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finance company executive

Donald Erick Benson, American finance company executive. Certified Public Accountant, Minn. Chairman Bethel University Foundation, St. Paul; past chairman Park Nicollet Medical Services, Minneapolis; past president Boys and Girls Clubs; Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Minnesota Certified Public Accountant Society, Minneapolis Club, Interlachen Country Club.

Background

Benson, Donald Erick was born on June 1, 1930 in Minneapolis. Son of Fritz and Annie (Nordstrom) Benson.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, University of Minnesota, 1955.

Career

From staff to partnership, Arthur Andersen & Company, Minneapolis, 1955-1968;president, MEI Corporation, Minneapolis, 1968-1986;president, MEI Diversified Inc., Minneapolis, 1986-1994;executive vice president, Marquette Bancshares, Inc., Minneapolis, since 1992;also board directors. Board directors Mesaba Holdings, Inc., Minnesota Twins Baseball Club, Massachusetts Mutual Corporation Investors, Massachusetts Mutual Participation Investors, Delta BeverageGroup, Inc., National Merc. bank corporation. Chairman Health Systems Minnesota.

Director Swedish Council American and its Royal Round Table.

Achievements

  • Certified Public Accountant, Minnesota.

Membership

Chairman Bethel University Foundation, St. Paul. Past chairman Park Nicollet Medical Services, Minneapolis. Past president Boys and Girls Clubs.

Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Minnesota Certified Public Accountant Society, Minneapolis Club, Interlachen Country Club.

Connections

Children: Linda K., Nancy A., Stephen D. Married Roberta Mann, 1992.

father:
Fritz Benson

mother:
Annie (Nordstrom) Benson

spouse:
Roberta Mann

child:
Linda K. Benson

child:
Nancy A. Benson

child:
Stephen D. Benson