Board of Trustees


The Rev. Jon V. Anderson
New Ulm, MN (ex officio)
Bishop, Southwestern Minnesota Synod, ELCA, Redwood Falls

Scott P. Anderson ’89, M.B.A.
Eagan, MN
Chairman, President, and CEO, Patterson Companies, Inc., Mendota Heights

Tracy L. Bahl ’84, M.B.A.
Greenwich, CT
Executive Vice President, CVS | Caremark, Woonsocket, RI

Warren Beck ’67
Greenwood, MN
President, Gabbert & Beck, Inc., Edina

Rebecca M. Bergman
North Oaks, MN
Vice President, Research, Technology, and Therapy Delivery Systems Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, Medtronic, Inc., Mounds View

Mark E. Bernhardson ’71, M.A.
Bloomington, MN
City Manager, City of Bloomington

The Rev. Åke Bonnier
Skara, Sweden
Bishop of Skara

Daniel G. Currell ’94, J.D.
St. Paul, MN
Executive Director, Corporate Executive Board, Arlington, VA

Ardena Flippin ’68, M.D., M.B.A.
Chicago, IL
Physician, Retired

The Rev. Brian Fragodt ’81
Medina, MN
Senior Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Long Lake

James H. Gale ’83, J.D.
Washington, DC
Attorney at Law

Marcus M. Gustafson ’73, D.D.S.
Lakeland, MN
Former CEO and Founder, Metro Dentalcare

John O. Hallberg ’79, M.B.A.
Wayzata, MN
CEO, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Minneapolis

Jeffrey D. Heggedahl ’87, M.B.A.
Minneapolis, MN (ex officio)
CEO, Ecova, Spokane, WA, and President, Gustavus Alumni Association

Susie B. Heim ’83
Edina, MN
Former Co-owner, S and S Heim Construction

Alfred Henderson ’62, M.B.A.
Chanhassen, MN
Business Executive, Retired

George G. Hicks ’75, J.D. (chair)
Eden Prairie, MN
Managing Partner, Värde Partners, Inc., Minneapolis

The Rev. John D. Hogenson ’81
Stillwater, MN (ex officio)
Senior Pastor, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi

Linda Bailey Keefe ’69, M.B.A.
Atlanta, GA
Vice President, NAI Brannen Goddard

Talmadge E. King, Jr. ’70, M.D.
Oakland, CA
Chair, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Paul Koch ’87
Plymouth, MN
Senior Vice President/Investments, UBS Financial Services, Wayzata

The Rev. Daniel A. Kolander ’68
Marion, IA
Pastor, Retired, and Congregational Strategic Planning and Pastoral Transition Consultant

Jan Ledin Michaletz ’74
Edina, MN
Past President, Gustavus Alumni Association

Jack R. Ohle, Hon. D.D., Hon. D.Litt.
St. Peter, MN (ex officio)
President, Gustavus Adolphus College

The Rev. Wayne B. Peterson ’77
Plymouth, MN
Pastor, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church

The Rev. Dan S. Poffenberger ’82
Stillwater, MN
Senior Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church

Beth Sparboe Schnell ’82
Corcoran, MN
CEO, Sparboe Companies, Wayzata

Ronald C. White ’75
Las Vegas, NV (ex officio)
Chief Sales Officer, Growth Development Associates, Inc., and Past President, Gustavus Alumni Association

Heather T. Wigdahl ‘95
Menomonie, Wisconsin (ex officio)
Lead Pastor, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, and President, Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations

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