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.

  • AUG

    Dave Murphy, President & CEO, Red Wing Shoe Company Inc.
    Leadership Lessons I Learned from a Cow

    Dave MurpheyDavid Murphy is President & CEO of Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. The company markets Red Wing, Vasque and Irish Setter footwear brands in the U.S. and internationally. The privately-held company is based in Red Wing, Minnesota and also owns S.B. Foot Tanning Company and the St. James Hotel.

    Prior to joining Red Wing Shoe Company in 2001, Murphy spent 23 years in increasingly responsible positions at Minneapolis-based General Mills, a $12 billion global manufacturer and marketer of consumer foods. During his tenure at General Mills, Murphy served as Sr. Vice President - International Foods; President - General Mills Canada; President - Big "G" Cereals; and President - Betty Crocker Products.

    A native of Minneapolis, Murphy's education includes a bachelor's degree in Economics with cum laude honors from Dartmouth College, and an MBA degree with emphasis in Marketing from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

  • SEP

    September First Tuesday

    Featuring H.B. Fuller President & CEO Jim Owens

  • OCT

    October First Tuesday

    Featuring Freeman Hui Shen of Zhejiang Geely Group

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 Katie Beaudet, Event & Program Manager, 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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