Discover Executive Carlos Minetti Appointed to Board of Directors at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

  Discover Executive Carlos Minetti Appointed to Board of Directors at Lake
  Forest Graduate School of Management

With more than 25 years of experience in the credit card and consumer
financial services industry, Minetti contributes extensive strategic
leadership insights and respected expertise to LFGSM’s business-leader Board.

Business Wire

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- April 3, 2013

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) is pleased to announce the
election of financial services executive Carlos Minetti to its Board of
Directors. Minetti is President of Consumer Banking and Operations,
responsible for Discover’s Deposits, Personal, Student and Home Loans

“We are pleased to welcome Carlos Minetti to our Board of Directors,” said
LFGSM President & CEO John Popoli. “Carlos brings deep insights and experience
in areas that are critical to us at the Graduate School. He has led
significant strategic planning, risk management, product development,
operations and customer service initiatives for Discover and American Express,
and we have no doubt that his experience will be most valuable and useful to
our own strategic planning, program innovation, and constituent relations
activities. We look forward to the contributions he will make to the school’s
leadership team and our unique, innovative business community that LFGSM

Minetti joined Discover Financial Services in 2001 and is currently President
of Consumer Banking and Operations. He launched the Deposits and Lending
businesses in 2007 and most recently led the acquisitions of the The Student
Loan Corporation (NYSE: STU) and the Home Loan Center from Lending Tree, LLC.
(NASDAQ: Tree). In addition, he is responsible for firm-wide service delivery,
including the cardmember services and processing services functions. Prior to
assuming responsibilities for the consumer banking business, Minetti was
Discover’s Chief Risk Officer and was directly responsible for managing
credit, market and operational risk.

Prior to joining Discover in 2001, Minetti served as Senior Vice President of
card operations for American Express, most recently managing the company’s
largest U.S. operating center in Fort Lauderdale. He also led American
Express’s customer service utility, which provides card-related customer
servicing for all of the company’s U.S. cardmembers. Other senior leadership
positions Minetti held within American Express include senior roles in
corporate risk management, card acquisition, portfolio management, credit
operations, and training.

“Lake Forest Graduate School of Management has become a leader in meeting the
educational needs of tomorrow’s business community, and it’s my honor to serve
them as a member of the Board,” said Carlos Minetti. “I look forward to
working together to create and provide new programs so the School can continue
to serve its diverse base of talented students, clients, alumni and the
broader business community.”

Minetti earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University, and
an MBA from University of Chicago. He is a member of the Board and Executive
Committee of The Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois. He
was elected to the Board of Directors of Lake Forest Graduate School of
Management in March 2013 and will serve a three-year term on the Board’s
Research, Development & Innovation Committee.

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management is an independent, accredited,
not-for-profit graduate business school. LFGSM offers the Chicago area’s
premier part-time MBA program for working professionals, with campus-based
programs in Schaumburg and Lake Forest, fully online MBA options, and on site
courses at some of the area’s leading companies. Learn more about Lake Forest
Graduate School of Management’s Leadership MBA, Immersion MBA or Corporate
Learning Solutions at


Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
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