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.

James Boucher
Apex Systems

Greg Bourland
Boston Scientific

Kim Boylton
Voya Financial

Dean Breuer
Minnesota Department of Education

Pam Brueck
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Eric Carlson
RBC Wealth Management

Paul Challe
Medtronic

Carly Charlson
Best Buy

Adam Cohen
UnitedHealth Group

Jay Dailey
CBS Radio

Andy Darvell
Travelers

Rhonda Dean
Washburn High School

Paul Durand
Rockford Area Schools

Joanna Ehresman
Wealth Enhancement Group

Anita Goebel
KPMG

Nicole Hansen
Thomson Reuters

Dave Harkness
Xcel Energy

Andy Hennig
3M

Carita Hibben
Schwan’s Company

Mike Hirner
Syntel

Viane Hoefs
TCF Bank

Kim Hultgren
Alerus Financial

Stacey Hyre
U.S. Bancorp

Don Johnson
Shapco Printing

Tim Jordahl
Wells Fargo Banks, N.A.

Bob Kaitz
BestPrep

Tom Kopacek
BMO Harris Bank

Steve Lear
Affiance Financial

Chelsa Lien
CHS Inc.

Jim LoScalzo
Hewlett-Packard Company

Doug Martin
General Mills

Mark Mekler
Raymond James & Associates

Cathy Misko
Walmart

Jeff Munneke
Minnesota Timberwolves

Margaret Murphy
Old National Bank

Jeff Murray
H.B. Fuller

Dixie Nelson
Lillies de Fleur

Marc Olson
Allianz Life

David Owen
Andersen Corporation

James Pate
Deloitte

Jason Plank
Ameriprise Financial

James Redelsheimer
Armstrong High School

Nick Schneider
C.H. Robinson Worldwide

Todd Schnobrich
Cargill

Casey Schoen
EY

Deb Schoneman
Piper Jaffray

Maggie Snetting
Thrivent Financial

Andy Tate
North Star Resource Group

Adam Taylor
Securian Financial Group

Joe Tiegs
Polaris Industries

Roz Tsai
Ecolab

Mike Tumpane
Allstate Insurance

Cole Turnbow
Accenture

John Wagner
Wings Financial

Shawn Wermerskirchen
Charterpoint Wealth Strategies

Brad Zastoupil
PwC