St. Cloud State University Foundation

Kathleen Skarvan '85

College of Liberal Arts

Membership Committee

Kathleen Skarvan '85 CLAKathleen Skarvan serves as President and CEO of Electromed, Inc., and on its Board of Directors. She returned the company to profitable revenue growth by executing a new vision and market strategy including the launch of a new generation device. She has been a key member of executive teams at both public and privately owned companies. Courageous, straightforward and nimble leadership style, she brings experience creating vision and strategy and executing for results. In June of 2015, Ms. Skarvan was elected to the St. Cloud State University Foundation Board.

She spent the majority of her career with Hutchinson Technology, Inc., a publicly traded global technology leader supplying critical components to the disk drive industry and new technologies to improve the quality of health care. From 2007 to 2011 she served as Sr. Vice President and President of their Disk Drive Components Division where she led the launch of a new component technology and the transition of their high technology manufacturing to Southeast Asia. 

In 2014, Ms. Skarvan was recognized by The George Family Foundation as one of the exceptional women leaders making remarkable contributions to building the Twin Cities at its first-ever “Celebrating Twin Cities Women Leaders” event, and recognized on the prestigious Honor Roll for the 2014 Minnesota Census of Women in Corporate leadership by the School of Business and professional Studies at St. Catherine University.

Kathleen holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University.

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