Board of Trustees

Contact

Deb.Calvert @wmitchell.edu

Effective July 1, 2015

Officers

Chair

Daniel P. O’Keefe ’78

Daniel P. O’Keefe ’78

General Counsel and Executive Vice President
Aon Benfield
B.A., University of St. Thomas
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2008
benfieldgroup.com

Vice Chair

Retired Justice Helen M. Meyer ’83

Of Counsel
Briggs and Morgan
B.A., University of Minnesota
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2010
briggs.com

Secretary

Open

Treasurer

Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks ’85

Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks ’85

Minnesota Court of Appeals
B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2011
mncourts.gov

Trustees

Lynn Anderson ’80

Lynn M. Anderson ’80

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Holiday Companies
B.A., St. Olaf College
M.S., Northwestern University
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2007
holidaystationstores.com

John Buck

John Buck

Chair
Medica Board of Directors
CEO
Whitefish Ventures
B.S., Mankato State University
M.S., Purdue University
Trustee since 2012

Christine Chalstrom ’91

Christine Chalstrom ’91

President and CEO
Shepherd Data Services
B.A., Mid-America Nazarene University
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2014
shepherddata.com

Karen Park Gallivan ‘83

Karen Park Gallivan ‘83

Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Graco
B.A., Carleton College
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2013
graco.com

Nicole James-Gilchrist ’03

Nicole James Gilchrist ’03

Senior Counsel, General Counsel’s Office
Thrivent Financial
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J.D.,William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2014
thrivent.com

Lisa A. Gray

Lisa A. Gray ’86

General Counsel
Cerberus Operations & Advisory Company
B.A., Hamline University, MN
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2010
cerberuscapital.com

Judge Sara Grewing ’03

Judge Sara Grewing ’03

Judge
Second Judicial District
Trustee since 2014
B.A., University of Minnesota
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
mncourts.gov

Mark Hallberg ’79

Mark Hallberg ’79

Partner
Hallberg & McClain
B.S.B, University of Minnesota
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2014
hallberglaw.com

James J. Hoolihan ’68

James J. Hoolihan ’79

Chairman and CEO
Industrial Lubricant
B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.B.A., University of Minnesota
J.D.,William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2011
industriallubricant.com

Christine Kucera Kalla ’94

Christine Kucera Kalla ’94

Senior Vice President, Group General Counsel
Travelers
B.S., University of Minnesota
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2013
travelers.com

Stephen R. Lewis, Jr.

Chairman
Columbia Funds
President Emeritus and Professor of Economics
Carleton College
B.A., Williams College
Ph.D., Stanford University
Trustee since 2007

Martin R. Lueck ’84

Martin R. Lueck ’84

Chair
Robins Kaplan
B.S., Winona State University
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2008
rkmc.com

Retired Chief Justice Eric J. Magnuson ’76

Partner
Robins Kaplan
B.A., University of Minnesota
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2010
rkmc.com

Ruth A. Mickelsen ’81

Ruth A. Mickelsen ’81

Senior Lecturer, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota
B.A., University of Minnesota
M.P.H., Harvard University School of Public Health
M.A., Bioethics and Health Policy, Loyola University
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2008
ahc.umn.edu/bioethics

Judge Denise Reilly

Judge Denise Reilly ’83

Minnesota Court of Appeals
B.A., College of Wooster
J.D. William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2012
mncourts.gov

Ellen Sampson ’84

Ellen Sampson ’84

Of Counsel
Stinson Leonard Street
B.A., Cornell University
M.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2011
stinsonleonard.com

Lenor A. Scheffler ’88

Lenor A. Scheffler ’88

Partner and Chair
Native American Law Section, Best & Flanagan
B.A., St. Olaf College
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2008
bestlaw.com

David M. Sparby ’80

David M. Sparby ’80

(Retired) Senior Vice President and Group President
Xcel Energy
B.A., College of St Scholastica
M.B.A., University of St. Thomas
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2011
xcelenergy.com

William F. Stute ’97

William F. Stute ’97

Member
Cozen O’Connor
B.A., Augsburg College
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2011
cozen.com

 

Judge Becky R. Thorson ‘95

Judge Becky R. Thorson ‘95

Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
B.A., Hamline University
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2013
mnd.uscourts.gov

Trustees Emeriti

Austin “John” Baillon ’54
Lawrence T. Bell ’79
Robert S. Burk ’65
Jeffrey P. Cairns ’81
Charlton H. Dietz ’57, LL.D. ’93
Willis M. Forman ’59
Samuel L. Hanson ’65
Paul W. Kraemer
Constance S. Otis
Kathleen Flynn Peterson ’81
Karlin S. Symons ’88
Thomas Tinkham
Jerrol M. Tostrud