St. Catherine University’s Board of Trustees has elected three new members: Michael Hickey, Teresa A. Radzinski ’86, and Angela Hall Slaughter ’97. These distinguished individuals bring a wide variety of accomplishments and expertise to a board comprised of leaders in business, education, healthcare, law, religion and civic life. The new members complete a board of 28 trustees, led by board chair Margaret Arola Ford ’82. A full list of members is available at stkate.edu/trustees.
“I am thrilled to welcome these outstanding leaders to our board of trustees,” said President ReBecca Roloff ’76. “Not only do they have a deep connection to our mission, they recognize and are committed to furthering the important role St. Catherine University plays in educating the next generation of women leaders.”
Michael Hickey is executive vice president and president of Ecolab’s $3.2 billion Global Institutional business. Previously, Hickey was executive vice president and president of Institutional North America. During his 33-year tenure at Ecolab, he has held a number of key executive positions, including senior vice president and general manager of multiple operating units as well as senior vice president of global business development. Before joining Ecolab, he gained sales and management experience within the foodservice industry.
Hickey is a member of several industry organizations and serves on the board of directors of Standex International Corporation, the National Restaurant Association, the Women’s Foodservice Forum, the International Franchise Association, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest.
Hickey has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Bonaventure University. He also completed the Global CEO Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in Sao Paulo and the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai.
“My daughter attends St. Kate’s, and I am very impressed with the entire experience she’s had, from the strong academics to athletics to the sense of community that the University provides,” said Hickey. “St. Kate’s is such a special place with a committed leader in Becky Roloff, her leadership team, the entire staff, and a faculty that truly cares about the future of the students.”
Teresa A. Radzinski ‘86
Teresa A. Radzinski ‘86 is a managing director and private client advisor with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. She previously spent 25 years on Wall Street in investment banking and capital markets where she served as a managing director and co-head of Financial Institutions Capital Markets & Financing at Merrill Lynch in New York. Radzinski also held tenures with Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette and Salomon Smith Barney.
Radzinski is an active member in the community through her participation as a board member for the St. John’s Cultural Council, Tocqueville Member of the United Way, and Red Jacket Society for City Year. She is an active and engaged alumna of St. Kate’s, serving as an alumnae chapter leader.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Kate’s, Radzinski went on to complete an MBA in finance and management at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
“As a product of St. Catherine University, which prepared me for a successful career, I am delighted to share my experience with an institution dedicated to advancing women,” said Radzinski.
Angela Hall Slaughter ‘97
Angela Hall Slaughter ‘97 is in-house counsel for Aetna, Inc. where she focuses on healthcare regulatory issues with an emphasis on pharmacy benefits. Prior to working at Aetna, Slaughter was in-house counsel for UnitedHealthcare. She began her law career as an associate at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.
Slaughter is interested in professional development and is a co-leader of Aetna’s Leadership, Effectiveness, Ambition, and Personal/Professional Growth (LEAP) Program. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Legal Rights Center, and recently stepped down as the chair of ANative, Aetna’s Native American employee resource group. She’s active as a volunteer at St. Kate’s where she serves on multiple advisory boards and councils.
Slaughter has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Kate’s. She attended the University of Minnesota Law School where she earned a juris doctor in 2001. She later returned to St. Kate’s for a second major certificate in philosophy.
“I know the future is bright at St. Kate’s, and I’m excited to lend my voice, skills and experience to an organization that played an important role in my life,” said Slaughter.