2016 Medtronic Bakken Society

The 2016 Medtronic Bakken Society Induction Ceremony at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

On Thursday, August 25th, Joannie and I once again had the honor of photographing the 2016 Medtronic Bakken Society Awards Banquet held at The Bakken MuseumThe Bakken Museum is located about a block west of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN.

Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, MN.

The beautiful gardens at The Bakken Museum.

This is always one of our favorite events of the whole year! The event is black tie and very elegant. It’s held a really beautiful location, super friendly people, always an incredible dinner from D’Amico Catering and the list of great things goes on and on! Joannie and I been blessed to have been at this wonderful event as it’s official photographers for 19 years!

In addition to being the official photographers for this special event, I have been capturing it on video for the past few years. while not something I do often, I do have the knowledge & skills to pull it off. I’m still going to keep “my day job” though.

The Bakken Museum

Each year, Christopher Lundeen and his crew of minions turn a classroom at The Bakken Museum into a stunning banquet room! The theme, colors, menu, and decor change every year. It’s always a really beautiful event!

2016 Medtronic Bakken Society. The 2016 Bakken Society ballroom decor. Photograph taken at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, MN.

The pretty 2016 Bakken Society ballroom.

The 2016 Chairman of this year’s special event was Erik Scott, a 2009 Bakken Fellow. Once again the MC for the evening was Paul Citron, a 1980 Bakken Fellow who has been the MC for as long as I can remember. Also speaking during the induction ceremony was Omar Ishrak, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc.

The 2016 new inductees into the Bakken Society are Anna Belu, Niall Duffy, Marty Morris, David Racenet, Charu Ramanathan, Joe Sartor, Earl Slee, Michel Therin and Paul Ziegler.

2016 Medtronic Bakken Society. Portrait of Medtronic Chairman & CEO, Omar Ishrak and the 2016 new inductees to the Bakken Society. Formal portrait taken at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, MN.

Medtronic Chairman & CEO, Omar Ishrak and the 2016 new inductees to the Bakken Society

The list of accomplishments, inventions, patents, and stories of these nine gifted individuals is simply amazing! These are some of the people who make a tremendous difference in people’s lives all over the world.

2016 Medtronic Bakken Society. Group portrait of all of the attending Bakken Fellows at the 2016 Bakken Society event in Minneapolis, MN.

The 2016 attending Bakken Fellows.

So without further ado, here are the highlights of the beautiful 2016 Medtronic Bakken Society Induction Ceremony. Joannie & I look are already looking forward to next years event.

“2016 Medtronic Bakken Society” – ©2016 Michael Anderson Photography.

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