Board of Directors

2020-2021 Members

(view Advisory Board members here)

Chair: Jan Kruchoski, CliftonLarsonAllen, Strategic Project Leader, Community IMPACT
Vice-Chair: Anne Mootz, retired EY Partner
Secretary: Patrick Pazderka, Fox Rothschild LLP, Partner
Treasurer: Ronald P. Hafner, Wipfli LLP, Partner

Rotulu Adebiyi, Thrivent Financial, Senior Counsel – Insurance Law and Compliance
Paul Badger, Travelers, Director of Financial Analysis
Ling Becker, Ramsey County, Director of Workforce Solutions
Amy Brachio, EY, Partner Global Business Consulting
Joe Chow, Bremer Bank, Director, Specialized Business Solutions
Heidi Christopherson, Securian Financial Group, Director
Rose Chu, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, Senior Policy Fellow
Dee Conrad, TCF Bank, SVP, Retail State Director, Minnesota
Bruce Corrie, Concordia University, Associate Vice President
Ryan Craig, UnitedHealthcare, Chief Talent Officer, Human Capital
Kevin DiLorenzo, Rise and Shine and Partners, President
Michael Duffy, retired, DST Market Services, LLC, Partner (Emeritus)
James R. Giertz, retired, H.B. Fuller Company, Chief Financial Officer (Emeritus)
Pete Godich, Deluxe Corporation, Chief of Operations 
Rob Goggins, Great Clips, Inc. President
Terry Gilberstadt, Horton Holding, Inc., Corporate Secretary
Tim Grafe, Donaldson Company, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development
Robert Grubka, Voya Financial, President Employee Benefits
Jenny Guldseth, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Chief Human Resource Officer
David Hakensen, H Co. LLC
Tom Hoff, SW/WC Service Cooperatives, Project Coordinator
Tom Holman, Morning Foundation, Founder and Director
Janet Johanson, BevSource, President
Paul Johnson, Xcel Energy, Vice President, Investor Relations & Financial Management
Shane Johnson, Bremer Bank, Southwest MN Region CEO
Edward M. Kadletz, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Executive Vice President, Head of Deposits Group
Phil Krump, BMO Harris Bank, Managing Director and Head of Strategic Growth & Operations
Jed Larkin, 3M, Vice President of Tax & Real Estate
Saida Lesov, KPMG LLP, Partner, Tax
Julie Loughrey, Ecolab, Divisional General Counsel
Steve Mayle, General Mills, Vice President of Sales
Phil Miller, Carlson School of Management, Assistant Dean
Michael Muratore, Piper Sandler, Director
Bill O’Keefe, TigerRisk Partners, Global Head of Strategy
Paula Palmer, Minnesota Department of Education, Director of the Career and College Success
Brian Peterson, TruChoice Financial Group, LLC, President & CEO
Rohit Prabhakar, EQ Holdings, Chief Growth Officer
Julie Rethemeier, Federated Insurance Company, Vice President, Director of Public Affairs
Michael Roos, retired, KPMG, LLP, Partner, Tax (Emeritus)
Cecilia Saddler, Search Institute
Chris Samson, Best Buy, VP Treasurer
Elizabeth Sanberg, Pentair, Corporate Counsel
Lisa Sayles-Adams, Eastern Carver County Schools, Superintendent
Martin Scanlon, ECMC Group, CFO
Marcel Smits, Cargill, Chairman and CEO of Asia Pacific
Terri Soutor, FastBridge Learning, CEO
Steven D. Steen, TruStone Financial, Chief Business Officer
Alyse Stofer, Medtronic, Program Director in Mechanical Circulatory Support
Beth Thiebault, Deloitte, Principal
Brett Thorne, RBC Correspondent Services & RBC Advisor Services, Head
Phillip Trier, U.S. Bank, Market President Twin Cities
Nathan Weaver, H.B. Fuller, Vice President of Human Resources and Communications
Kreg Weigand, Cargill, Vice President, Corporate Audit
Brian West, AT &T Mobility & Entertainment, AVP- Northern Plains
Dr. Denise Williams, Metro State University, Associate Professor
Jamie Woell, RSM US LLP, Minneapolis Office Managing Partner
Xiao Zhang, Liberty Diversified International, Vice President Strategic Planning