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[indent]Thomas D. Jensen ’74 BSB, was elected president of the Hennepin County Bar Association for the 2012-13 term.

Mark Ahmann ’79 BSB, ’80 MA–HRIR, was named chief human resources officer at Milk Specialties Global in Eden Prairie, Minn. Milk Specialties Global is a market leader in human nutrition, animal nutrition, and nutraceuticals.


[indent]Tom Barta ’80 BSB, ’97 MBA, is senior vice president, finance and business development for CNO Financial Group Inc. in Carmel, Ind.

Theresa Ward ’82 BSB, was recognized on the Barron’s “America’s Top 1,000 Advisors: State-by-State” list. This is her fourth consecutive year being recognized on this list. She currently works at Merrill Lynch in Bloomington, Minn.

Leon L. Kraig ’85 MBA, was admitted as general partner and managing director at the prestigious Impact Venture Capital Fund Ignia Partners, the largest of its kind in Latin America. He also serves on the board of Industrias Alen and of Alsea SAB in Mexico.

Kenneth Walters ’86 BSB, is the vice president of sales for strategic accounts for the National Restaurant Association in Chicago, Ill.

James Wehmann ’88 BSB, is the executive vice president responsible for the Scores business unit at FICO in Minneapolis.


[indent]Glenn D. Bottomly ’91 BSB, ’96 MBA, PhD, was recently promoted to chief technology officer (CTO) at the Taylor Corporation in Mankato, Minn.

Laura Schauer ’91 MBA, was promoted to director level of Allete Inc. in Duluth, Minn.

Martha Carlson ’93 MBA, has been promoted to chief operating officer at The Bailey Group. She will continue to work with clients while managing and forecasting firm capacity, leading marketing, developing new products, and overseeing operational improvements.

John Hamre ’93 MBA, is the head coach and general manager of the Coulee Region Chill, a Junior A Tier II ice hockey team based in Onalaska, Wis.

Darrell B. Lee ’93 MBT, has been elected to the board of directors of IKONICS Corporation, a Duluth-based technology company.

Enrique MacGregor ’94 MBA, is the managing director of the Dallas office of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, an independent tax group.

Randy Olson ’95 MBA, has been hired as the new port authority executive director of Red Wing, Minn.

Corrine Ricard ’96 MBA, 84 BSB, has been promoted to senior vice president of human resources at the Mosaic Company in Plymouth, Minn.

Lynn Blake ’97 MBA, was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of Analysts International Corporation (AIC) in Minneapolis.

Keith Karczewski ’97 MBA, is VP of operations for EvoApp, which is a social media business intelligence company started in Durham, N.C. and named the Small Technology Company of the Year by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) at its annual awards banquet.

Bret Shanahan ’98 MBA, was named president of Emerson Process Management’s Roxar business unit in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Scott T. Roethle ’99 BSB, MD, is a partner anesthesiologist and division chief for Anesthesiology Associates of Kansas City, Mo.


[indent]Ewald Braith ’01 MBA, has been promoted to general manager at Enso Detego in Graz, Austria.

Rick Nehm ’00 MBA, was promoted to director of marketing in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) for TAVR (trans-catheter heart valve replacement) at Boston Scientific and will be moving with his wife and 2-year-old son to Sweden.

Luis Moreno ’01 MBA, has been named one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty.

Matt Valle ’01 MBA, has been promoted to EVP, Global Key Account Management at GfK, a market research consultancy based in Nuremberg, Germany. He has also been named president-elect of the American Marketing Association Market Research Advisory Council.

Kate Vukelich ’03 BSB, was featured in Walmart’s 2012 Global Responsibility Report (GRR), which chronicles the progress the company has made on key social and sustainability commitments during the past year. She is currently serving as the HR integration lead for Walmart South Africa.

Cem Candi ’04 MBA, has joined MIOX Corporation, a leader in safe water disinfection headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., as director of business.

Steve Kistner ’04 MBA, is the CEO and director at Thermo Bond Buildings, a Elk Point, S.D. company that designs and builds custom equipment shelters.

David Edgerton Jr. ’05 MBA, was promoted from senior project manager—PMO to IT strategic business partner—business engagement at the National Marrow Donor Program in Minneapolis.

Craig Mulcahy ’05 MBT, has been admitted as a shareholder of Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen and Russ, PA in St. Paul. He joined the firm in 1996.

Tammy Canton ’06 BSB, recently received her MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Brian Mann ’06 BSB, has joined Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., located at Midwest Bank in Detroit Lakes, Minn., as an investment consultant. He has been in the financial services industry for over six years. He has spent the last few years with Ehlers Investment Partners, an asset management firm that serves public entities.

Shannon Peloquin ’06 BSB, recently received her MBA from Stanford University.

Tim Huebsch ’07 MBA, received the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Minnesota State University, Mankato in April for achieving a high rank in his profession and having a widespread effect on his community. He works as a integration manager—digital marketing at General Mills.

Matt Reck ’07 BSB, was appointed as an investment associate at Tonka Bay Equity Partners in Minnetonka, Minn.

Chelsea Christie ’08 BSB, got engaged to Erik Warg and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations at the Carlson School.

Evan Kaufmann ’08 BSB, is the second-leading goal scorer for the DEG Metro Stars hockey team of the German professional league. He also is one of the few Jewish persons to represent Germany in elite international sports since World War II and the first in ice hockey since the 1930s.

Kyle Meehan ’08 BSB, is the director of strategy at PH Digital Labs in Minneapolis.

Alex Braun ’09 BSB, recently passed the Level III exam for Certified Financial Analysts. He is currently working as a corporate financial analyst for The Clifton Group in Edina, Minn.

Holly Kellar ’09 MBA, is transferring to the Zurich, Switzerland office of Deloitte Consulting AG.


[indent]Chas Anderson ’10 MBA, won a 2012 Leaders in Public Policy award in the Top Legislative Staffer category. Anderson serves as executive director of the GOP caucus in the Minnesota House.

John G. Schmidt ’10 MBA, was featured in the June 2012 issue of IT NEXT, a popular magazine in India, in an article titled “Big Data Needs Lean Methods.” He is VP of global integration services and practice leader for lean integration and integration competency centers at Informatica Corporation.

Adam Triplett ’10 MBA, was the highest ranked territory manager in the United States for American Medical Systems in 2011. American Medical Systems is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minn.

Gong Yun ’12 MBA, is joining Foster Klima & Company, LLC in Minneapolis as a financial representative.


[indent]Professor Bruce W. Erickson passed away in June 2012.

Professor Robert Ruekert passed away in September 2012.

Russell G. Upham ’49 BSB, passed away in September 2011.

Raymond F. Kessler ’50 BSB, passed away in May 2012.

Richard W. Larson ’50 BSB, passed away in June 2012.

Lyle Baker ’52 BSB, passed away in February 2012.

James Gregory Juettner ’72 MBA, passed away in February 2012.

A. Milton Jenkins ’77 PhD, passed away in August 2012.

Gary S. Zdon ’94 MBA, passed away in June 2012.

Sarah B. Tiedeman ’10 MBA, passed away in April 2012.

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