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Sheldon Named UMAA Chair

Ann Sheldon (B.M.E., ’88) has been named the 86th chair of the Alumni Association Board of Directors .

Ann Sheldon has been named chair of the Alumni Association for the coming year. She is the vice president of product security at Medtronic, where she and her team are responsible for product security requirements, staying apprised of the evolving security landscape and working with industry peers through advocacy groups.

Sheldon is passionate about career development and facilitates Lean In Circles through the Medtronic Women’s Network. She also coaches and mentors emerging leaders and sponsors employee development programs, and serves as an executive advisor to the Medtronic PRIDE network. 

Sheldon is also a certified professional co-active Coach (CPCC), a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and an associate certified coach (ACC).  She has served on the board of directors of her local church, Achieve Services, and Emma Norton Services. She and her husband, Tom, have been married 32 years and have two adult children.

“It’s an honor to serve,” Sheldon says. “This Alumni Association was founded by alumni for alumni and for the last 118 years has been a mission-driven, self-governed association that works to ensure this University—the place alumni call home—benefits the people of Minnesota, the nation, and the world.”

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