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Andrew Barrett-Bettcher

Job Title

  • Adjunct Faculty
    MBA, Graduate School

Started at Bethel



  • University of Minnesota, Institue of Technology - Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, 1993
  • University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business - Master of Business Administration, 2000

Areas of expertise

Operations experience in the service industry (airline, healthcare), within a wide variety of functions. Leading cross-functional teams to solve complex business challenges through data driven and process focused approaches. Quality, including ISO 9001, Lean and Six Sigma. Medical Ethics.


Northwest Airlines, 1990 to 2006

  • Positions held:  Sr. Engineer - Aircraft Structures; Sr. Financial/Capital Analyst; Manager - Airport Operations Analysis; Manger - North American Airport Staffing, Project Manager.

Optum, (a UnitedHealth Group subsidiary) - 2006 to Present

  • Positions held:  Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Sr. Project Manager, Director of Quality & Process (Care Solutions), Director of Implementation Infrastructure, Director of Centralized Services - Optum Operations.

Gillette Children's Hospital - Ethics Committee - 2006 to Present

  • Ethics consultations, case reviews, policy governance, education.



Courses Taught

BUSN 660 - Operations Management


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt trained, UnitedHealth Group

Sigma Gamma Tau - Aerospace Engineering Honor Society

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Gillette Children's Hospital - Ethics Committee (2006-Present)

Valley College - Board of Directors (2001-2011)

American Society for Quality



Hobbies and Interests

Faith and Family first.  History, Genealogy, German


"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." Romans 12:12 - Apostle Paul