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

Kim Boylton
Voya Financial

Chase Brakke
North Star Resource Group

Dean Breuer
Minnesota Dept. of Education

Pam Brueck
Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal

Dan Caldwell
Audacy

Carly Charlson
Best Buy

Andrew Darvell
Travelers

Rhonda Dean
Rockford Area Schools

Joanna Ehresman
Wealth Enhancement Group

Cate Freeman
Comcast

Anita Goebel
KPMG, LLP

Andrew Hennig
3M

Stephanie Henry
Optum

Kim Hultgren
Alerus Financial

Don Johnson
Shapco Printing

CarrieAnn Jones
Xcel Energy

Bob Kaitz
BestPrep

Matt Kassera
RBC Wealth Management

Paul Langlois
Ecolab, Inc.

Steve Lear
Affiance Financial

Mike Lebens
Wells Fargo

Betsy Lulfs
Thomson Reuters

Doug Martin
General Mills

Casey Merkwan
Old National Bank

Kirk Morris
St. Paul Public Schools

Jeff Munneke
Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx

Amanda Munoz
Cargill

Theresa Neal

Marc Olson
Allianz Life

George Omae
Boston Scientific

James Pate
Deloitte

Jason Plank
Ameriprise Financial

Bryan Polley
U.S. Bank

Sheila Posthumus
Tennant Co.

Dawn Pruitt
Faegre Drinker

James Redelsheimer
Armstrong High School

Jay Robinson
Charles Schwab

Jesse Ross
Mr. Jesse Ross LLC

Liza Sayre
Huntington Bank

Todd Schnobrich
Radisson Hotel Group

 

Casey Schoen
EY

Deb Schoneman
Piper Sandler Companies

Maggie Snetting
Thrivent

Andy Tate
Cahill Financial Advisors

Adam Taylor
Securian Financial Group

Joe Tiegs
Polaris Industries

Roz Tsai
Thrivent

Cole Turnbow
Accenture

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
PwC