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Medical Industry Leadership Institute Affiliates

Medical Industry Leadership Institute Affiliates


About Our Organization

The Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) Affiliates mission is to connect and empower individuals who have a passion to develop and expand the medical industry for the better of others and their communities. MILI Affiliates is the umbrella for both Carlson School of Management MBA alumni with a MILI Specialization and individuals working in or actively engaged in the medical industry. Together they share a common interest of engaging with each other, the medical industry, and their community. MILI affiliate members gain access to events, networking socials, initiatives, and development opportunities.

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News And Events


MBA Students Shine at BAHM Competition

The American public spent the past few months pondering the future of healthcare in the country. So did Carlson School students Heidi Dickson, ’17 MBA, and Alex Feng, ’18 MD-MBA—only they have a…


Steve Parente Nomination
President Donald Trump intends to nominate a health care economist at the University of Minnesota to a leadership position within the massive U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…



Keeping an energized and engaged group of individuals requires opportunities for them to routinely connect and meet new people to discuss and collaborate over ideas and experiences. MILI Affiliates therefore gain access to events throughout the year to build those networks, relationships, and opportunities for professional growth.


Medical Industry Exposure

While MILI Affiliate members have a vast medical industry experience, exposing them to new ideas and emerging industry trends will expand their awareness and knowledge in this fast-paced and evolving industry. MILI Affiliates therefore gain access to tours, talks, influential individuals throughout annual events.


Community Initiatives

MILI Affiliates have an abundant amount of training and experience in the medical industry which they could use outside their professional settings to make an impact in communities for those in need.



Whether new to the medical industry or seasoned, mentoring amongst those interested in supporting the growth of others and themselves will drive a better community. The MILI Affiliate will uphold the structure to mentoring from the affiliate to those interested. Interested in becoming a mentor or mentee? Our bulk matching process starts in the fall but we would be happy to try and find you a profile match during the year.


Carlson Partnership

The Carlson School of Management is an important partner for informing the MILI Affiliates’ direction, mission, and long term plan. Collaboration amongst the two will bring great success for both and the global medical industry.


MILI Affiliate Board

Dane Stimart President

Global Product Manager

– Medtronic

Stephan Dunning Industry Co-Chair

Senior Program Director

– OptumLabs

Adrine Chung

Industry Co-Chair

Director of Operations, Cancer Center – Mayo Clinics

Mitch Mudra Community Co-Chair

Chief Operating Officer

– Optum Center for Palliative and Supportive Care

Heidi Dickson Community Co-Chair

Director, Diversified Business, Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota

Kristina Hansen MarComm Chair

Partner, Footeprint Marketing

& Advertising

Michael Webber Carlson Relations & Mentoring Co-chair
Sr. Business Consultant, Accountable Care Organization Analytics, Fairview

Arjun Kataria Carlson Relations & Mentoring Co-chair
Corporate Development Intern, Minnetronix

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