Board of Trustees

Contact

Deb.Calvert @wmitchell.edu

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

John H. Hooley ’80

John H. Hooley ’80

General Partner
Kinsale Investments
B.S., St. John’s University
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2009

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

Richard “Dick” R. Crowl ’76

Richard “Dick” R. Crowl ’76

(Retired) Senior Vice President and General Counsel
ReliaStar Financial Corporation
B.A., University of Minnesota
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2006

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

T. Nicole James-Gilchrist ’03

T. Nicole James Gilchrist ’03

Vice President & Group Counsel
Ameriprise Financial
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J.D.,William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2014
ameriprise.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

Sara Grewing ’03

Sara Grewing ’03

City Attorney
City of St. Paul
Trustee since 2014
B.A., University of Minnesota
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
stpaul.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, Miller & Ciresi
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, Miller & Ciresi
B.A., University of Minnesota
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2010
rkmc.com

Joseph Micallef

Joseph S. Micallef ’62

CEO and President
Trust of Great Northern Iron Ore Properties
B.A., University of St. Thomas
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2009
gniop.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

Mansco Perry

Mansco Perry ’81

Executive Director
Minnesota State Board of Investment
B.A., Carleton College
M.B.A., University of Chicago
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2012
macalester.edu

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

Shareholder
Leonard, Street and Deinard
B.A., Cornell University
M.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2011
leonard.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

William Sieben ’77

William R. Sieben ’77

Shareholder
Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben
B.A., St. Cloud State University
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2006
schwebel.com

David M. Sparby ’80

David M. Sparby ’80

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

 

Becky R. Thorson ‘95

Becky R. Thorson ‘95

Partner
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi
B.A., Hamline University
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2013
rkmc.com

Eric Tostrud ’90

Eric C. Tostrud ’90

Partner
Lockridge Grindal Nauen
B.A., St. Olaf College
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2006
locklaw.com

Amy Xu

Amy Xu ’97

Chief Patent and Technology Counsel
Alibaba Group
B.S., Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and University of Minnesota
M.S., University of Minnesota
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
Trustee since 2012
alibabagroup.com

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