2014 Annual Meeting Speakers
Garrison Keillor, Thursday’s keynote speaker, is one of America’s most beloved radio hosts and acclaimed humorists. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and on July 6, 1974, he hosted the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul. Today, some 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations coast to coast and beyond tune in to the show each week. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys,Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, and Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny.
Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Friday’s keynote speaker, is former chairman and CEO of Carlson which includes such brands as Radisson Blu and Radisson Hotels, Country Inns an d Suites and Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Forbes named her one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” and U.S. News and World Report called her one of “America’s Best Leaders.” Marilyn teaches corporate responsibility to MBA students at the Carlson School of Management and is the author of the bestselling book How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership.
Dr. Anton Treuer, Awards Banquet Speaker, is Executive Director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University and author of thirteen books. He is editor of theOshkaabewisNative Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. His published works include Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, Ojibwe in Minnesota, and The Assassination of Hole in the Day which won the Award of Merit from AASLH in 2012.