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

Randy Ashbrook
Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.

Kristy Beckman
H.B. Fuller

Melinda Bialke
Allstate Insurance Company

Brian C. Boardman
ECMC Group

James Boucher
Apex Systems

Greg Bourland
Boston Scientific

Kim Boylton
Voya Financial

Chase Brakke
North Star Resource Group

Dean Breuer
Minnesota Dept. of Education

Pam Brueck
Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal

Paul Challe

Terran Chambers
Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP

Carly Charlson
Best Buy

Andrew Darvell

Rhonda Dean
Rockford Area Schools

Joanna Ehresman
Wealth Enhancement Group

Anita Goebel

Andrew Hennig

Stephanie Henry

Kim Hultgren
Alerus Financial

Don Johnson
Shapco Printing

CarrieAnn Jones
Xcel Energy

Bob Kaitz

Matt Kassera
RBC Wealth Management

Paul Langlois
Ecolab, Inc.

Marta Leach
Schwan’s Company

Steve Lear
Affiance Financial

Mike Lebens
Wells Fargo

Betsy Lulfs
Thomson Reuters

Doug Martin
General Mills

Jeff Munneke
Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx

Amanda Munoz

Margaret Murphy
Old National Bank

Theresa Neal

Marc Olson
Allianz Life

David Owen
Andersen Corporation

James Pate

Jason Plank
Ameriprise Financial

Bryan Polley
U.S. Bank

Sheila Posthumus
TCF Bank

James Redelsheimer
Armstrong High School

Jay Robinson
Charles Schwab

Jesse Ross
The Minneapolis Foundation

Todd Schnobrich
Radisson Hotel Group

Casey Schoen

Deb Schoneman
Piper Sandler Companies

Maggie Snetting

Andy Tate
Cahill Financial Advisors

Adam Taylor
Securian Financial Group

Joe Tiegs
Polaris Industries

Roz Tsai

Cole Turnbow

Sarah Vandenberg
Piper Sandler Companies

Rashmi Vashisht
Highland Park Senior High School

John Wagner
Wings Financial Credit Union

Steve Weitz
Citizens Independent Bank

Jessie Welton
Minneapolis Public Schools

Brad Zastoupil