Lois Quam (Minnesota and Trinity 1983) is leading Minnesota's bid to host the 2023 World's Fair. The bid was announced on 11 April, and the committee stated that they have raised nearly three quarters of the $1.5 million needed to launch the project.
Quam is currently chief operating officer of the Nature Conservancy, a non-governmental organisation based in Arlington, Virginia. Previously she was executive director of the Global Health Initiative in the US State Department. While at Oxford, Quam earned an MA in philosophy, politics and economics.
Read more about Minnesota's World's Fair bid in this article from the Star Tribune.