Advisory Board

TLI's advisory board is comprised of prominent business and government leaders, as well as University of Minnesota alumni committed to strengthening Minnesota's technological leadership position through education, research and consulting. Advisory board members review curricula, suggest new programming opportunities, and support TLI’s public engagement activities.

Portrait of Emily Benner
Boston Scientific
Portrait of Pat Dillon
Minnesota Technology Association, Chair of Advisory Board
Portrait of David Espindola
Intercepting Horizons, LLC
Portrait of Chuck Extrand
Filler photo for advisory board member.
Midwest Reliability Organization
Portrait of Barb Fugate
United Bankers' Bank
Portrait of Paul Mattson
Luther College
Filler photo for advisory board member.
Ken Merdan
Boston Scientific
Filler photo for advisory board member.
Richard O’Brien
Portrait of Ronald Peterson
PTB Books
Portrait of Matthew Vatter
Minnesota Department of Commerce
Portrait of Murad Velani
Michael Wright
Intercepting Horizons, LLC (Emeritus Board Chair)