Heidi M. Wilson, Esq
Heidi M. Wilson is a seasoned business executive with over 25 years of experience with corporate strategy and board governance. As retired Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the Tennant Company, a NYSE global manufacturer, she oversaw Board and Committee processes, with extensive experience with Governance, Executive Compensation and Audit Committees. At Tennant, she was recognized for her business acumen and ability to quickly understand complex information and drive effective and practical solutions.
Wilson currently serves on the Board of North Memorial Health where she chairs the Quality Committee and is a member of the Strategic Planning and Governance Committees. Until its combination with the Fairview Health System, Wilson served on the Board of HealthEast, a hospital and health care provider serving the East Twin Cities Metro area where she was a member of the Audit and Finance Committee, the Executive Committee and the Strategic Committee that oversaw the combination of the two health systems. She also currently serves on the Guthrie Theatre Board, where she chairs the Governance Committee and served on the Facilities and Executive Committees.
Wilson is a leader in the Twin City business community. She was recognized as a Women in Business Leader by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in 2014. She previously chaired the $32 million non-profit, Fraser, a leading provider of autism services, and was on the Board of Dunwoody College of Technology. She has been an active participation in NGO’s and non-profit boards for more than 30 years. She frequently speaks on topics of leadership, board governance, compliance and the role of in-house legal counsel.
Her experience in a variety of industry groups has made her a well-rounded executive. She advised clients on health law compliance at Medtronic, a global manufacturer of medical devices, and guided retailer, the Musicland Group, through a near bankruptcy situation, resolving credit issues with complex banking and credit agreements. At Tennant, she was one of eight executive officers and assumed a significant role in leading Tennant’s innovation strategy and global expansion, including the multiple acquisition of foreign companies and the establishment of sales and manufacturing in China.