Program of Study: Business Accounting; Business Administration
Graduating Year: 1988; 1989
Job Title: Vice-President, Finance – International Operations
Place of Employment: 3M Company
Don Ashton is vice president of finance, international operations for 3M Company, overseeing the financial team of a $20-billion-plus global business unit with 1,200 employees located in more than 50 countries. A member of 3M’s executive conference (top 100 leaders) and finance steering committee (top seven finance leaders), he is certified black belt six sigma, known for developing high-performing teams and top talent. Over the past 30 years, he has been an active community volunteer, most recently with Fundación Mujer, an organization that provides access to credit and microfinancing, training and technical assistance to entrepreneurs in Costa Rica.