Board of Directors


Jennifer Anderson
Director of Foundations & Community Affairs
Deluxe Corporation Foundation

Fixed Income Investment Analyst

Patricia Avery
Professor, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota

David M. Benning
Financial Advisor
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Tim Bodin, CHAIR
Formerly, Economist
Cargill, Inc.

John Bohan
Retired Officer
Pillsbury Company

Ross Bowen
Team Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch

Nate Boyer
VP of Finance
Think Mutual Bank

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

Kelly Bretz

Arland Brusven
Longship Advisers, LLC

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

Gregory W. Drehmel
Chief of Credit and Risk Management
Minnwest Bank

Angela Eilers
Director, Regional Outreach
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Steve Gathje
Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary
Ameriprise Financial

Jim Gresham
Infinity Direct

Eric Hauth
Director, Communications and Education
Minnesota Bankers Association

Todd Hedtke
Chief Investment Officer & Senior Vice President
Allianz Investment Management

Camilla Hempleman
Financial Representative
COUNTRY Financial

Theodore Henricks
Corporate IT Category Manager

Frances Homans
Head, Department of Applied Economics
University of Minnesota

John Hulbert
Vice President, Investor Relations

Beth Johnson
Audit Manager
Deloitte & Touche, LLP

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

Anne Knapp

Lori Koutsky, SECRETARY
Manager, Community Relations & The Foundation
Securian Financial Group

Nancy Krenner
Red Rock Elementary

Dan Law
Financial Advisor
Robert W. Baird & Company

John Lephart
Finance Director
General Mills, Inc.

Donald Liu
Executive Director
Minnesota Council on Economic Education

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

Tobias C. (Toby) Madden
Power Parametrics LLC

Nona Mason
University of St. Thomas

Peter Mitchelson
Retired Officer
Sit Investment Associates, Inc.

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

Tom Nicoski
Vice President, Wealth Solutions Group
RBC Wealth Management

Agapitos Papagapitos
Director, Center for Economic Education
University of St. Thomas

Sara Paul
Assistant Superintendent
White Bear Lake Area Schools

Michael R. Rahm
V.P. - Market & Economic Analysis
The Mosaic Company

Erik C. Randall
Officer, Sr. Credit Quantitative Analyst
TCF Bank

Bob Rinek
Managing Director - Merchant Banking
Piper Jaffray

Martha Rush
Mounds View High School

Molly Sebold
Wealth Management Partner

Robert Tengdin
Allison-Williams Company

Kenneth Thome
Retired Officer
General Mills, Inc.

James (Jim) Ullyot
Founder and Chair
Creative Communications, Inc.

Blaine Verdoorn
Marketing Manager for Experimental Design and Development
Andersen Corporation

Mary Jo Wall
Assistant Commissioner, Division of Financial Institutions
Minnesota Department of Commerce

Tom Wegner
Director of Economics and Dairy Policy
Land O’Lakes, Inc.


Sherwood Berg – Retired, Former Dean, College of Agriculture and Former Head, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, University of Minnesota

Richard H. Berge –Berge Education Management & Consulting

Paul G. Christ – Retired Officer, Land O'Lakes, Inc.

J.O. Cox – Retired, Former V.P. and Treasurer, NSP

William Gardner – Retired, University of Minnesota

Howard Guthmann – Of Counsel, Wilkerson, Guthmann & Johnson

James Hammill – Retired Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Jim Hield – Retired Officer, Cargill

James Houck – Former Head, Dept. of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

Barbara Kaufmann – Manager, Educ. Contrib.–Comm. Affairs, 3M Foundation

Kathryn (Kae) Lovaas – Formerly, St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins.

Cheryl M. Mills – Plant Controller, RR Donnelley

Julie Olson – Retired Officer, Virchow, Krause & Company

Claudia Parliament– Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

Chris Richardson - Superintendent, Northfield Public Schools

Patrick Riley – Retired Officer, Andersen Corporation

Arthur Rolnick – Senior Fellow & Co-Director, Human Capital Research Collaborative, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Glen Skovholt – President, Government and Community Strategies