Carlson School of Management

The Carlson School of Management's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The 1st Tuesday Speaker Series features top executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership.

Held on the first Tuesday of every month at the McNamara Alumni Center, the program attracts alumni and business leaders fromthroughout the corporate community, and has become an attractive spot for professionals in the metropolitan area to network.

  • SEP

    Jim Owens, President & CEO, H.B. Fuller
    Connecting the World's Great Ideas

    Jim OwensJames J. Owens was named president and CEO of H.B. Fuller Company in November 2010, where he is leading the company's transformation and profitable growth in its targeted markets. He joined H.B. Fuller on Sept. 2, 2008, as senior vice president of the Americas region, directing all aspects of the company's operations in its largest region.

    Prior to H.B. Fuller, Owens spent 22 years with National Adhesives, a division of ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries Limited), in a variety of management positions. These included corporate vice president and general manager of the North American adhesives business; division vice president and general manager, Europe; business director for the pressure sensitive and laminating adhesives business unit; marketing manager; and technical services manager. He also ran the North America adhesives business for Henkel after its acquisition of National Adhesives.

    Owens is a board member of Donaldson Company, Inc., and the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), the industry's premier trade association. He served from 2008 until 2010 as ASC chairman and from 2006 until 2008 as treasurer. He also serves on the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Board of Overseers and its Executive Education Advisory Board.

  • OCT

    October First Tuesday

    Featuring Freeman Hui Shen of Zhejiang Geely Group

  • NOV

    November First Tuesday

    Featuring Land O' Lakes President & CEO Chris Policinski

1st Tuesday Corporate Tables

We value the partnerships with companies in the Twin Cities-area and want to continue to bring the business community together on a monthly basis. To continue our partnership with the business community, we invite you to purchase corporate tables for upcoming 1st Tuesday events!

Benefits of a 1st Tuesday Corporate Table:

  • Priority seating upfront
  • Recognition of your company's table
  • 10 seats for $288

To register your company for one or more 1st Tuesday events please email Sarah Oehler, Associate Director, Alumni Relations, at

Register for 1st Tuesday

1st Tuesday is hosted at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Cost: $32 (includes lunch and program)

11:30 a.m.   Registration and Networking
11:50 a.m.   Lunch
1:00 p.m.   Program concludes




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