Board Of Directors
Chairman of the Blue Zones board, with an extensive background in investment banking, Ed began his professional career at Goldman Sachs. Later he moved to Brentwood Associates Private Equity, where he co-headed the firm and, over the past twenty years, invested several billion dollars of capital into a wide range of health, wellness, sports, recreation, and leisure companies. An avid athlete and adventurer, Ed serves on the board of the USA Cycling Development Foundation, was involved in the inner circle of Lance Armstrong’s seven-time-victorious Tour de France teams, and a previous a member of the board of IHRSA, the trade association for the sports and fitness industry. He has been featured in and written stories for a number of publications including Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal and GQ UK. He attended Stanford University and graduated tau beta pi in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
A Blue Zones board member with expertise in biotechnology, medicine and finances, since Becky accepted the position as president and CEO of the Minnesota Medical Foundation at the University of Minnesota in 2006, the foundation has received the three largest donations in the University’s history, totaling $155 million. She has held senior level leadership positions at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Amgan Inc., United Health Group, and U.S. Bancorp. Becky is actively engaged in community service and professional activities in the Twin Cities area, where she serves on two other local boards. She received a B.A. in sociology and psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota.
A Blue Zones board member with healthcare consultant expertise and over 30 years experience as a corporate executive, entrepreneur, educator and leader, Scott has developed an international reputation by providing marketing counsel and business strategy to a broad range of profit and non-profit companies worldwide. Scott has taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas and New York University. He is also active on a number of community and non-profit boards and organizations. In 2011, Scott received the “Award of Excellence” from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. He also graduated from the University of Minnesota.