Ruth Alkema Reister, American lawyer, finance company executive. Bar: Minnesota, Michigan 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976. Board directors United Way, American Red Cross, Jones Harrison Home, Minneapolis; board directors, chair Gustavus Adolfus College; chairman Jones-Harrison Foundation; Member Harvard Business School Club Minnesota, Minnesota Women's Economic Round Table (president 1980-1981).
Reister, Ruth Alkema was born on May 30, 1936 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Henry and Lena (Land) Alkema.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1958;
Juris Doctor, University of Michigan, 1964;
graduate Program in Business Administration, Harvard University, 1959;
postgraduate Program in Management Development, Harvard University, 1976.
Trust officer, Northwestern National Bank, Minneapolis, 1964-1970;
assistant counsel, assistant vice president, secretary, Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis, 1970-1981;
assistant secretary, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, 1977;
deputy under secretary, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1981-1983;
president First Bank Systems, Agricultural Credit Corporation, Minneapolis, 1983-1984;
president, Groveland Corporation, Minneapolis, since 1986;
director, Herman Miller, Inc., Zealand, Michigan, since 1984.
Board directors United Way, American Red Cross, Jones Harrison Home, Minneapolis. Board directors, chair Gustavus Adolfus College. Chairman Jones-Harrison Foundation.
Member Harvard Business School Club Minnesota, Minnesota Women's Economic Round Table (president 1980-1981).