• Career Mentors

    Career mentors are recently retired or semi-retired upper management executives in the core disciplines in the School of Business. They are chosen for their successful career experience, supportive styles, and dedication to helping students think about and plan for their career while completing their undergraduate course work.


    Andy Braden

    Past Owner

    Braden Construction


    Robert (Bob) Chatmas MNM'12


    Second Harvest Heartland


    Debra Holmgren '73

    Retired as President

    Portico Healthnet


    Les Johnson '73


    Cella Consulting 


    Lorrie Louder

    Retired as Senior Vice President

    Saint Paul Port Authority


    Bev Lutz '73


    The Lighthouse Group


    Janelle Nelson

    Former Portfolio Analyst

    RBC Wealth Management


    Doug Opsahl '73

    Program Manager at AllSource

    Contract as Project Manager at Delta Air Lines


    Dave Peterka '73

    Retired as Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer

    Beacon Bank


    Lynnette Phenix '69

    Retired as Human Resources Director

    Sweet Harvest Foods Co.

    Tom Schlick

    VP, Marketing & Engineering Development

    Sterilmed, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company 

    Rich Wien '68


    WienCO LTD


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