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 Alexander
Accenture

Julie Andrews
MetLife

Pam Brueck
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Eric Carlson
RBC Wealth Management

Paul Challe
Boston Scientific

John Channon

Kim Christianson
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

David Clark
General Mills

Andy Cravero
Frontier Communication

Andy Darvell
Travelers

Paul Durand
Rockford Area Schools

Debbie Ellingboe
Faegre, Baker Daniels

Jeannie Fichtel
U.S. Bank

Martha Field
Thomson Reuters

Andy Fishman
Affiance Financial

Karen Florez
The Minneapolis Foundation

Al Galgano
PadillaCRT

Anita Goebel
KPMG

Eric Hanson
CHS

Dave Harkness
Xcel Energy

Sue Thompson Hemmeke
CBS Radio

Andy Hennig
3M

Mike Hirner
Hewlett-Packard

Viane Hoefs
TCF Bank

Rob Jacob
Allstate – Jacob Group Agency

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

Jim LoScalzo
Hewlett-Packard Company

John Manders
Deloitte & Touche

Mark Mekler
Raymond James & Associates

Nicole Middendorf
Prosperwell Financial

Denise Miley
Grant Thornton

Cathy Misko
Walmart

Jeff Munneke
Minnesota Timberwolves

Dixie Nelson
Lillies de Fleur

Dennis Nisler
Anchor Bank

Linda Odegard
Retired Educator

Marc Olson
Allianz Life

David Owen
Andersen Companies

Jason Plank
Ameriprise Financial

Rick Pottratz
Medtronic

James Redelsheimer
Armstrong High School

Brad Robinson

Robinson Rubber Products Inc

Elisabeth Sandersfeld
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Dave Sanford
AT&T

Nick Schneider
C.H. Robinson Worldwide

Todd Schnobrich
Cargill

Deb Schoneman
Piper Jaffray

Mike Sherlock

Colleen Simms
PwC

Tim Stoffel
Graco

Danielle Swann
The Guardian Life Insurance Company

Andy Tate
North Star Resource Group

Adam Taylor
Securian Financial Group

Roz Tsai
Ecolab

Erik Voge
SLALOM Consulting

Dave Vrieze
Vrieze & Company

Mark Weber
Weber Marketing/Promotions

Joe Welle
Bremer Bank

John Wernz
Wealth Enhancement Group

David Wilken
ING US Insurance