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A global perspective on business

Last week Augsburg Regent Dr. Marshall Stanton shared lessons from his career with Augsburg’s graduate students and staff. Stanton, currently vice president for clinical research and reimbursement with Medtronic, has worked for the company since 1998 and spent two years in Japan managing Medtronic’s CRDM unit. His presentation was the first in the 2009-10 Executive Speaker Series.

Stanton gave an overview of Medtronic’s products, business model, and corporate priorities. Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company, has 38,000 employees in 120 countries. Stanton said although Medtronic has people and offices around the world, it is “evolving” as a global company. “Just because you have employees in 120 countries doesn’t mean you’re a global company,” Stanton said. Continue reading “A global perspective on business”

New regents elected to board

The Augsburg College Board of Regents will gather Friday and Saturday for its fall meeting, welcoming five new members. These members were elected to four-year terms on the at the annual meeting of the Augsburg Corporation Governing Board in September.

EustisMark A. Eustis is president and CEO of Fairview Health Services. He has previously held administrative positions in health care in St. Louis and taught healthcare administration at Washington University.

Eustis has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota. He is active in national and local healthcare-related organizations and community non-profits.


GonzalezAlexander J. Gonzalez ’90 is a senior financial advisor at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and is a member of the Stonebridge Group, a values-based team with a non-commissioned structure. He has received several awards in the financial industry for his service and expertise.

Gonzalez graduated from Augsburg in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration–marketing/economics. He currently is president of the board at La Oportunidad. Continue reading “New regents elected to board”