The 2020 Series Speakers - Fifth Season
Thanks to these incredible women for a remarkable fifth season
Chair, the Carlson Family Foundation
January 28, 2020, 11:30 am
Upper Club 90, Allianz Field
Wendy Nelson’s extensive experience in business, non-profits and athletics brings a unique combination of leadership expertise to the organizations she leads and supports. Nelson serves as Chair of the Carlson Family Foundation, a foundation that supports the charitable goals of both the family and Carlson, the family-owned company that owns Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the world’s largest travel management company. She is the third person to serve as chair of the foundation and the first in the third generation. Join us for lunch and Wendy's insights on the athletics and investing.
President and CEO, First Avenue
April 28, 2020, 5 pm
Minnesota History Museum
Dayna Frank is President and CEO of First Avenue Productions, Minnesota’s leading independently-owned and operated concert venue and promoter. Dayna has expanded the business beyond its star-adorned walls to include multiple sites. First Avenue has been recognized with numerous accolades including: “Best Big Rooms” and “Best Venues in America”, Rolling Stone; “Best Clubs in America”, Complex Magazine; “#1 Reason to Visit Minneapolis”, USA Today; among many others. Join us for happy hour at the Minnesota History Center for Dayna's talk, tasty tidbits, and a tour of the exhibition, First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom.
Owner/Operator, Clancey's Meats
September 15, 2020, 4:30 pm
A local, sustainable butcher shop built after a career in advertising, construction and snowplow trucking driving. Kristin combines her passions for food, community and sustainability through her business. Join us for great food from Clancey's Meats in the beautiful garden at Westmister Hall, downtown Minneapolis.
Chair, Star Tribune Media Company
November 10, 2020, 5:30 pm
The Museum of Russia Art
Join us for happy hour with Jean Taylor, Chair of Star Tribune Media Company, LLC. The Star Tribune is the #1 media company in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and the state of Minnesota is passionate about helping leaders succeed. Jean's professional work is in engaged governance, representing ownership of businesses through ensuring long-term vision, aligning vision and operations, and supporting leadership teams in achieving their vision. Join us to hear her insights.