Advisory Boards

(view Board of Directors here)

District Advisory Boards

Bismarck/Mandan Advisory Board

Joel Bird, Ameriprise Financial
Shane Hafner, Securian Financial
Melissa Hammond, Paradise Screen Printing
Jim Jeske, Pioneer Elementary School
Shelly Jones, Wells Fargo
David Leingang, Bismarck/Mandan Chamber of Commerce
Chad Radke, Mary Stark Elementary

Brainerd Advisory Board

Sarah Adams, Bremer Bank
Angela Andrist, Brainerd High School
Michelle Gonska
Laura Jensen, Wells Fargo
Brook Mallak
Christa Marvin
, CliftonLarsonAllen
Dawn Meierding, GLS Promotions
Kevin O’Grady, Goldleaf Partners
Aaron Stegner, Kaiser & Associates, PA
James Thompson, Ascensus

Fargo Moorhead Advisory Board

Dawn Buffington, WEX Health
Jeremy Elbert, RBC Wealth Management
Kelsey Erbes, Stoneridge Software
Katrina Falk, John Deere Electronic Solutions
Lisa Giese, Marvin Windows/Integrity Windows
Ryan Grussing, CornerStone Bank
John Hajostek, Forum Communications Company
Jennifer Hanley, Ulteig Engineers
Tamera Hanson, Country Financial
Janie Hogan, Xcel Energy
Denise Jonas, Cass County Career & Technical Education Center
Joshua Jorgenson, Swanson Health Products
Karsten Melgaard, Bank of the West
Todd Scearcy, U.S. Bank
Neil Schroeder, U.S. Bank Service Center
Kimberly Settel, Gate City Bank
Michael Toy, First International Bank & Trust
Teresa Warne, American Crystal Sugar Company
Michael Wickham, Starion Financial

Mankato Advisory Board

Linda Albrecht, Eide Bailly
Chet Anderson, Bremer Bank
Brad Boettcher, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Matt Downs, Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic
April Femrite, Coldwell Banker Commercial Fisher Group
Ryan Gustafson, CCF Bank
Nathan Hanel, Capstone Publishing
Jessica Hatanpa, Hatanpa Insurance Agency
Joel Heitner, SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
Miranda Honnette, Consolidated
Jasmine Kottke, TCF Bank
Doug Lago, United Prairie Bank
Jason Lieske, Country Financial
Jennifer Lurken, Gislason & Hunter LLP
Jeannie Meidlinger, South Central College
Larissa Mrozek, Abdo, Eick & Meyers LLP
Brandon Thiesse, U.S. Bank
Anne Wolff, Snell Motors
Sam Ziegler, Greater Mankato Growth

New Ulm Advisory Board

Jeff Amundson, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Catherine Anderson, Alliance Bank
Julie Anderson, Mathiowetz Construction Company
Jill Berdan, Edward Jones
Nicole Briggs, Jensen Motors, Inc.
Scott Cooper, 3M
Kimberly Hanson, New Ulm Real Estate, LLC
Jessica Janni, Bank Midwest
Amanda Jensen, SouthPoint Financial Credit Union
Jessica Meyer, Christensen Farms
Jenna Peterson, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Kayla Sandersfeld, New Ulm High School
Kari Steele, United Prairie Bank

Owatonna Advisory Board

Dale Buytaert, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Jennifer Copeland, Viracon
Jason Eyberg, Bremer Bank
Katie Glaser, ConvergeOne
Jill Holmes, Riverland Community College
Jon Huemoeller, Fernbrook Family Center
Vanessa Jensen, Wenger Corporation
Michael Keller, Federated Insurance Company
Troy Klecker, City of Owatonna
Angela Klecker, Jostens
Amy LaDue, Owatonna ISD 761
Kellyanna Moore, Mayo Clinic Health Systems
Robert Rinaldi, Federated Insurance Company
Kathleen Smith, U.S. Bancorp
Jason Sundberg, United Prairie Bank
David Thamert, Wells Fargo
Adam Worke, Colony Court
Anni Yule, AmesburyTruth

St. Cloud Advisory Board

Nicole Folkerts, CliftonLarsonAllen
Wendy Gray, Capital One
Emily Hawkins, DAYTA Marketing
Theresa Hatanpa, U.S. Bank
Tina Hengel, Premier Real Estate Services
John Miller, Country Financial
Jenifer Odette, Brandl Motors
Lynne Ridgway, Reichert Wenner PA
Tom Seidl, Marco, Inc.
Trina Shea, Wells Fargo
Julie Whitney, Bremer Bank

Satellite Advisory Boards

Alexandria Advisory Board

Kris Chisholm, United Way of Douglas & Pope Counties
Michele Collins, Alexandria Public Schools
Linda Hanstad, Alexandria Industries
Melissa Jacobson, US Bank
Carol Meyer
Stacey Oberg
, CliftonLarsonAllen
Susan Polson, PrimeWest Health
Shawn Reilly, IBR Realty
Michael Shaw, 3M
Greg Steele, Viking Savings Bank
Ruth Turner, Alexandria Public Schools
Deb Zbacnik, Wells Fargo

Hutchinson Advisory Board

Janice Johnson, 3M
Tricia LaCanne, MidCountry Bank
Sandra Powell, 3M

Lac qui Parle Advisory Board

Pamela J. Ellison (PJ), Lac qui Parle County Economic Development Authority
Luanne Fondell, Farmer Credit Services (FCS)
Lee Gunderson, Gunderson Woodworks
Kirk Meseck, Faith Lutheran Church, MN
Tom Nelson
Jeanene Munsterman
Angela Shelstad
Cory Thorsland, Prairie Sun Bank

Lincoln County Advisory Board

Jessica Sheik

Lyon County Advisory Board

Robin Bednarek, Bremer Bank
Kevin Dubs, Horace Mann Insurance
Neil Frost, Edward Jones
Barry Gronke, U.S. Bank
Larry Johnson, North Star Mutual Insurance Company
Jill Pieper, The Schwan Food Company
Lynn Schultz, The Schwan Food Company
Sonya Vierstraete, Southwest Minnesota State University
Sharon Williams, Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center

Montevideo Advisory Board

Chad Carson, Ametek
Sara Croymans University of Minnesota Extension Service
Carol Freese, Minnwest Bank
Barb Pederson, Klein Bank
Julie Redepenning, Department of Employment and Economic Development

Murray County Advisory Board

Margie Anderson, Murray County 4-H
Sarah Dahlgren, Minnwest Bank
Gary Haken, First National Bank
Randy Holt, CenturyLink
Todd Lee, First National Bank
Jeff Mimick, Fulda Area Credit Union
Amy Rucker, Murray County Economic Development
Mike Zins

Nobles County Advisory Board

Jenny Andersen-Martinez, Sanford Health
Cheryl Avenel-Navara
Tracey Haberman, Nobles Co-op Electric
Doreen Hoffman, Workforce Center
Alexa Johnson, Compassionate Care Hospice
Sharon Johnson, District 518 Community Ed
Peggy Meier, Investment Centers of America
Cindy Penning

Southwest Minnesota Advisory Board

Shirley Anderson-Porisch, U of M Extension Services
Kati Birhanzl, SW MN Private Industry Council
Beth Fischer, Willmar Lakes Area CVB
Tom Hoff, SW/WC Service Cooperative
Jan Johnson, 3M
Alyssa Ricke, Minnwest Bank
Lois Schmidt, Bremer Bank
Jackie Turner-Lovesness, Southwest Initiative Foundation
Theresa Zaske, Schwan’s Shared Services
Mike Zins, Northwest Airlines

West Metro Advisory Board

Pam Stegora-Axberg,Optum Operations
Robin Galloway, The Schwan Food Company
Denise Byers, 
Tony Szczepaniak, Moore Stephens North America
Chris Futrell, Tradition Capital Bank
Joseph Bauer, Fidelity Bank
Matt Crane, Boulay Group
Steve Steen, TruStone Financial
Vicki Greene, GED Testing Service

Willmar Advisory Board

Beth Fischer, Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Vistors Bureau
Jill Gould, Ridgewater College
Ross Magnuson, North American State Bank
Bob Mathiasen, Heritage Bank
Jim Mitteness, Roosevelt Elementary School
Tammy Schirm, Wells Fargo
Beckie Simenson, Willmar ISD 347
Jerry Swoboda, Auto Owners Insurance
Jeff VanBuren, Wells Fargo
Theresa Wittenberg, YMCA
Kelly Zuidema,Willmar Housing & Redevelopment

Winona Advisory Board

Jamie Baumann, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
Holly Bergler, RTP
Karen Ciszak, Winona National Bank
Kelly Edmonson, Bremer Bank
Tanya Fegre, Wells Fargo Bank
Jackie Flanigan, Bremer Bank
Sue M. Hovell, Merchants Bank
John Milek, Fastenal Companies
Joyce Perry, Winona National Bank