Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Mayo Clinic. It has overall responsibility for the charitable, clinical practice, scientific and educational mission and purposes of Mayo Clinic as set forth in its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.
As of May 10, 2013, the trustees are:
- Linda G. Alvarado
- Bradbury H. (Brad) Anderson
- James L. Barksdale
- Daniel J. Berry, M.D.
- Jeffrey W. Bolton
- Thomas J. (Tom) Brokaw
- Steven J. Buskirk, M.D.
- France A. Córdova, Ph.D.
- Wyatt W. Decker, M.D.
Vice President, Mayo Clinic
CEO, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
- Samuel A. Di Piazza Jr.
- Michael E. Dougherty
- Richard L. Ehman, M.D.
- William W. (Bill) George
- Roy A. Herberger Jr., Ph.D.
- Lois E. Krahn, M.D.
- Dawn S. Milliner, M.D.
- Patricia E. Mitchell
- Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chair
- Robert E. Nesse, M.D.
- John H. Noseworthy, M.D., President and CEO
- Kerry D. Olsen, M.D.
- Ronald L. Olson
- Aulana L. Peters
- Michael K. Powell
- Lee R. Raymond, Ph.D.
- Veronique Roger, M.D.
- William C. Rupp, M.D.,
Vice President, Mayo Clinic
CEO, Mayo Clinic in Florida
- Randolph C. Steer, M.D., Ph.D.
- Anne M. Tatlock
- Charles B. Tomm
- Shirley A. Weis, Vice President and CAO
- Mary J. (Mary Jo) Williamson
LINDA G. ALVARADO
Linda G. Alvarado joined the board in 2012.
Formed her own construction company in 1976 at a time when it was unprecedented for women and minorities to provide leadership in this field; it became one of the most successful construction firms in the country. Co-owner of the Colorado Rockies baseball franchise; Revlon Business Woman of the Year; one of 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America; Horatio Alger Award recipient; National Women's Hall of Fame inductee; White House Commission for Excellence in Hispanic Education; National Women's Economic Alliance Director's Choice Award recipient; Sara Lee Frontrunner Award recipient.
BRADBURY H. (BRAD) ANDERSON
Brad Anderson joined the board in 2009.
University of Denver; Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa.
Spent 36 years at Best Buy Company, retiring in 2009 as chief executive officer and vice chairman. Began his career with Best Buy in 1973 as a commissioned salesperson for Sound of Music, the precursor to Best Buy; led Best Buy's evolution from a product-centered company to a customer-centric one where customer needs dictate what and how products are sold; continues to serve on a variety of corporate boards: Carlson Companies, General Mills, LightHaus Logic and Waste Management; a charter member of the Job Creators Alliance — helping others find their callings within their vocation; active on a number of nonprofit boards: Minnesota Public Radio, Prager University, and the American Film Institute National Council.
JAMES L. BARKSDALE
James L. Barksdale joined the board in 2001.
University of Mississippi.
Various management positions: IBM; Cook Industries; executive vice president, COO, Federal Express; AT&T Wireless Services; president and CEO, Netscape Communications Corp., 1994-1999; founder and partner, The Barksdale Group, 1999-2002; Barksdale Management Corp., 2002-present.
DANIEL J. BERRY, M.D.
Daniel J. Berry, M.D. joined the board in 2013.
Dartmouth College; Harvard Medical School; orthopedic surgery residency, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program; fellowships in Bern, Switzerland; Paris; Mayo Clinic Rochester.
Appointed to the Staff of Mayo Clinic, 1991; specialty in complex and revision hip and knee surgery. Appointed chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 2005; named as L.Z. Gund Professor of Orthopedic Surgery. Numerous committee appointments in surgery, administration and facilities. Published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, 70-plus chapters and edited six books on hip and knee arthroplasty. Leadership in many national and international organizations related to orthopedic and hip surgery. Past president, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
JEFFREY W. BOLTON
Jeffrey W. Bolton joined the board in 2011.
Pennsylvania State University; University of Pittsburgh.
Contract administrator, City of Pittsburgh, 1979-1981; Planning/Financial Analysis, University of Pittsburgh, 1981-1984; Carnegie Mellon University, 1984-2002 — various positions including vice president for Business and Planning and CFO, 1998-2002; Mayo Clinic, chief financial officer and chair, Mayo Foundation Finance Department, Rochester, Minn., 2002-present.
THOMAS J. (TOM) BROKAW
Tom Brokaw joined the board in 2008.
University of South Dakota.
Extensive, award-winning national and global reporting with NBC News, 1966-present; host, "Today" show, 1976-1982; anchor, "NBC Nightly News," 1982-2004; continuing work with NBC as special projects producer and presenter and special correspondent, NBC News; author of many articles and acclaimed books, notably "The Greatest Generation" and "Boom!: Voices of the Sixties."
STEVEN J. BUSKIRK, M.D.
Steven J. Buskirk, M.D., joined the board in 2012.
University of Nebraska College of Medicine; internship and residency at Mayo Clinic.
Professor of radiation oncology and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Has practiced at Mayo locations in Minnesota and Florida. Numerous executive leadership positions related to governance and his specialty interests at Mayo Clinic in Florida; chair for the Radiation Oncology Section of the Florida Radiologic Society; fellow of the American College of Radiology; certified by American Board of Radiology; reviewing editor for scientific journals; listed in The Best Doctors in America.
FRANCE A. CÓRDOVA, Ph.D.
France A. Córdova, Ph.D., joined the board in 2008.
Stanford University; California Institute of Technology; Loyola-Marymount University; China Agricultural University.
Staff scientist, Earth and Space Science Division, 1979-1989, deputy group leader, Space Astronomy & Astrophysics Group, 1989, Los Alamos National Lab; professor of astronomy and astrophysics, 1989-1996, department head of Astronomy & Astrophysics, 1989-1993, Pennsylvania State University; chief scientist, NASA, 1993-1996; professor of physics and vice chancellor for research, University of California Santa Barbara, 1996-2002; distinguished professor of physics and astronomy and chancellor, University of California Riverside, 2002-2007; president, Purdue University, 2007-present; president and CEO, Purdue Research Foundation, 2007-present; serves on several national and statewide boards and committees.
WYATT W. DECKER, M.D., VICE PRESIDENT, Mayo Clinic and CEO, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Wyatt W. Decker, M.D., joined the board in 2011.
University of California; M.D., Mayo Medical School; Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education; Denver Health and Hospitals; MBA, Northwestern University.
Vice President of Mayo Clinic and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona, 2011-present. Professor of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic's College of Medicine. Led Mayo Clinic assessment team to plan relief efforts in Haiti following devastating earthquake. Mayo Clinic leadership activities include hospital operations, physician and staff personnel, and public affairs. Inaugural chair, Mayo Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine, 2000-2008. Past chair, Clinical Policies Committee of the American College of Emergency Medicine. Inaugural editor in chief, International Journal of Emergency Medicine. Nationally and internationally recognized speaker in the fields of emergency care, change management and leadership development.
SAMUEL A. DI PIAZZA JR.
Samuel A. Di Piazza Jr. joined the board in 2010.
University of Alabama; University of Houston.
Retired global CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited; 36-year career at PwC with multiple leadership positions, including chairman and senior partner and member, Global Leadership Team; recipient of Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the INROADS Leadership Award; internationally recognized author and commentator in fields such as corporate reporting, transparency, anti-corruption and sustainable development; active with many humanitarian initiatives, including Junior Achievement Worldwide, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, St. Patrick's Cathedral, National September 11 Memorial and Museum, and New York Ballet.
MICHAEL E. DOUGHERTY
Michael E. Dougherty joined the board in 2012.
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.
Founder and Chairman of Dougherty Financial Group LLC, a collection of seven financial service companies in 14 states managing assets in excess of $42 billion. Dougherty Financial Group was formed in 1977. Mr. Dougherty previously served on the board of directors of Countrywide Bank, N.A. and Carol Health Corporation. He currently serves as a director of the University of Minnesota Physicians. He is also a trustee of the University of St. Thomas.
RICHARD L. EHMAN, M.D.
Richard L. Ehman, M.D., joined the board in 2007.
University of Saskatchewan; University of Calgary; University of California, San Francisco.
Professor of radiology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, consultant in radiology and MRI research, Mayo Clinic, 1985-present; Mayo Clinic Rochester Executive Board, 2002-present, vice chair, 2006-present; Mayo Clinic Board of Governors, 2006-present.
WILLIAM W. (BILL) GEORGE
Bill George joined the board in 2012.
Georgia Tech; MBA, Harvard University (Baker Scholar).
Professor of management practice at Harvard Business School; author of four best-selling books ("Authentic Leadership," "True North," "Finding Your True North" and "7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis") and recently published "True North Groups" with co-author Doug Baker; former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic Inc.; earlier career included leadership positions with Honeywell, Litton Industries and Department of Defense; directorships and trusteeships include ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, World Economic Forum USA and Guthrie Theater; recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Business People of the Last 25 Years by PBS, Executive of the Year by the Academy of Management, and Director of the Year by the National Association of Corporate Directors; frequent appearances and writings in the national media; honorary Ph.D. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology, Bryant University and University of St. Thomas.
ROY A. HERBERGER JR., Ph.D.
Roy A. Herberger Jr., Ph.D., joined the board in 2006.
University of Texas, Austin; University of Colorado, Boulder.
Associate dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Business, 1973-1982, director of International Business Education and Research Program, 1976-1982, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; dean, Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1982-1989; president, Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, Ariz., 1989-2004.
LOIS E. KRAHN, M.D.
Lois E. Krahn, M.D., joined the board in 2013
Bryn Mawr College; Mayo Medical School; psychiatric residency, Georgetown University Medical Center; fellowship, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine; board certified in sleep medicine and adult psychiatry.
Staff of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, 1994-2003; co-director, Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center. Mayo Clinic in Arizona, 2003-present: consultant, Division of Psychiatry and Psychology and Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center; past chair, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology; medical director for education; interim vice dean for Mayo Medical School in Arizona; professor of psychiatry. Professional recognition includes Distinguished Educator Award, two-time Mayo Medical School Faculty Service Award; three-time Teacher of the Year; Mayo Clinic in Arizona Executive Board, 2008-present.
DAWN S. MILLINER, M.D.
Dawn S. Milliner, M.D., joined the board in 2009.
Temple University School of Medicine; residency in internal medicine and subspecialty training in nephrology, Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn.; Mayo Foundation scholar for advanced training in pediatric nephrology, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
Professor of medicine and professor of pediatrics, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic; chair, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, 1993-2002; medical director, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, 1995-1999; MacMillan scholar, 1999-2000; chair of Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic, 1999-2003; chair, Clinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic, 2005-present; member, Mayo Clinic Board of Governors, 2009-present; active in clinical practice, research and education related to pediatric stone disease, oxalate and primary hyperoxaluria.
PATRICIA E. MITCHELL
Patricia E. Mitchell joined the board in 2002.
University of Georgia.
Local broadcast television, 1972-1979; correspondent, substitute anchor, NBC's "Today" show, 1979-1982; founder, VU Productions, 1983; president, CNN Productions and Time Inc. Television, 1992-2000; president and CEO, Public Broadcasting Service, 2000-2006; president and CEO, The Paley Center for Media, 2006-present.
MARILYN CARLSON NELSON, CHAIR
Marilyn Carlson Nelson joined the board in 2005.
Currently chair of Carlson Companies Inc.; past owner and chair, Citizens State Bank of Waterville and Montgomery, Minn.; appeared on Forbes magazine's list as one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women;" in 2006, named "One of America's Best Leaders" by U.S. News & World Report; in 2007 named "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics" by Ethisphere Magazine and 2002 Minnesotan of the Year; author of "How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership;" member of the World Economic Forum's International Business Council; former chair of National Women's Business Council and current chair of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (both presidential appointments); serves on the boards of ExxonMobil, Harvard Kennedy School, the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, and is a presidential appointee to Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; chair, Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees.
ROBERT E. NESSE, M.D.
Robert E. Nesse, M.D., joined the board in 2004.
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.; Wayne State University, School of Human Medicine, Detroit, Mich.
Consultant in family medicine, Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., 1980-present; member, Board of Governors, 1996-2003; vice chair, 1999-2003; chair, Administrative Committee of the Board, 1999-2001; president and CEO, Franciscan Skemp Healthcare (Mayo Health System), La Crosse, Wis., 2004-2010; president and CEO, Mayo Clinic Health System, 2010-present.
JOHN H. NOSEWORTHY, M.D., PRESIDENT and CEO
John H. Noseworthy, M.D., joined the board in 2009.
Dalhousie University; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; University of Western Ontario; Harvard Medical School.
Professor of neurology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic; consultant, Department of Neurology, 1992-present; department chair, 1997-2006; editor-in-chief, Neurology, 2007-2009; vice chair, Mayo Clinic Rochester Executive Board, 2006-2009; medical director for development, 2006-2009; president and CEO, Mayo Clinic, 2009-present.
KERRY D. OLSEN, M.D.
Kerry D. Olsen, M.D., joined the board in 2007.
Northwestern University; Mayo Medical School; Mayo Graduate School of Medicine; University of Minnesota; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Professor of otolaryngology — head and neck surgery, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic; consultant, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, 1981-present; chair, Division of Head and Neck Surgery; Mayo Clinic Rochester Executive Board, 1998-2005; Mayo Clinic Board of Governors, 2006-present.
RONALD L. OLSON
Ronald L. Olson joined the board in 2004.
Drake University; University of Michigan; Oxford University (Ford Foundation Fellowship).
Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice, 1967; clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit, 1968; practiced law with the law firm now known as Munger, Tolles & Olson, specializing in commercial litigation and corporate counseling, including corporate governance from 1968-present.
AULANA L. PETERS
Aulana L. Peters joined the board in 2007.
College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, N.Y.; University of Southern California.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 1973-1984 and 1988 until retirement in 2000; commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 1984-1988; member, Public Oversight Board, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2000-2002; serves on the International Public Interest Oversight Board for Auditing and Professional Ethics and the United States Comptroller General's Accountability Advisory Panel.
MICHAEL K. POWELL
Michael K. Powell, joined the board in 2011.
College of William and Mary. J.D., Georgetown University.
President and CEO, National Cable & Telecommunications Association. Former member and chairman of Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 2001-2005, under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. At the FCC, he led the transformation from limited analog platforms to powerful digital applications with market-driven solutions to make broadband options available to all Americans regardless of geographic location; concomitant transformation of FCC regulations to meet 21st century needs. Former chief of staff of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division; former policy advisor to Secretary of Defense; military service as armored cavalry officer, United States Army. Service to non-profit boards includes Aspen Institute, America's Promise, Broadband for America and Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary.
LEE R. RAYMOND, Ph.D.
Lee R. Raymond, Ph.D., joined the board in 2006.
University of Wisconsin; University of Minnesota.
Joined Exxon Corporation in 1963 and held various management positions in domestic and foreign operations: director since 1984 and president since 1987; chair of the board and CEO from 1993 until its merger with Mobil Oil Corporation in 1999; chair of the board and CEO, ExxonMobil Corporation, 1999 until retirement in 2005.
VERONIQUE L. ROGER, M.D., M.P.H.
Veronique L. Roger, M.D., joined the board in 2011.
University of Paris; Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education (cardiology); Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris; University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease); consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., 1992-present; vice chair, Personnel Committee, 2006-2009; chair, Department of Health Sciences Research, 2007-present; professor of medicine, professor of epidemiology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.
WILLIAM C. RUPP, M.D., VICE PRESIDENT, Mayo Clinic and CEO, Mayo Clinic in Florida
William C. Rupp, M.D., joined the board in 2009.
Dartmouth College; University of Minnesota Medical School; residency, internal medicine, and fellowship, medical oncology, University of Cincinnati.
Became CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida in November 2008; came to Jacksonville from Luther Midelfort - Mayo Health System, where he had spent 20 years, 11 of them as president and CEO; also served five years as president and CEO of Immanuel St. Joseph's - Mayo Health System in Mankato, Minn.; current faculty member of the Institute for Health Care Improvement; has extensive experience in quality, change management, safety and team building; member, Mayo Clinic Board of Governors, 2009-present.
RANDOLPH C. STEER, M.D., Ph.D.
Randolph C. Steer, M.D., Ph.D. joined the board in 2011.
M.D., Mayo Medical School; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology.
Independent pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices consultant since 1989; internationally recognized leader in business development, medical marketing, and regulatory and clinical issues; executive positions and directorships include Marion Laboratories, Ciba Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Physicians World Communications Group, Advanced Therapeutics Communications International, R&D Systems, and Vital Therapies Inc.
ANNE M. TATLOCK
Anne M. Tatlock joined the board in 2002.
Vassar College; New York University.
Smith Barney & Company: first vice president, 1962-1994; Fiduciary Trust International: senior vice president, 1984-1985; executive vice president, director, 1985-1994; president, 1994-1999; CEO and president, 1999-2000; chair and CEO, 2000-2006; Franklin Resources (parent company, Fiduciary Trust): vice chair, director, 2001-2006.
CHARLES B. TOMM
Charlie Tomm joined the board in 2013.
Washington & Lee University (B.S. and J.D.); New York University (L.L.M. – master of laws in taxation); service in U.S. Navy Submarine Service and Navy Diver; admitted to the Bars of New York, North Carolina and Florida.
Vice President and General Counsel, Arkansas Best Corporation, 1979-1983; Deputy General Counsel, Schlumberger Limited, 1986-1986; investment banker, Cowen & Company / Robert Fleming, Inc. / Hambrecht & Quist, Inc., 1986-1990; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, P-I-E Nationwide Trucking, 1990-1994; President and CEO, Coggin / Courtesy AutoGroup, 1994-2008; President and CEO, The Brumos Corporation, 2009-present. Service leadership includes Trustee of Washington & Lee University; Chairman and Commissioner of Jacksonville (Fla.) Housing Authority; Director, The Bolles School; Director, Lighthouse Lacrosse Foundation.
SHIRLEY A. WEIS, VICE PRESIDENT and CAO
Shirley A. Weis joined the board in 2004.
Michigan State University, East Lansing; Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nurse, Midland (Mich.) Hospital Center, 1975-1977; emergency department coordinator, Ingham Medical Center, Lansing, Mich., 1977-1979; manager, Emergency and Outpatient Services, Lansing General Hospital, 1979-1984; Blue Care Network, Lansing, Mich.; medical administrator, 1985-1991; director of operations, 1992-1994; chief operating officer, 1995; Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Management Services Inc., executive director, 1995-1999; Department of Managed Care: vice chair, 1997-1999, chair, 1999-2000; Mayo Clinic in Arizona: chair, Division of Managed Care, 1999-2000; vice chair, Administration, 2001-2006; member and secretary, Arizona Executive Board, 2004-2006; member, Mayo Clinic Board of Governors, 2004-present; secretary, 2007-present; vice president and chief administrative officer, 2007-present.
Emeritus Public Trustees
- Lilyan H. Affinito
- Robert E. Allen
- H. Brewster Atwater Jr.
- Ambassador Howard H. Baker Jr.
- Barbara M. Barrett
- Barbara P. Bush
- Richard B. Cheney
- John H. Dasburg
- Senator Thomas A. Daschle
- A. Dano Davis
- Allan R. DeBoer
- George C. Dillion
- Frances D. Fergusson, Ph.D.
- Bert A. Getz
- Louis L. Gonda
- Hanna H. Gray, Ph.D.
- Robert A. Hanson
- W. Thomas Johnson Jr.
- Sister June Kaiser
- Richard L. Knowlton
- Philip R. Lee, M.D.
- Whitney MacMillan
- Joan D. Manley
- J. Willard Marriott Jr.
- Ambassador Donald F. McHenry
- Newton N. Minow
- Honorable Walter F. Mondale
- Luis G. Nogales
- Hugh B. Price
- Frederick W. Smith
- Edson W. Spencer
- Donald M. Stewart, D.P.A.
- Paul A. Volcker
- Rawleigh Warner Jr.
- Robert C. Winters
- Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.