Taking over July 1 as the University of Minnesota Alumni Association’s new volunteer national chair is Dr. Maureen Reed, who sought the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 6th District last year.
Reed eventually dropped out of the congressional race, leaving Democrat Tarryl Clark the chance to run against (and lose to) U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann. Reed also ran for Lt. Governor on the Independence Party ticket in 2008.
Reed has many non-political highlights on her resume:
She’s the executive director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, been a physician, administrator and health policy advocate in the Twin Cities for over two decades; served on the University of Minnesota Board of Regents from 1997-2005; and she now is an adjunct faculty member in the U’s School of Public Health and the School of Medicine.
The outgoing volunteer national chair is Ertugrul Tuzcu.