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C-LAB on the Cal-Fremling

5 pm on Tuesday, September 12, another beautiful day in Winona, MN. While most students were at the library or home studying, an elite class of business professionals met aboard the Cal Fremling to discuss the status of the city and Winona State University. The “College of Business Community Leadership Advisory Board” (abbreviated to C-LAB) members represent different businesses or entities here in Winona or beyond. C-LAB meets three to four times a year in order to provide advice and share their wisdom with the Dean and faculty of College of Business. Each member also engages with the College in a meaningful and impactful way via major projects. C-LAB has been a significant constituency in supporting and providing the College of Business with support and resources towards reaching its vision of a distinct college for “innovative engaged teaching and learning” as captured by its brand of “Create Your More.” The members of the C-LAB are as follows:

Diane Amundson (Chair of C-LAB): Founder and CEO of Diane Amundson and Associates
Rod Baker: Board member at Winona Health
Steven Blue: CEO, Miller Ingenuity
Ron Dempsey: Vice President of University Advancement, Winona State
Greg Evans: President/CEO, Merchants Bank
Mohamed Elhindi: Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, UW-Lacrosse & COB alumnus
Dan Hampton: College of Business Executive in Residence & Retired Financial Executive
Scott McCauley: IS Resource Manager, Federated Insurance
Pat Mutter: Executive Director, Visit Winona
Richard Pope: Executive Chair, Wincraft Incorporated
Jack Richter: President, Winona National Bank
Rachelle Schultz: President/CEO, Winona Health
Peter Shortridge: Senior Managing Director, Global River Inc
Natalie Sederius: Southeast Regional Business Development Manager, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Bob Strauss: Retired VP Business Development, Fastenal & COB alumnus
Brian Voerding: Founder, Engage Winona
Tom Wynn: Senior Advisor KITO Corporation, Peerless Industrial Group

The C-LAB’s next scheduled meeting is not until November 30th, but with it will come fresh ideas on how to further improve and support the College of Business. Until then, be on the lookout for new developments on campus and in Winona that encourage the development of College of Business students and the businesses that support the city.


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