Board

BestPrep’s Board of Directors serves to lead and direct the organization by providing guidance for its programs and fundraising efforts. The Board members meet monthly to discuss program outcomes, student achievement and to ensure the organization’s goals and objectives are met. Board members and their companies provide volunteers, as well as in-kind and financial support. Members also play a critical role in expanding BestPrep’s community outreach.

Julie Andrews
MetLife

Pam Brueck
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

James Boucher
Apex Systems

Eric Carlson
RBC Wealth Management

David Clark
General Mills

Andy Darvell
Travelers

Rhonda Dean
Washburn High School

Paul Durand
Rockford Area Schools

Joanna Ehresman
Wealth Enhancement Group

Jeannie Fichtel
U.S. Bank

Anita Goebel
KPMG

Nicole Hansen
Thomson Reuters

Eric Hanson
CHS

Dave Harkness
Xcel Energy

Andy Hennig
3M

David Hewitt
Allstate Insurance

Mike Hirner
Hewlett-Packard

Viane Hoefs
TCF Bank

Tim Jordahl
Wells Fargo Banks, N.A.

Bob Kaitz
BestPrep

Tom Kopacek
BMO Harris Bank

Gretchen Korf
UnitedHealth Group

Jean Kyle
Minnesota Dept. of Education

Matthew Kyler

Steve Lear
Affiance Financial

Jim LoScalzo
Hewlett-Packard Company

John Manders
Deloitte & Touche

Bob Martsching
H.B. Fuller

Mark Mekler
Raymond James & Associates

Nicole Middendorf
Prosperwell Financial

Cathy Misko
Walmart

Jeff Munneke
Minnesota Timberwolves

Theresa Neal
Como Park Senior High School

Dixie Nelson
Lillies de Fleur

Dennis Nisler
Anchor Bank

Linda Odegard
Retired Educator

Marc Olson
Allianz Life

David Owen
Andersen Companies

Todd Papa
EY

Jason Plank
Ameriprise Financial

Rick Pottratz
Medtronic

James Redelsheimer
Armstrong High School

Brad Robinson

Kenneth Saldanha
Accenture

Dave Sanford
AT&T

Nick Schneider
C.H. Robinson Worldwide

Todd Schnobrich
Cargill

Deb Schoneman
Piper Jaffray

Colleen Simms
PwC

Andy Tate
North Star Resource Group

Adam Taylor
Securian Financial Group

Sue Thompson Hemmeke
CBS Radio

Roz Tsai
Ecolab

Erik Voge
SLALOM Consulting

Dave Vrieze
Vrieze & Company

David Wilken
Voya Financial