Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
Carlson School of Management, March 23, 2006
Donald M. Anderson received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota in 1950, and a master's of business administration from Harvard University in 1952. He is a third generation banker who has blended business and relationships, making him a leader in the banking community. He joined Northwestern National Bank in Madison, Minnesota in 1958 where he worked for more than a decade. Later, he moved to California where he became president, director and eventually, chairman of Santa Barbara Bank and Trust. Under his leadership the bank gained 30 percent of the market and recognized as the best bank in the region. He is dedicated to his community. In 1991 he received the Man of the Year Award from the Santa Barbara Foundation. This award recognizes those who make a positive impact on the greater Santa Barbara area by volunteering their time and talent. He has served as president of the Santa Barbara United Way, YMCA, Industry Education Council, and Boy Scouts of America Council, and a member of the 2003 board of directors of the Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara. He has also taught as an adjunct faculty member for 10 years at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Through his numerous charitable contributions, he has added to the improved quality of life for people in communities from Minnesota to California.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.