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The Augsburg Department of Business Administration is sponsoring a presentation by Regent and Alumni Nicholas Gangestad (’86) on Monday, February 25 at 6 pm (in Hagfors 150). Nick is senior vice president and chief financial officer of 3M, an international innovation company with nearly 90,000 employees operating in 70 countries around the world. Gangestad began at 3M in 1987 as a systems analyst; a few years later he became a plant accountant, followed by financial analyst and financial manager. He has worked in a variety of 3M businesses and regions including the Asia Pacific, Canada, Latin America, and United States. In 2011, Gangestad was appointed corporate controller and chief accounting officer. In 2014, he was named senior vice president and CFO. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus on accounting from Augsburg, as well as an MBA from the University of Minnesota. Gangestad serves on the board of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. He was elected to the Augsburg Board of Regents in 2016, and is on the board of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts.
“I believe good leaders give their teams latitude in how they get the job done, encourage and reward curiosity and creativity, offer praise in public and deal with disappointments in private – and play to their people’s strengths.”
This free presentation will be in Hagfors Center 150. Nick will speak for about 30 minutes and then answer questions for 15 minutes. Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!