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Board of Trustees

Meet our board of trustees. Our board has ultimate responsibility for the advancement of our mission. It approves our mission, convictions, strategic priorities, key policies, budgets and major initiatives, and it exercises ongoing fiduciary oversight to assure alignment between our mission and operations, to keep St. Thomas moving in the right direction.

  • Patrick G. Ryan '75, Board Chair

    Ryan Companies US, Inc.
  • Amy R. Goldman, Board Vice Chair

    CEO and Chair
    GHR Foundation
  • John N. Allen

    Chief Executive Officer
    Industrial Equities, LLP
  • Lisa S. Anderson '83

    Schoeneckers Foundation
  • Archie C. Black

    Chief Executive Officer
    SPS Commerce
  • Andrew J. Cecere '82

    Chairman, President & CEO
    U.S. Bancorp
  • Michael V. Ciresi '68

    Founding Partner
    Ciresi Conlin LLP
  • Reverend Dennis J. Dease '72

    President Emeritus
    University of St. Thomas
  • Michael E. Dougherty '66

    Dougherty Financial Group LLC
  • Andrew S. Duff

    Retired Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    Piper Sandler
  • Timothy P. Flynn '79

    Former Chairman (Retired)
    KPMG International
  • Carol Frey Wolfe '83

    Frey Foundation Board
  • Geoffrey C. Gage '97

    President & Owner
    Geoffrey Carlson Gage Branding and Communications
  • James P. Gearen '83

    Gearen Holdings Inc.
  • Katharine Anderson Groethe

    KG North American Import & Distribution
  • Sr. Mary M. Haddad '08

    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Catholic Health Association

  • Virginia Hubbard Morris '85

    Chair & Chief Executive Officer
    Hubbard Radio
  • David Juran '88

    President & CEO
    Colliers Mortgage Holdings
  • Paul L. Karon '85

    Former CEO & Chairman
    Benfield, Inc.
  • James P. Kolar '84

    Former PWC Board Member and Central Market Managing Partner
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Jodeen A. Kozlak '85

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Kozlak Capital Partners, LLC
  • Reverend Edward A. Malloy

    President Emeritus
    University of Notre Dame
  • Reverend John M. Malone '67

    Pastor Emeritus
    Church of the Assumption
  • John M. Morrison

    Central Financial Services, Inc.
  • Stephen P. Nachtsheim '67

    Former Director & Past Chairman
    Deluxe Corporation
  • Rory J. O'Neill '86

    CEO & Managing Partner
    Castlelake, L.P.


  • Nancy A. Peterson '85

    Display Sales
  • Debbra L. Schoneman '96

    Managing Director, President
    Piper Sandler
  • Philip E. Soran

    Former CEO
    Compellent Technologies

  • Rob Vischer

    University of St. Thomas
  • Brian D. Wenger

    Founder, CEO
    Radius Living
  • Penny A. Wheeler, MD

    Former CEO
    Allina Health
  • Ann L. Winblad '75

    Former Managing Director and Founding Partner
    Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
  • The Honorable Wilhelmina M. Wright

    U.S. District Judge
    District of Minnesota
  • Mark A. Zesbaugh '86

    Entrepreneurial 180