Board of Directors

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BestPrep’s staff and Board of Directors are passionate about helping Minnesota students create successful futures. 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. Contact us for more information.

Our Board

Brian C. Boardman
ECMC Group

James Boucher
Apex Systems

Greg Bourland
Boston Scientific

Kim Boylton
Voya Financial

Dean Breuer
Minnesota Dept. of Education

Pam Brueck
Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal

Eric Carlson
RBC Wealth Management

Paul Challe
Medtronic

Terran Chambers
Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP

Carly Charlson
Best Buy

Adam Cohen
UnitedHealth Group

Jay Dailey
WCCO Radio

Andrew Darvell
Travelers

Paul Durand
Rockford Area Schools

Joanna Ehresman
Wealth Enhancement Group

Jonathan Faloon
Schwan Food Company

Anita Goebel
KPMG, LLP

Nicole Hansen
Thomson Reuters

Dave Harkness
Xcel Energy

Andrew Hennig
3M

Mike Hirner
GalaxE.Solutions

Viane Hoefs
TCF Bank

Kim Hultgren
Alerus Financial

Don Johnson
Shapco Printing

Bob Kaitz
BestPrep

Tom Kopacek
BMO Harris Bank

Steve Lear
Affiance Financial

Mike Lebens
Wells Fargo

Chelsea Lien
CHS Inc.

Doug Martin
General Mills

Suzanne McCarty
Cargill

Mike McCollor
St. Paul Public Schools

Cathy Misko
Walmart Stores

Jeff Munneke
Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx

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

Jay Robinson
Charles Schwab

James Redelsheimer
Armstrong High School

Todd Schnobrich
Radisson Hotel Group

Casey Schoen
EY

Deb Schoneman
Piper Jaffray Companies

Maggie Snetting
Thrivent Financial

Andy Tate
North Star Resource Group

Adam Taylor
Securian Financial Group

Joe Tiegs
Polaris Industries

Roz Tsai
Ecolab Inc.

Mike Tumpane
Allstate Insurance Company

Cole Turnbow
Accenture

John Wagner
Wings Financial Credit Union

Jessie Welton
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Shawn Wermerskirchen
Charterpoint Wealth Strategies

Brad Zastoupil
PwC