2001 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
A lifetime of remarkable contributions as a corporate director and civic leader mark the career of Luella G. Goldberg. She has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the advancement of women. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wellesley College, Mrs. Goldberg has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of seven corporations, including two Fortune 500 companies. She became the first and only American elected to the board of the Amsterdam-based ING Group, the fifth largest publicly traded company in the world (Forbes, July 2001 ranking). In recognition of her effectiveness and leadership as a corporate director, Wellesley College will award her its prestigious Alumnae Achievement Award in 2002. Luellaï¿½s achievements as a corporate director have been accomplished while she has held major civic leadership positions. She served on the Board of Trustees of Wellesley College for eighteen years (now as Trustee Emerita) and as Chair of the Board from 1985 until 1993. In 1993 she served an interim term as Acting President of the renowned college, and continues her active association and support. Often a pioneer in leadership roles, Luella was the first woman elected to serve as Chair of the Board of the Minnesota Orchestral Association (an organization she served as director for 25 years and now serves as one of a very few Life Directors). She also is the first woman to serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of Minnesota Foundation, again having given over 25 years of leadership. And, sheï¿½s served over 20 years as a member of the Board of Overseers of the Carlson School of Management (Business School) at the University. She is the recipient of the rarely awarded Minnesota Orchestra Distinguished Service Award and the University of Minnesota Regents Award. Luellaï¿½s proud family consists of her world-renowned surgeon husband, Dr. Stanley Goldberg, Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Minnesota, two daughters and sons-in-law, a son, and three grandchildren.