Spring 2012

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Steve Laible ’71 MS, has been named director of Education and Technology (EAT) Centers for Compatible Technology International (CTI), an international development non-profit in St. Paul.

Jim Hawley ’76 BSB, was appointed to Riverwood Healthcare Center’s governing board of directors in McGregor, Minn.

Chancellor James B. Dworkin ’77 PhD, won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indiana Medical Association of Northwest Indiana.

Mark Chamberlain ’78 BSB, had two of his four daughters graduate from the Carlson School in May 2011.

Kim Mageau ’79 BSB, was appointed president of Magellan Pharmacy, a new pharmacy organization related to Magellan Health Services in New York.


John Gappa ’81 BSB, ’82 MBA, has been named CFO of the Year in the large private company category by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. John, chief financial officer of MOM Brands Co., also serves as board chair of the American Refugee Committee and is a board member of the Minnesota Zoo.

Sandra Wallace CPA ’81 BSB, was named vice president of finance and acting chief financial officer for Direct Insite in Sunrise, Fla. Sandra brings more than 25 years of professional accounting, finance, tax, management, and operations experience with a diverse background of companies.

Kelly Doran ’82 MBA, is working on his third residential project near the University of Minnesota campus. Kelly recently opened 412 Lofts and Sydney Hall.

Ken Dzugan ’83 MBA, serves as the volunteer archivist for The Center for the Study of the Great Ideas in Chicago, Ill. He has compiled and edited the recently released book How to Prove There is a God: Mortimer J. Adler’s Writings and Thoughts about God.

Scott Harstad ’83 MBA, has published an entertaining and informative financial planning book entitled, Live it Up! But Don’t Outlive Your Income, aimed at people who hope to retire comfortably.

Bonnie Walter ’83 BSB, began a new journey of her life as she retired in December 2011.

Jeff Liter ’87 MBA, was appointed vice president of corporate development for PrimeraDx, based in Mansfield, Conn. Jeff brings more than 20 years of experience with business development, sales, corporate finance, and operations.

Craig Seitel ’88 MBA, has left his role as chief executive officer of Abacus Settlements in New York City to run his own broker-dealer, Axis Thought Capital. Craig will focus on alternative assets such as life settlements, structured settlements, legal receivables, underperforming consumer receivables, and other assets.

Suzanne Cluik ’89 BSB, recently became a grandmother to twin boys.

Mark Miller ’89 MBA, has joined Noble Financial Group, Inc. in Boca Raton, Fla. as its senior research analyst in the technology sector, focusing on enterprise hardware. Mark has been recognized by Forbes and StarMine as an All-Star Analyst in 2006 and by The Wall Street Journal as Best on the Street in 2005.


Glenn D. Bottomly PhD ’91 BSB, ’96 MBA, was recently promoted to president of Walter’s Publishing at the Taylor Corporation and vice president of marketing and technology at Corporate Graphics Commercial, also at the Taylor Corporation in Eagan, Minn.

Karla Leis ’91 BSB, ’94 MBA, was promoted to vice president of Orbio Technologies Group in Minneapolis, where she will lead the company’s development in marketing of new application and markets for Tennant Company’s water-based cleaning technologies.

Daniel Rickel ’91 BSB, was named vice president of Louisville & Indiana Railroad.

Charles Kummeth ’93 MBA, is an independent director on the board of Sparton Corporation, based in Schaumburg, Ill. He is president of the Global Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Mark Stoering ’93 MBA, has been named vice president of portfolio strategy and business development for Xcel Energy in Minneapolis. He is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute Renewables Executive Advisory Committee and serves on the Department of Energy’s Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee.

Ken Dalebout ’94 MBA, ’94 MHA, has been named chief administrative officer of California’s Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. He was also named chief strategy officer for Catholic Healthcare West Hospitals of the Central Coast.

Lisa O’Connor ’94 MBA, has joined BouMatic in Madison, Wis. as vice president of global marketing.

Renee Peterson ’94 MBA, was elected vice president of finance and chief financial officer for The Toro Company in Bloomington, Minn.

Aric Stienessen ’95 BSB, was selected as a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in Minneapolis.

Joe Fesenmaier ’96 MBA, has been named a member of the Sacred Heart Hospital’s board of directors in Eau Claire, Wis. He is vice president of finance for Mason Companies in Chippewa Falls, Wis.

Tony Wagner ’96 BSB, was elected to the Minnetonka, Minn. City Council. Tony represents Ward 2.

Mesude Cingilli ’97 MBA, has been named assistant vice president in the financial management group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Cingilli is responsible for managing the bank’s financial planning process, including the budget and forecast.

Keith Karczewski ’97 MBA, is vice president of operations for EvoApp, a social media and business intelligence company, which was awarded the “Small Technology Company of the Year” by the North Carolina Technology Association.

Jordan Lochner ’98 BSB, started a new job at Wipfli Hewins Investment Advisors in Minneapolis as a senior associate consultant.

Todd R. Nelson PhD ’98 MBA, has been named president and chief executive officer of MP Biomedicals in Solon, Ohio.

Steve Durkee ’99 MBA, is president of commercial products for Milestone AV Technologies in Minneapolis.

Peter Rottier ’99 BSB, is a principal at the growth equity firm Summit Partners in Palo Alto, Calif.

Greg Schreier ’99 MBA, has been named metalworking market manager for Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control in St. Louis Park, Minn. Greg works with the company’s worldwide sales and distribution network on applications concerning ambient weld fume systems, plasma and laser cutting systems, and other metalworking processes.


DeeAnne Newville ’00 MBA, was named the director of information technology for Crow Wing County, Minn.

Kristin Ainsworth ’02 MBA, has joined Marron Gildea Realty in Ridgewood, N.J.

John Baumgartner ’02 MBA, was hired as a managing director for Stephens in Dallas, Texas, a full-service investment banking and brokerage firm. John will co-head the Equity Capital Markets Department.

Michael Colby ’02 MBA, joined Cencorp Corporation in McAllen, Texas as vice president of sales for the Americas. He brings in 20 years of SMT and electronic-manufacturing industry expertise.

Kevin Gish ’02 MHA, is now the lead administrator for the Essentia Health Graceville Minneapolis campus. He will simultaneously take on the role of clinic manager for the Essentia Health Wahpeton North Dakota clinic. Kevin brings in 20 years of expertise in the health care industry.

Jesse Bergland ’03 BSB, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to use the CFP® and CFP certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification requirements. Jesse is a currently a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual—The Columns Resource Group in Minneapolis.

Chris Hasling ’04 BSB, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to use the CFP® and CFP certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification requirements. Chris is a currently a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual—The Columns Resource Group in Minneapolis.

Brian Sinotte ’04 MBA, ‘04 MHA, was appointed chief operating officer for the Porter Health System in Valparaiso, Ind. He will be responsible for the Laboratory, Neurology, Radiology, Oncology, Engineering, Food & Nutrition, and Environmental Sciences departments. Brian will also assume responsibility for overseeing a new outpatient oncology project and will be actively involved in the completion and transition to the new hospital facility.

Christina Finke ’05 BSB, welcomed a new member to the family, Gideon Finke, on April 27, 2011.

Craig Mulcahy ’05 MBT, has been admitted as a shareholder of Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ PA in St. Paul. Craig joined the firm in 1996 and has over 15 years of work experience.

Joe Stackhouse ’06 MBA, director of supply chain and operations for Land O’Lakes in Arden Hills, Minn., was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for his work with the non-profit organization, SAVE. In 2007, Joe was named president of the board for SAVE. SAVE is an organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide. The White House Champions of Change program honors Americans from all paths of life that are helping the country face the challenges of the 21st century by innovating and educating for a better America.

Ben Aase ’07 MBA, has been promoted to principal at LarsonAllen LLP in Minneapolis. He leads the firm’s nonprofit and government consulting practice. Ben is a founding member of the Minneapolis chapter of Net Impact and is the board treasurer of the Givens Foundation for African American Literature.

Kayla M. Anderson ’08 BSB, started a position in international sales with Established Brands 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.


Lindsay Hartmann ’10 MBA, married Ryan Hample on October 8, 2011.

Clarissa Johnson ’10 BSB, has taken a position as a pricing analyst with Target.com.

Laura Nicole Peterson ’10 BSB, is engaged to Riley Michael Brost. The couple plans to wed on August 4, 2012.

Brook Sieben ’10 BSB, married Dain Haukos on October 1, 2011.

Amy Chamberlain ’11 BSB, kicked off her career as a process consultant for Protiviti in Minnetonka, Minn.

Tyler Hess ’11 MBT, has been promoted to principal at LarsonAllen LLP in Minneapolis. Tyler brings more than 10 years of experience providing tax accounting for closely-held clients in the professional services, retail and manufacturing, and distribution industries.

Lindsay Hetchler ’11 MBT, is a senior tax analyst at Cargill in Wayzata, Minn. and was recently married in September 2011.

Matt Lucas ’11 MBA, is vice president for development for Steiner Development, based in Wayzata, Minn.

Brady Smith ’11 BSB, has established himself as an entrepreneurial housing developer in Brandon, S.D. He is currently refurbishing three homes to be put on the market this year.

In Memoriam

Jan Rademacher ’46 BSB, passed away in August 2011.

Robert Hughes ’47 BSB, passed away in June 2011.

Dave Richter ’58 BSB, passed away in November 2011.

Stephanie Jaeb Maxam ’82 BSB, passed away in October 2011.

Tushar Om Gupta ’09 MBA, passed away in December 2011.

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