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Allen Lenzmeier, 2011 Accounting Alumnus of the Year Award

October 13, 2011


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Allen Lenzmeier received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1965. His career began in public accounting and he later moved into leadership positions with several national companies. In 1984, he began a long career with Best Buy Co., Inc. During his more than 20 years with the company, Mr. Lenzmeier held several key positions, including president and chief operating officer. Mr. Lenzmeier is a past member of the Minnesota State University Foundation Board and College of Business Advisory Council. In 2000, Mr. Lenzmeier was honored with both the Distinguished Business Person Award from the College of Business and a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the University. Mr. Lenzmeier and his wife, Kathleen, live in Minneapolis, and are the parents of three grown children.

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