Director, Ahmann Family Foundation
Joan is a 1976 graduate of the University of Minnesota and worked as a diet technician and subsequently in the insurance business until retiring in 2014. She volunteered for 12 years at a homeless shelter in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a food shelf in Plymouth, Minnesota. Currently, she directs funds to multiple groups servicing women, children, and under-resourced populations in Minnesota. Joan feels passionate about the work LSBE’s DEI program is doing to create a more inclusive educational experience.
Retired CEO, RJ Ahmann Company
A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Rick worked for two international corporations and subsequently entered the insurance business in 1979. RJ Ahmann Company was a regional insurance broker licensed in all 50 states as well as doing business internationally. He is retired and has three wonderful daughters and five grandchildren. His work life made him aware of the lack of diversity and equality in business. Having the opportunity to be partnered with one of only two minority-owned independent insurance agencies in Minnesota he became more aware of their unique obstacles. He is passionate about supporting LSBE’s DEI program and excited for our future business leaders to have a more diverse educational experience, one more in tune with the global community.
Chief Technology Officer
Retired Chief Technology Officer Christopher Crowhurst had been responsible for driving innovation and efficiency through technology. With 35 years of leading global technology organizations across many industries including medical device, defense, eLearning, legal, media, logistics, and language services, Crowhurst has a proven track record of patented invention and transformation. Crowhurst is driven to ensure equity and inclusivity in the workplace and at school, as demonstrated through his leadership of the Action for Equity Collective, which is focused on policy change and increasing funding for minority students in Minnesota. An engineering graduate of Bristol University, UK, Crowhurst is connected to LBSE through his stepdaughter who recently graduated. Crowhurst and his wife, Jacquelyn, have funded a scholarship at LBSE helping minority women in technology.
Kevin J. McGuigan
Vice President and Managing Director, South East Asia Country Leader, Singapore, 3M
Kevin McGuigan was appointed to vice president and managing director of Southeast Asia and country leader of Singapore at 3M in 2019. He started out in 3M as a sales representative in the Personal Safety Division in 2003, and over the past 19 years, he has assumed roles with increased business leadership responsibilities. McGuigan was previously on the board of directors at the Women’s Advocates in St. Paul, which was the first women and children’s shelter in the United States. In August 2021, he was asked to become a Diversity Advisory Board Member for UMD’s Labovitz School and a board member at POWERS and [email protected] in Singapore (promoting Women in STEM). McGuigan is passionate about ensuring diversity and inclusion within 3M. In December 2021, he was awarded Executive of the Year by the Singapore Business Management Review. McGuigan holds an M.B.A from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Business Administration from LSBE.
Leadership Development Rotational Program (LDRP)–Merchandise and Product Assortment Participant, Target Corporation
Andy Rice joined Target’s inaugural Leadership Development Rotational Program in 2020. The two-year career accelerator program is built to increase business empathy and meaningful leadership skills through challenging cross-functional experiences, which Rice gained earlier in his career, with the goal to build future enterprise leaders. After completing his BBA in Organizational Management at UMD’s Labovitz School, Rice began his career at Target full-time in 2014 as a business analyst in the Baby Care Division. He has had additional roles in Baby and Frozen Foods Divisions that have had growing scope over Rice’s career across planning and buying. Rice believes that a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational and professional experience has the ability to create lasting change in society. In support of that belief, Rice funds a scholarship in his parents' names in support of future BIPOC leaders.