Iris Cornelius, Ph.D., L.P.


Iris Cornelius, President of Cornelius & Associates, is a business advisor with 30 years of experience working with businesses, community leaders, and family organizations. Dr. Cornelius specializes in helping business owners, families who own businesses and/or wealth, and their managers and advisors develop and articulate their vision, values, needs, and goals. She focuses on clear communications and interpersonal relationships, particularly within families and organizations in transition.  She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University, her Ph.D. from the University of Washington and post-graduate training in mediation and management. Dr. Cornelius is a former faculty member of the University of Minnesota and Macalester College.  She is a Trustee of the College of St. Benedict and a Board member of Catholic Charities. She has been affiliated with St. Thomas University’s Centre for Family Enterprise, the A.K. Rice Institute for Study of Authority, Leadership and Group Process. She is currently a member of the American Psychological Association and the Family Firm Institute. Contact Iris Cornelius at or call 952-920-1912.

  • © Copyright 2020
    Hause Family Business Transitions, LP
    7401 Metro Blvd., Ste. 400, Minneapolis MN 55439