Judith S. Corson

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

Carlson School of Management, September 24, 2009

Judith S. Corson, entrepreneur and volunteer, received a bachelor of arts in English (1965) and a bachelor of science in social work (1984) from the University of Minnesota. She co-founded and served as the executive leader of Custom Research Inc. (CRI) for 28 years. CRI provides marketing research, customer satisfaction measurement, and database marketing services for large firms worldwide. Because of her leadership, CRI was recognized with the Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award, the country's highest award for quality business. She has served on the University's Foundation for ten years and on the boards of several other organizations including the United Way, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, the World President's Organization, the Greater Minneapolis Girl Scout Council, and the Minnesota Orchestral Association. She has demonstrated her commitment to business education through her leadership of the Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship and funding of the Judith and Richard Corson MBA Fellowship. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors such as the WCCO Good Neighbor Award, the National Association of Women Business Owners Woman of Year Award and the Greater Twin Cities United Way Great Giving Award for Exceptional Planned Giving Leadership.

Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.