Date
September 29, 2022
Time
5:30-7:30 p.m. CT
Event Type
In-person
Location
Bauhaus Brew Labs,
1315 Tyler Street NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413, United States
This Is a Past Event

Calling all Minneapolis-based Harvard alumni!

On Thursday, September 29, alumni in cities around the world will come together to welcome members of the Class of 2022 to their new cities! Harvard alumni who graduated between 2012 and 2022, from the College or any of the graduate schools, are invited to participate.

If you live in Minneapolis or have plans to move there, the Harvard Club of Minnesota welcomes you to register here for their Welcome to Your City event. The club will provide appetizers and one free drink per person. The evening promises a welcome to Minneapolis while meeting and connecting with alumni in the area. Attendees will also learn about the many Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups available to you and more.

Whether you are new to Minneapolis or have called it home for years, the Harvard community is your community—so we hope you will join us on September 29! Register with your LinkedIn profile or other social media accounts to see who's coming and connect with others before, during, and after the event.

Shared Interest Group Contact:
Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women
Lilia Bacu
Contact

Harvard Club of Minnesota
Katharine Woodman-Maynard AB '08
kwoodmanmaynard@gmail.com

Attendance Policy
Registration required

Who's Coming (27 + guests)

Katie Arneson
’20
Harvard Business School
General ManagerAskov Finlayson
Daniel Ashwood
’10
Harvard College
Producer/Animator/DesignerPolitico
Lilia Bacu
’21
Harvard Medical School
Jake Ban
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Alex Bangs
’88
Harvard College
Moved to MN in late 2020 from SF Bay Area. Working at the intersection of tech and healthcare/life sciences. Love hiking and biking here. Looking forward to meeting others.
Stephanie Brown
’13
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Executive DirectorUrban Land Institute Minnesota
Daniel Carlson
’16
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Paula Cole
’13
Harvard University Extension School
Executive DirectorEducators for Excellence-MN
Dominique Conseil
’20
Harvard Business School
CEOSustainable Results Consulting L.L.C.
Serving in CEO capacities for 27 years, I bring a multicultural leadership experience acquired in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia/Pacific. My expertise in consumer products and retail covers multiple categories and almost all distribution channels across the globe, brick and digital. Aligning innovative growth strategies with the brand’s truth, I have also learnt how to integrate sustainability and business strategies and improve the company's ESG profile while maximizing profitability, bridging the interests of shareholders with the ones of other key stakeholders. Strategic advisor to Laboratoire Cosbionat (France), I bring my first hand experience scaling companies or diverse sizes to help transform herbal medicine company Dr Valnet to a consumer brand of essential oil preparations. Creating a sustainable differentiation requires sharpening the consumer-facing brand and its communication across the digital ecosystem. Preparing a change of scale requires organizational, process, and cultural development, as well as total quality systems, supply chain and distribution redeployment. As a strategy consultant, I assisted private equity group KKR with due-diligence, and University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment with strategic plan and theory of change to facilitate resource allocation, project selection, and organizational alignment. First director with a corporate background appointed to the Ceres board I served on the corporate, DEI, and audit committees until 2022. Global President of Aveda Corporation (Estée Lauder Companies Inc.), I led increases of 700% in revenues and 1300% in EBIT by pivoting the company toward international growth, retail and online deployment through radical transformations in product technologies, distribution channels, supply chain, and digital communication and marketing. We created a global service and product innovation capability out of Japan, developing innovations which disrupted the market and redefined the brand’s product portfolio. I learnt to integrate socio-environmental responsibility with business strategy, organizational processes, and culture, making Aveda a leader in naturally derived technologies, responsible packaging, and carbon neutral in scopes 1 and 2. Prior to Aveda, I worked internationally with both L’Oréal and Procter&Gamble where I integrated the western business needs with the local cultures. I turned around Cosmelor K.K. in Japan and grew sales revenues by 250%. In Thailand, I led L'Oréal's start-up Siampar Ltd. to profitability in its first year of operation.
Cosette Creamer
’16
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Alex Duval
’03
Harvard Graduate School of Design
PresidentDuval Companies
https://www.alexduval.org https://www.duvalcompanies.com
Tamiko Foster
’17
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Corporate Medical Director Centene Corporation
Physician, healthcare executive, health policy, health equity, public health. Harvard Medical School Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy. Community wellness advocacy. Owner of health and wellness businesses 2 E.D.I.F.Y., LLC and VIP Wellness Tea.
Drew Madson
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Co-Founder & CEO Readlee
I live in Linden Hills with my partner Lizzie, (EdLD 21) and our baby Jolene. I founded an EdTech literacy company when in grad school called (www.readlee.com). Just moved to town!
Erica Mitchell
’06
Harvard College
Hennepin Healthcare
Jade Moon
’17
Harvard College
Ngoc Tram Nguyen
’22
Harvard College
Sarah Peck
’20
Harvard Business School
Alexander Rafferty
’22
Harvard Law School
Harsh Sahni
’22
Harvard Kennedy School
Erin Savoie
’22
Harvard Law School
Michael Soto
’05
Harvard College
Data Analytics ConsultantS&P Global
I'm finishing a PhD in Sociology, and transitioning into data analytics. Looking forward to meeting local alums!
Lore Stevens
’22
Harvard Divinity School
Intern MinisterFirst Universalist of Minneapolis
I am a Unitarian Universalist minister-in-training as well as an atheist! I'll only be in Minneapolis for one year, to finish my training. I love illustrated journaling and my black cat Tezzy. I'm coming to the event to meet some people outside of my work.
Alexander Turner
’20
Harvard University Extension School
ALM, Management
Katharine Urbati
’10
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Jenkins Vangehn
’22
Harvard Kennedy School
I recently moved to Minneapolis with my family. We emigrated to Minneapolis from Liberia where I worked at the US Embassy for 19 1/2 years as Political Specialist.
Katharine Woodman-Maynard
’08
Harvard College
Cartoonist and designerKatharine Woodman-Maynard LLC
Graham Wyatt
’14
Harvard College