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Board Of Directors

The Board of Directors ensures that we are operating according to the highest standards.


BOD

Kay Full, Chair

Retired, Chief Financial Officer
Respirtech

BOD

Brian McKnight, Vice-Chair

Managing Director of Investments
Wells Fargo Advisors

BOD

Byron Wieberdink, Secretary & Treasurer

Vice President & CFO
Liberty Diversified International

BOD

Paul Batz

CEO & Founder
Good Leadership Enterprises

BOD

Matt Brickman

Meteorologist/Reporter
WCCO-TV

BOD

Amanda Brinkman

Chief Brand and Communications Officer
Deluxe Corporation

BOD

Richard Catchman

Chief Sales Officer
Marsden Holdings, LLC

BOD

Gretchen Cepek

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

BOD

Eric Curry

Executive Vice President, Customer Experience & Sales
Sun Country Airlines

BOD

P. Michael Gulan

Senior Credit Officer
Anchor Bank

BOD

Ruth Gutierrez Hafoka

Vice President, Head of Human Resources
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

BOD

Brian Higgins

Trade Marketing Director for Big G Division
General Mills

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Andrew Mackenzie

Chief Marketing Officer
UnitedHealthcare

BOD

Robert Miller

Chief Operating Officer
Walser Automotive Group

BOD

Marty Nanne

Owner/President
The KNW Group

BOD

Dexter Newman

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Famous Dave's of America

BOD

Scott Nygaard

Owner
Nygaard Consulting & Strategic Insights

BOD

Jackie Ottoson

Vice President of Human Resources
Apothecary Products

BOD

Jamie Quickert

Corporate Director of Catering
Lancer Hospitality

BOD

Jamison Rice

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
ABILITY Network

BOD

Jay Rodger

Manager, Major Accounts
Toshiba Business Solutions

BOD

Liz Ross

President & CEO
Periscope

BOD

Tom Theobald

General Manager
Patterson Dental

BOD

Carla Warner

Director of Sales
Warners' Stellian

Latest Status Update

  • Peyton's interest in astronomy and space inspired his wish to see the largest telescope in the world. The experience helped him keep a positive outlook in the face of a Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis. (Peyton pictured in center with his dad and brother)

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