Posted Online: Nov. 16, 2012, 8:24 pm
Augie has 4 new board members
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Augustana College has seated four new trustees on its board.
The four — Brenda Barnes, Don Berg, Dr. Nils Hasselmo and Bob Karlblom — all graduated from Augustana and all will serve a four-year term that ends in 2016.
Ms. Barnes, of Naperville, has been on the board before, and served as chairman. A 1975 graduate of Augustana, she was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1997.
As board chairman, she helped create the "Authentically Augustana" strategic plan that has served as the school's road map for 10 years, according to a news release from the school.
Ms. Barnes' prior experience includes time as president, COO and CEO at Sara Lee Corp, and as CEO of Pepsi-Cola North America. In the 1990s she was on Fortune magazine's list of most powerful women.
Mr. Berg, of Prospect, Ky., is executive vice president and CFO of Brown-Forman, which makes a variety of products, including Jack Daniels, Chambord, Korbel and Southern Comfort. He graduated from Augustana in 1977 and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He also has experience as a CPA.
Dr. Hasselmo, of Tucson, Ariz., has a doctorate in linguistics from Harvard. He graduated from Augustana in 1957 and later taught at the school. He also has administrative experience at the University of Minnesota — including as president — and the University of Arizona. He also has been leader of the American Association of Universities.
He also has an honorary doctorate from Augustana, and Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf awarded him the Order of the North Star. He was named Swedish-American of the Year in 1991.
Mr. Karlblom, of Lake Forest, graduated from Augustana in 1965. He was leader of Lehman Brothers' Chicago office for more than a decade and was its managing director before retiring in 2001.
He was a member of the U.S. Olympic Exhibition Baseball team in the 1964 Tokyo Games, and has an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has an extensive history as a volunteer, including at the McCormick Theological Seminary, Metropolitan (Chicago) Family Services, Lake Forest High School Board of Education and Lake Forest Hospital.