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.  




Inge Thulin Chairman, President & CEO 3M
Traci Egly Managing Director Accenture
Alan Hodnik Chairman, President & CEO ALLETE
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.
Barbara Rummel Partner Ballard Spahr
Hubert Joly Chairman & CEO Best Buy Co., Inc.
Chuck Kummeth President & CEO Bio-Techne
Michael Guyette President & CEO Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota
Jeanne Crain President & CEO Bremer Financial Corporation
John Wiehoff Chairman & CEO C.H. Robinson Worldwide
Marty Davis President & CEO Cambria
Kevin Gilligan Chairman & CEO Capella Education Company
John Butcher President Caribou Coffee
David MacLennan Chairman & CEO Cargill
Kurt Ekert President & CEO Carlson Hospitality
Brad Tutunjian Division VP, Regional Operations CenterPoint Energy
Ken Holmen, M.D. President & CEO CentraCare Health
Duane Ring President Midwest Region CenturyLink
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
Jeffrey Cotton Office Managing Partner Deloitte
Bill Lentsch  SVP Delta Connection & Delta Global Services Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Rodney Young President & CEO Delta Dental of Minnesota
Lee Schram CEO Deluxe Corporation
Kathleen Dolphin CEO Dolphin Group Companies
Tod Carpenter President & CEO Donaldson Company, Inc.
Ken Cutler Managing Partner Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Douglas Baker, Jr. Chairman & CEO Ecolab Inc.
Mike O’Leary Minneapolis Office Managing Partner EY
Andrew  Humphrey Partner and Chair Emeritus Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
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 President & 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 President & CEO Hormel Foods Corporation
Stanley Hubbard Chairman & CEO Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
James Andersen CEO IWCO Direct
Greg Kurr President & CEO Kemps LLC
Geoff Glasrud Vice President of Operations, Flint Hills Resources Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
George Kehl Managing Partner KPMG LLP
Chris Policinski President & CEO Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Mike McFadden Senior Advisor Lazard
Michael Fiterman Chairman & CEO Liberty Diversified International
Russell T. Lund III (Tres) Chairman, President & CEO Lund Food Holdings, Inc.
David Mortenson Chairman M.A. Mortenson Company
Kurt Hagen Executive VP Mall of America
Paul Marvin President & CEO The Marvin Companies
John Noseworthy, M.D. President & CEO Mayo Clinic
Thomas McGough, Jr. President & CEO McGough Construction Co., LLC
John Naylor President & CEO Medica
Omar Ishrak Chairman & CEO Medtronic, Inc.
James Dwyer President & CEO Michael Foods, Inc.
Devinder Malhotra Interim Chancellor Minnesota State
Joc O’Rourke President & CEO The Mosaic Company
Chad Dunkley CEO New Horizon Academy
J. Kevin Croston, M.D. CEO North Memorial Health Care
Tony Rodriguez Managing Director, Co-Head of Fixed Income Nuveen Investments
Tim Murnane  President & CEO The Opus Group
Chuck MacFarlane President & CEO Otter Tail Corporation
John Gulon, D.D.S. President & CEO Park Dental
Mark Walchirk President & CEO Patterson Companies, Inc.
Randall Hogan Chairman & CEO Pentair
Chad Abraham CEO Piper Jaffray
Scott Wine Chairman & CEO Polaris Industries Inc.
Jon Cherry President & CEO PolyMet Mining
Daniel Lindh President & CEO Presbyterian Homes & Services
Jim DuCharme President & CEO Prime Therapeutics
Vicki Holt President & CEO Proto Labs Inc.
Eric Mercer Market Managing Partner PwC
Michael Armstrong CEO RBC Wealth Management-U.S.
Mark Urdahl President & CEO Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.
Martin Lueck Chairman, Executive Board Robins Kaplan LLP
Thomas Rosen CEO Rosen’s Diversified Inc.
Hugh Miller President & CEO RTP Company
Patrick Ryan President & CEO Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Dimitrios Smyrnios CEO Schwan’s Company
Christopher Hilger 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 Area Vice President State Farm Insurance
Todd Noteboom Chair of National Client Strategies Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Brian Cornell Board Chairman & CEO Target Corporation
Deb Taylor CEO Taylor Corporation
Craig Dahl Chairman & CEO TCF
H. Chris Killingstad President & CEO Tennant Company
Rick King Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer Thomson Reuters
Bradford Hewitt CEO Thrivent Financial
Rick Olson Chairman, President & CEO The Toro Company
Andrew Cecere President & CEO U.S. Bancorp
Marianne Short Office of the Chief Executive, Executive VP, Chief Legal Officer UnitedHealth Group
Eric Kaler President University of Minnesota
Julie Sullivan President University of St. Thomas
David Kvamme CEO – Wells Fargo Minnesota Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Chris Simpson President & CEO Wenger Corporation
Ben Fowke Chairman, President & CEO Xcel Energy