William Mitchell College of Law’s Board of Trustees elected three new members, bringing the total number of trustees to 30. Each was elected to serve a three-year term, beginning July 1.
The new trustees, all alumni of Mitchell:
Karen Park Gallivan ‘83 is vice president, general counsel and secretary for Graco, a provider of pumps and spray equipment for fluid handling in the construction, manufacturing, processing, and maintenance industries. Before joining the company in 2003, Gallivan was vice president of Human Resources and Communications at Syngenta Seeds. She has also served as general counsel of Novartis Nutrition Corporation and as an attorney with the former law firm of Rider, Bennett, Egan and Arundel.
Christine Kucera Kalla ‘94 is senior vice president, group general counsel for Travelers, one of the country’s largest insurance companies. She is responsible for managing the legal employment law function and all internal and external investigations, in addition to some of the company’s major corporate litigation. Before joining Travelers, Kalla practiced at Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly, focusing on commercial litigation and employment law.
Becky R. Thorson ‘95, a partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, leads patent infringement, trade secret and other intellectual property and business litigation. She is also chair of the United States District Court’s Federal Practice Committee and editor-in-chief of the Federal Bar Association’s magazine.