Linda J. Hall, PhD

Linda Hall headshot Independent Board Director
University of Minnesota Carlson School, Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Dr. Hall serves on the boards of 4 companies including DentaQuest, IRET (NYSE), Children’s Minnesota Hospitals & Clinics and Martell Diagnostic Laboratories. However she is best known for having launched retail health care as the CEO of MinuteClinic (preceding its $214 million sale in 2006 to CVS/Pharmacy). MinuteClinic was named by Forbes magazine as one of the top 10 disruptive companies of the decade, along with Google, BlackBerry, wii and iPod. MinuteClinic remains the market leader today. She has more than 25 years of experience in leadership for several public companies including Honeywell and UnitedHealth Group. She also served on the 9th District Federal Reserve Bank Board from 1999-2005 (6 year maximum term limit), including as board chair 2004-2005. Prior to her business career, she was a special education teacher/school social worker for 11 years and published more than 20 articles in professional journals on program design and outcome measurement. Her extensive honors include 2019 Minnesota Cup Mentor of the Year, 2016 Schulze Award for Outstanding Commentary Publication, Distinguished Alumni by U of M in 2011, 2010 “Outstanding Director” award by Twin Cities Business and the “Director of the Year” award from Twin Cities Women in the Boardroom. The Minnesota Business Journal named her one of the 50 “Hardest Working Board Members” in 2003, 2005 and 2006 – when she also earned KPMG’s “Instrument of Change” award. Dr. Hall’s education includes a bachelor of science and Phi Beta Kappa, as well as a master of arts from the University of Michigan, as well as both a master of social work and PhD from the University of Minnesota.