Hear From The 2013 “Outstanding Directors” (Video)

View the acceptance speeches of five members of local business boards who won 2013 Outstanding Directors Awards.

This year’s Outstanding Directors Awards ceremony, held last month at the Minneapolis Club, honored five leaders for their exceptional board service and their influence on Minnesota’s business scene.
Twin Cities Business worked with a panel of judges to determine this year’s winners: Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Richard Davis, Willard Oberton, Trudy Rautio, and Jeannine Rivet. View their acceptance speeches—which include poignant insight, advice, and humor from some of the state's most seasoned business leaders—below. (And click here to read more about each winner.)

Marilyn Carlson Nelson–Chairwoman, Carlson
Honored for Lifetime Achievement

Richard Davis–Chairman, CEO, and President of U.S. Bancorp
Honored for Board Service to Xcel Energy, Inc.

Willard Oberton–CEO of Fastenal Company
Honored for Board Service to Donaldson Company

Trudy Rautio–CEO and President of Carlson
Honored for Board Service to Securian Financial Group

Jeannine Rivet–Executive Vice President of UnitedHealth Group
Honored for Board Service to Schwan Food Company


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