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.

Scot S. Alexander
Accenture

Julie Andrews
MetLife

Pam Brueck
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Eric Carlson
RBC Wealth Management

Paul Challe
Boston Scientific

John Channon
H.B. Fuller Company

Kim Christianson
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

David V. Clark
General Mills

Andrew P. Cravero
Frontier Communication

Andy Darvell
Travelers

Paul Durand
Rockford Area Schools

Deborah A. Ellingboe
Faegre & Benson

Jeannie Fichtel
U.S. Bank

Martha Field
Thomson Reuters

Andrew B. Fishman
Affiance Financial

Karen A. Florez
The Minneapolis Foundation

Alfred A. Galgano
PadillaCRT

Anita Goebel
KPMG, LLP

Eric Hanson
CHS Inc.

Dave Harkness
Xcel Energy, Inc.

Sue Thompson Hemmeke
CBS Radio

Andrew P. Hennig
3M

Michael A. Hirner
Hewlett-Packard Company

Viane R. Hoefs
TCF Bank

Rob Jacob
Allstate – Jacob Group Agency

Timothy P. Jordahl
Wells Fargo Banks, N.A.

Robert H. Kaitz
BestPrep

Thomas J. Kopacek
BMO Harris Bank

Gretchen Korf
UnitedHealth Group

Jean M. Kyle
Minnesota Dept. of Education

Matthew L. Kyler

James J. LoScalzo
Hewlett-Packard Company

John Manders
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mark K. Mekler
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Nicole Middendorf
Prosperwell Financial

Denise Miley
Grant Thornton LLP

Cathy Misko
Walmart

Jeff Munneke
Minnesota Timberwolves

Dixie F. Nelson
Lillies de Fleur

Kenneth F. Niemi
Xpand Corp.

Dennis Nisler
Anchor Bank

Linda Odegard
Retired Educator

Marc Olson
Allianz Life

David Owen

Jason Plank
Ameriprise Financial

Rick Pottratz
Medtronic, Inc.

James Redelsheimer
Armstrong High School

Brad M. Robinson

Robinson Rubber Products Inc

Elisabeth A. Sandersfeld
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

David B. Sanford
AT&T

Nick Schneider
C.H. Robinson Worldwide

Todd Schnobrich
Cargill, Inc.

Deb Schoneman
Piper Jaffray

Michael J. Sherlock

Colleen E. Simms
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Timothy A. Stoffel
Graco Inc.

Danielle K. Swann
The Guardian Life Insurance Company

Andy Tate
North Star Resource Group

Adam Taylor
Securian Financial Group

Roz Tsai
Ecolab Inc.

Erik Voge
SLALOM Consulting

David J. Vrieze
Vrieze & Company

Mark P. Weber
Weber Marketing/Promotions, Inc

Joe Welle
Bremer Bank

John Wernz
Wealth Enhancement Group

David P. Wilken
ING US Insurance