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Arthur V. Hill, President and CEO

Thirty years of international teaching, consulting, research and leadership experience.

Professor Arthur V. Hill is the John and Nancy Lindahl Professor Emeritus in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.  He is passionate about helping people and organizations improve. The Managing Me workshop is the product of that passion and over 30 years of teaching, consulting, research, and academic leadership.  He is an award-winning teacher in the Carlson School and has served on the faculty at universities on four continents. He has consulted for over 100 organizations, including 3M, Best Buy, General Mills, Honeywell, Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, Nestlé, Target, and Wells Fargo.  He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the world’s leading research journal on productivity and quality and as the Associate Dean for MBA Programs in the Carlson School. He currently serves on the boards of two prominent not-for-profit organizations.

Photo of Arthur V. Hill provided by the University of Minnesota. Used with permission [2020].

Learn more about Prof. Arthur V. Hill at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management web page.

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Warwick Alcock, Chief Operating Officer

20+ years' experience in education, retail, finance and non-profit sectors.

Warwick Alcock has worked in South Africa, the USA and Europe -- mainly in the education, finance, retail and non-profit sectors. Examples of organizations he has served include USBank, BlueCross BlueShield, William Mitchell College of Law, University of Northwestern-St.Paul, Digi-Key, and many others. He has helped organizations improve in various areas, from governance and strategy to project management, process improvement and performance measurement. An area of particular interest is improving teamwork and organizational culture. Warwick has presented at conferences in Johannesburg, Phoenix and Minneapolis on topics related to business architecture and performance management. Warwick loves the Managing Me concept because it equips people with an innovative, holistically integrated approach to effectiveness that can enable breakthrough improvement.

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Alan Harrah, Senior Vice President

25+ years of global industry leadership, consulting, and business development experiences.

Alan Harrah is an accomplished operational executive with a proven track record of developing global sourcing and supply chain strategies that optimize processes, increase revenue and profitability, and deliver on customer requirements.  Alan is passionate about helping people and organizations improve.  Alan has built and led large global teams in multiple Fortune 500 companies across industrial, automotive, bio life sciences, technology, and consumer products industries.  He is a well-rounded executive who has diverse functional expertise in strategic sourcing, supply chain, operations, sales and marketing, engineering, and quality, which allow him and his teams to successfully engage key stakeholders and build true business partnerships to drive enterprise value.  During his recent 10 years of sourcing leadership roles at Pentair in the Twin Cities, he was responsible for building and directing a 300+ person global supply team that managed $3B+ in annual spend.  Alan earned his MS in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, his MBA from Oakland University, and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now Kettering University).  In 2019, after being selected by the KION Group Board of Directors, Alan completed an executive leadership development program with the INSEAD Business School in France and Singapore.  Alan also recently earned his Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.  He currently serves on the board for two non-profit organizations.

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Jim Sandberg, Vice President of Sales

25+ years of experience in sales, customer relationship management and business development.

Jim has extensive in sales, customer relationship management, team building and account management.  He has served in industries as diverse as insurance, magnetic media and employee benefits, with companies such as General Electric, Purchasing Power Corporation and Colonial Life. He has also served extensively in the non-profit sector. 

 

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Anna Avery

Ten years of freelance art direction, visual styling and website interface & graphic design experience.

Anna Avery strives to integrate her passion and ingenuity to create winning solutions and present something new to any creative project or consumer-centric need. She has worked on various freelance design projects with small, local businesses to corporate Fortune 500 companies such as Target, 3M, Best Buy, Medtronic, and United Heath. Anna owns and operates under Avery Made Creative.