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NFL's Minnesota Vikings Call on Steve Sanger '68 for Advisory Board

June 25, 2007

Stephen Sanger Portrait.jpgJune 25, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Steve Sanger, chairman and CEO of General Mills and 1968 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed by the Minnesota Vikings to an advisory board "made up of local business and community leaders," reports the Twin Cities' Pioneer Press. Other members of the 25 member group include Northwest Airlines CEO Doug Steenland, former Vikings coach Bud Grant and retired defensive tackle Alan Page, now a Minnesota Supreme Court justice.

The board, which met for the first time this month, was formed "to help get some local feedback on matters of mutual interest," notes the newspaper. "It's a diverse cross-section of business and community leaders," says Lester Bagley, vice president of public affairs for the National Football League team. "They have agreed to serve as kind of a sounding board on a number of issues that affect the community and the organization."Minnesota Vikings Helmet.gif

Read more at the newspaper's Web site.

Sanger's company is among the nation's top 50 firms for diversity, according to a recent survey by DiversityInc magazine. Learn more about the report, which also lists Cummins Inc., led by chairman and CEO Tim Solso '69, among its fifty honorees, in this previous story.

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