Board of Directors


Emily Anderson
Economics Teachers, Blaine High School
Anoka-Hennepin School District

Jennifer Anderson
Director of Foundations & Community Affairs, Ret.
Deluxe Corporation Foundation

Andrew Auvinen
Portfolio Manager
Travelers Companies, Inc.

Tim Bodin
Retired, Cargill, Inc.
The Nature Conservancy

John Bohan
Retired Officer
Pillsbury Company

David Brandmire
Vice President  Sr. Fixed Income Analyst
Wells Fargo Wealth Management

Kelly Bretz
Kelly Bretz, LLC

Julie Bunn
Executive Director
Minnesota Council on Economic Education

V.V. Chari
Professor, Department of Economics
University of Minnesota

Tim Devaney
Vice President & Financial Support Office
Operations Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Gregory W. Drehmel
Executive Vice President, Chief of Credit & Risk Management
Minnwest Bank

Pete Gardner
Vice President of Nuclear Fleet Operations
Xcel Energy

Steve Gathje, CHAIR
Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary, Ret.
Ameriprise Financial

Frances Homans
Head, Department of Applied Economics
University of Minnesota

John Hulbert
Vice President, Investor Relations
Target Corporation

Beth Johnson, TREASURER
Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Kari A. Johnson
Managing Director
O'Brien-Staley Partners

Nancy Krenner
Teacher, Red Rock Elementary School
South Washington County School District

Susanne Lynch
Finance Manager – Training Specialist
Finance – Training & Recruiting

Toby Madden
Power Parametrics LLC

Yan P. Martinez
Finance Director & Controller Processing & Food Ingredients
CHS Inc.

Peter Mitchelson
Retired Officer
Sit Investment Associates, Inc.

Michael A. Mulder
Executive Vice President/CEO
Farmers State Bank of Trimont

Tom Nicoski
Senior Vice President, Group Product Manager
U.S. Bancorp Investments

Ryan Nintzel
Manager, Member Product Development - Dairy
Land O'Lakes Inc.

Dr. Agapitos Papagapitos
Director, Center for Economic Education
Professor, Department of Economics
University of St. Thomas

Michael R. Rahm
Vice President, Market & Economic Analysis, Ret.
The Mosaic Company

Ahmed M. Samaha
Director, Corporate Finance
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Julie Sweitzer
Executive Director, College Readiness Consortium
University of Minnesota

D. Craig Taylor
Regional Director, Southern MN
University of Minnesota - Extension

William Tjernlund
Goat Consulting

Dr. Kristine West
Director, MN Center for Diversity in Economics
Associate Professor, Department of Economics & Political Science
St. Catherine University