  Chief Customer Experience Officer Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Rodney Young CEO & President Delta Dental of Minnesota
Barry McCarthy President & CEO Deluxe Corporation
Kathleen Dolphin CEO Dolphin Group Companies
Tod Carpenter Chairman, President & CEO Donaldson Company, Inc.
Bill Stoeri Managing Partner Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Douglas Baker, Jr. Chairman & CEO Ecolab
David Herman, M.D. CEO Essentia Health
Mike O’Leary Minneapolis Office Managing Partner EY
Andrew  Humphrey Partner and Chair Emeritus Faegre Drinker
James Hereford President & CEO Fairview Health Services
Jeff Fetters Chairman & CEO Federated Insurance Companies
David Frauenshuh Founder & CEO Frauenshuh, Inc.
John Koneck President Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
Jeff Harmening Chairman & CEO General Mills, Inc.
Barbara Walczyk Joers President & CEO Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Patrick McHale President & CEO Graco Inc.
Steve Hockett CEO Great Clips
David Saggau President & CEO Great River Energy
James Owens President & CEO H. B. Fuller Company
Andrea Walsh  President & CEO HealthPartners
James Snee Chairman, President & CEO Hormel Foods Corporation
Stanley Hubbard Chairman & CEO Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
John Ashe CEO IWCO Direct
Geoff Glasrud Vice President of Operations, Flint Hills Resources Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
James Powell Managing Partner KPMG LLP
Beth Ford President & CEO Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Mike McFadden Senior Advisor Lazard
Matt Homan President & CEO Liberty Diversified International
Russell T. Lund III (Tres) Chairman, President & CEO Lunds & Byerlys
David Mortenson Chairman M.A. Mortenson Company
Jill Renslow EVP, Marketing and Business Development Mall of America
Gianrico Farrugia, M.D. President & CEO Mayo Clinic
Thomas McGough, Jr. President & CEO McGough Construction Co., LLC
John Naylor President & CEO Medica
Geoff Martha President & CEO Medtronic, Inc.
Devinder Malhotra Chancellor Minnesota State
Chad Dunkley CEO New Horizon Academy
J. Kevin Croston, M.D. CEO North Memorial Health
Suresh Krishna President & CEO Northern Tool + Equipment
Beth Wozniak CEO nVent
Tim Murnane President & CEO The Opus Group
Chuck MacFarlane President & CEO Otter Tail Corporation
Chris Steele, D.D.S. President Park Dental
Mark Walchirk President & CEO Patterson Companies, Inc.
John Stauch President & CEO Pentair
Chad Abraham Chairman & CEO Piper Jaffray
Scott Wine Chairman & CEO Polaris Industries Inc.
Jon Cherry President & CEO PolyMet Mining
Howard Friedman President & CEO Post Consumer Brands
Daniel Lindh President & CEO Presbyterian Homes & Services
Vicki Holt President & CEO Proto Labs, Inc.
Eric Mercer Office Managing Partner PwC
Michael Armstrong CEO RBC Wealth Management-U.S.
Mark Urdahl President & CEO Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.
Ronald Schutz Chairman, Executive Board Robins Kaplan LLP
Thomas Rosen CEO Rosen’s Diversified Inc.
Hugh Miller President & CEO RTP Company
Brian Murray CEO Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Dimitrios Smyrnios CEO Schwan’s Company
Christopher Hilger Chairman, President & CEO Securian Financial Group
Chuck Runyon CEO & Co-Founder Self Esteem Brands
Shelly Ibach President & CEO Sleep Number
Archie Black President & CEO SPS Commerce, Inc.
Michael Klingensmith Publisher & CEO Star Tribune Media Company LLC
Matt Steele Vice President State Farm Insurance
Todd Noteboom Chair of National Client Strategies Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Brian Cornell Board Chairman & CEO Target Corporation
Glen Taylor CEO Taylor Corporation
Craig Dahl Chairman & CEO TCF Financial Corporation
H. Chris Killingstad President & CEO Tennant Company
Rick King Managing Director Thomson Reuters
Teresa Rasmussen CEO Thrivent Financial
Rick Olson Chairman, President & CEO The Toro Company
Kelly Osborne CEO Twin Metals
Andrew Cecere Chairman, President & CEO U.S. Bancorp
Doug Jaeger President & CEO Ulteig
Marianne Short Office of the Chief Executive, Executive VP, Chief Legal Officer UnitedHealth Group
Joan Gabel President University of Minnesota
Julie Sullivan President University of St. Thomas
Laurie Nordquist CEO – Minnesota Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Michael Happe President & CEO Winnebago, Ind.
Chris Simpson President & CEO Wenger Corporation
Ben Fowke Chairman & CEO Xcel Energy, Inc.