Board of Directors
For more than 70 years, our board of directors has provided leadership, support, and strategic direction.
Board members have experience across many sectors and bring to the table a variety of professional skills along with a wide breadth of global experience.
Most of all, we are proud to call each one a Global Minnesota member.
Special thanks to our retiring board members for their years of support of Global Minnesota:
2023-24 Board Members
Ross Wilson, U.S. Ambassador (ret.)
Uri Camarena, Director of Business Solutions, MEDA
Martha (Muffy) MacMillan
Jack Malone, Vice President, Operations, Optum Health Home & Community Care; UnitedHealth Group
Khadija Ali, President & CEO, Global Language Connections
Patrick Andersen, President & CEO, CWT
Bradley Buck, General Manager, Latin America, Land O’Lakes
Clint Conner, Founder, Conner IP Law Firm
Latisha Dawson, SPHR, Global IT HR Leader, Cargill
Steven J. Dickinson, Co-Chair of International Practice, Cozen O’Connor
Jacob A. Gayle, Global Health Diplomat (Ret.)
Trevor Gunn, Vice President International Relations, Medtronic
Lili Hall, President/CEO, KNOCK, Inc.
Rebecca Hawthorne, Ph.D, Program Director, Innovation Scholars, Minnesota Private Colleges and Universities; Professor Emerita, St. Catherine University
Marlene Lopez Ibarra, Director, Country Governance and Emerging Markets, 3M
Ying Iverson, PhD, Assistant Provost and Vice President of Academic and Faculty Affairs, Capella University
Sam Krawczyk, Equity Research Associate, Sit Investment Associates
Mary G. Lawrence, M.D.
Jessica Libby, Principal, Trade & Customs, KPMG
John Marsalek, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
Lori McDougal, Board Director Reshape LifeSciences Inc.
Lanesha Minnix, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Ecolab
Robert M. Oberlies, Chair, Asia Practice, Co-Chair, Cross-Border Transactions Practice, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron
Angela Schulz, VP Operations Finance, Target Corporation
Thabani Sinkula, Head of Finance at Welly Health PBC
Todd Smith, Vice President, Global Industrial Air Filtration, Donaldson
Michelle Thom, MPA, Ed.D., Enterprise Director of Employee Experience, State of Minnesota
Donovan Walsh, President, The Financial Services Consulting Group (TFSCG)
Anna Wasescha, Ph.D., President, West Central Initiative
Ex Officio Directors
Jan Bauer, Consul of the UK Government Office
Harvey Charles, Vice Provost for International Programs, University of Minnesota
Sandra Cruz, Consul General of the Consulate General of El Salvador in Minnesota
Beth Richardson, Consul General of Canada
Iván Roberto Sierra Medel, Head Consul of Mexico
Mathew Woodlee, Director, U.S. Commercial Service — Minnesota
Peter C. Hawthorne
Susan B. Plimpton
Robert H. Scarlett
Robert W. Sit
Katherine W. Youngblood