Offutt School of Business
Offutt School Presents: Breakfast Speaker Series
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Windows of Minnesota
710 Marquette Ave.
Richard Davis is chairman, president and chief executive officer of U.S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company with more than $352 billion in total assets and businesses across the U.S., Canada and Europe.
His outstanding leadership skills were recognized when he was named the “2010 Executive of the Year” by “Twin Cities Business Journal” and 2010 Banker of the Year by “American Banker.”
Davis’ enthusiasm for his industry is equally prevalent in his civic and philanthropic commitments. Davis serves on many boards, including the National American Red Cross, Minnesota Orchestra, Twin Cities YMCA, Minneapolis Art Institute and the University of San Diego.
Troy Butner '90 is a partner in Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Office with more than 20 years of experience. He has significant experience leading large complex, global financial services audit engagements. He currently serves as the group audit partner overseeing the global financial audit of UBS AG and is based out of Zurich, Switzerland.
Butner is actively involved in research and consultation with the firm’s professional practice group on matters including financial instruments, derivatives and hedging, securitization structures, allowance for credit losses, internal control matters and fair value.
Butner graduated magna cum laude from Concordia College in 1990. He was an Elijah Watts Sells award winner on the CPA examination. He is a member of the AICPA and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.
About the Offutt School of Business
The Offutt School of Business is an undergraduate business program grounded in the liberal arts and focused on four critical skills: global understanding, entrepreneurship, ethics and leadership. Built on a strong tradition that prepared leaders in the fields of healthcare management, accounting and economics, the Offutt School of Business offers majors in business, international business and accounting with concentrations in economics, finance, healthcare administration, marketing and organizational leadership.
The Offutt School of Business is named for Ronald Offutt '64, an alumnus who donated the lead gift for the business school. As founder and chairman of the R.D. Offutt Company, the cornerstone of his operation is a 12-state farming enterprise covering 190,000 acres. He is the largest producer of potatoes in the country. The company also operates food processing manufacturing plants and a dairy operation. Offutt’s RDO Equipment Co. owns the largest network of John Deere dealerships in the country and internationally has dealerships in Russia, Ukraine and Australia. His success story is grounded in hard work, character, integrity and perseverance.