Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
Carlson School of Management and President's Office, October 14, 2008
Louis V. Nanne earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Minnesota in 1963. A native of Sault Saint Marie, Canada, he is known as the voice and face of hockey in Minnesota. He was named captain of the Gopher hockey team his senior year and led the league in scoring. Carrying the nickname of "Ice God," he went on to be the captain of the United States Olympic hockey team. In 1968, he joined the Minnesota North Stars and played for eleven extraordinary seasons. He then coached the team before accepting the positions of general manager, president, and vice president of marketing and public relations, before ending his hockey career in 1991. He worked as a broadcaster and sports commentator in Canada and in the United States. He has been a leader and an advocate for the good of the sport of hockey and in the larger community. He is active in the Boys and Girls Clubs, the United Way, March of Dimes, Variety Heart Hospital and Easter Seals, to name a few. He has also been active with the Minneapolis Community College Board of Directors and an emeritus board member for the Carlson Funds Enterprise and an Executive Mentor to students at the Carlson School. The Louis V. Nanne Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics was established in 2000. Currently, he is a senior managing director and national sales manager at Voyageur Asset Management in Minneapolis.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.