Phil Esten, the new CEO of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, will speak at the Carlson School of Management's "1st Tuesday Speaker Series" on Tuesday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center. Esten's speech will be titled, "Football Returns to Campus: How TCF Bank Stadium is Engaging Our Community."
In March, Esten became just the seventh CEO in the association's 106-year history when he succeeded Margaret Sughrue Carlson, who retired after 25 years of service. Prior to joining the Alumni Association, Esten served as associate athletics director at the University, where he managed the overall strategic plan for intercollegiate athletics, which includes 25 sports and 225 employees.
Esten was the department's point person for the University's new on-campus football stadium, TCF Bank Stadium, serving as the intercollegiate athletics liaison for all design, construction, operations and management of the $288.5 million project. Esten also was instrumental in stadium fundraising, an effort that included more than $45 million in funds for academic programming for the University.
Tickets to the event, which includes lunch, are $28 if registered prior to September 2. The fee for walk-ins is $35, but space is limited. Click here to register.
About the Carlson School of Management's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series
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 series features top-notch executives as keynote speakers addressing hot topics in business and leadership. The event attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community and is a popular networking venue.