Spring 2010

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William Winter ’63 BSB, was named a Minnesota Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics.


Timothy E. Doherty ’76 BSB, was honored with the National Association of Professional Employer Organization’s Michaeline A. Doyle award, which honors visionary leadership. He is the owner and chairman of Minneapolis-based Doherty Employment Group, and is one of 15 sole recipients of this award, which was presented during the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations’ annual conference.

Michael B. Fiterman ’70 BSB, was given the 2009 Hall of Fame Award by the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters.


Duncan Gallagher ’89 MBA, was named executive vice president and CFO of Allina Hospitals & Clinics. He formerly served in the same role for the Iowa Health System.

Laura Gilbert ’87 MA HRIR, published Back to School for Grownups: Your Guide to Making Sound Decisions (And How to Not Get Run Over by the Bus), a book offering guidance to adults returning to school. She was also the expert advisor in the Dec. 9th, 2009, edition of “Watchdog: Your Next Job” in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Mark Golenzer ’84 BSB, is a founding principal of Armet Capital, a commercial real estate investment and advisory firm.

Kathy J. Hollenhorst ’88 MBA, has been elected a member of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Marketing Association’s 2009-2010 board of directors.

Dr. Raja K. Iyer ’77 MBA, ’84 PhD, was named dean of Capella University’s School of Business and Technology.

Cecilie M. Loidolt ’85 BSB, was named a 2010 Super Lawyer.

Todd C. McCarty ’88 BSB, has been named senior vice president of human resources for the New York Times Co.

Paul Odlaug ’74 BSB, ’82 MBA, is now vice president of Park State Bank.

Peter Reinhart ’87 BSB, has opened an investment office, Reinhart Investments LLC. He previously worked for Kidder Peabody and Smith Barney.

Robin S. Roland ’81 BSB, was appointed director of finance for the City of Cottage Grove, Minn.

Bill Tanner ’80 MBA, has joined Webbed Marketing as CFO.

Greg Uphoff ’85 BSB, is now president of HG&K Ltd. He has more than 20 years of experience, and is a leader in the firm’s audit and accounting practice.


Andrew Dauska ’97 BSB, was promoted to senior partner, director of account management at the Carmichael Lynch advertising agency. He has been with the firm since 2004.

Corey W. Edmunds ’95 MBT, has been named a partner in Johnson West & Co., a St. Paul, Minn.-based CPA firm. He has more than 18 years of public accounting experience as a tax specialist, most recently as a tax partner in a Bloomington, Minn., CPA firm.

Chris Kent ’98 MHA, was promoted from principal consultant to partner at Evantage Consulting. He advises clients in the healthcare and financial services industries.

Luke Kujawa ’96 BSB, has launched Your Boat Club. Members pay an annual fee and monthly dues for unlimited access to fishing boats, speedboats, and pontoons. The club has 40 boats at three Minnesota locations.

Paul MacCready ’94 MBA, is now CEO of Coventry Health Care of Kansas. He previously was president and CEO of MobileCare 2U in Overland Park, Kan.

Judd Nystrom ’96 BSB, was promoted by Advance Auto Parts to senior vice president of finance. He is responsible for finance decision support, planning and performance management, investor relations, and strategic and financial plans.

D. Stan Opstad ’99 MBA, is senior vice president of product management and development for Healthland, a firm that provides healthcare information solutions for small community and critical access hospitals.

Julie Weber-Kramer ’95 MBA, has been appointed vice president of client experience for Healthland. She is responsible for the Healthland client experience, from initial contact with a prospect to implementation and ongoing client support.


Tara Belter ’05 BSB, ’09 PhD, married Bill Kleinknight on Aug. 15, 2009.

Marcus Brans ’08 MBA, has accepted a position at Schaeffler Group in Germany as vice president of corporate strategy and communication. He was previously employed by Allen & Overy LLP.

Joel D. Braun ’07 MBT, was hired as vice president of commercial loans at National Bank of Commerce.

Alraune Chowdhury ’07 MBA, has joined T-Mobile USA as human resources projects manager.

Joseph Richard Goetz ’08 BSB, is engaged to Stephanie Jude Conway, and is employed as a commercial underwriter at Federated Insurance in Owatonna, Minn.

Benjamin T. Head ’06 BSB, was hired as an attorney for the law firm of Thornton, Reif, Dolan, Bowen, and Klecker.

Susanne Holderried ’08 MBA, has joined Volkart May & Associates as director of life sciences business. She previously was with Triple Ink, a subdivision of Martin Williams Advertising.

Lars Leafblad ’06 MBA, was promoted from vice president to principal of KeyStone Search. He will be responsible for the leadership of two practice areas, will cochair another practice area, and serve as the firm’s functional expert in institutional advancement.

Jerrod Lindquist ’08 MBA, has joined Hunter Hotels, and is responsible for brokerage operations out of the company’s Minneapolis office.

Adam McCombs ’00 BSB, and his company, JumpForward, were featured in ABC’s Shark Tank, a show providing entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch and defend their business to a panel of venture capitalists. JumpForward provides recruiting and compliance software solutions to the sports industry via the web and mobile phone applications on the iPhone.

Nathan Ostertag ’05 MBA, is director of research for ActiFi, a software and solutions firm that provides management programs for the financial services industry.

Steve Shepherd ’09 MBA, a senior associate with NAI Welsh, was named a 2009 Rising Star of the Year by The Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors. This award identifies real estate professionals with a high level of professional conduct who have a significant level of production; have contributed to the profession; and who actively participate in other business, civic, and community activities.

Nolan Soltvedt ’06 BSB, and Emily Thompson ’07 BSB, were married on Feb. 6, 2010. Both work in finance in the Twin Cities area; Emily in investment management, and Nolan in corporate treasury.

Annie Young-Scrivner ’03 MBA, was appointed global chief marketing officer for Starbucks Coffee.

In Memoriam

Kathleen E. Chalekian ’05 PT MBA, passed away in December 2009.

Dallas Degrote ’71 MBA, passed away in December 2009.

Arline Dimond ’43 BSB, passed away in September 2009.

William Greening ’75 BSB, passed away in December 2009.

Roger Wetherbee ’54 BBA, passed away in December 2009.

Herbert M. Hanson, Jr. Passes Away at 85

Herbert M. Hanson, Jr.Herbert M. Hanson, Jr., the namesake of the Carlson School’s undergraduate building, passed away at age 85 on Feb. 4, 2010, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Barbara.

        A 1949 graduate in economics from the University of Minnesota, Hanson was passionate in his support for his alma mater and, in particular, the Carlson School. In 2004, he and his wife made a $10 million gift to the Carlson School to support the construction of a new undergraduate building, which was completed in 2008.

        Born in Browns Valley, Minn., Hanson served as lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II and went on to work in numerous investment companies before founding Hanson Investment Management in 1973, where he served as president and CEO until 1993.

        A recipient of the University’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2006, Hanson served on the Carlson School’s Board of Overseers, helped launch the Carlson Funds Enterprise, and served as president emeritus of the University of Minnesota’s Bay Area Alumni Chapter.

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