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Board of Directors

Member-Driven Leadership

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is committed to strengthening the business environment to improve the lives of all Minnesotans by advancing public policy and job growth strategies that create an environment for businesses statewide to prosper. The Minnesota Chamber can achieve this objective only with the ongoing leadership, talent and financial support of its Board of Directors.

As representatives of our membership, board members are chosen because of their active participation in the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, their business experience, involvement in civic affairs, and/or their commitment to helping shape public policy to ensure Minnesota’s economic competitiveness.

The Board of Directors is responsible for setting the program and policy direction, supporting business friendly candidates through PAC donations and ensuring the financial growth of the Minnesota Chamber by recruiting new members and sponsoring events. Each board member is expected to make a meaningful contribution toward these responsibilities.

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Mary Jo Williamson
Mary Jo Williamson
2022-2023 Chair

Chief Administrative Officer for Mayo Collaborative Services, Administration
Mayo Clinic
Jill Bollettieri
Jill Bollettieri
2022-2023 Chair-elect

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & External Relations
Post Consumer Brands, LLC
Angela Heikes
Angela Heikes
Secretary/Treasurer

President/Chief Executive Officer
SMSC Gaming Enterprise
Bret Weiss
Bret Weiss
Past Chair

President/Chief Executive Officer
WSB
Lester Bagley
Lester Bagley
Executive Vice President - Public Affairs
Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC
Geoff Baker
Geoff Baker
President and Chief Executive Officer
McFarland Truck Lines, Inc.
Eric Black
Eric Black
President and CEO
MDI
Kristy Barse
Kristy Barse
MCCE Representative

President
Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau
Alyza Bohbot James
Alyza Bohbot James
Owner and Chief Executive Officer
Alakef Coffee Roasters and City Girl Coffee
Lisa Borgen
Lisa Borgen
Vice President of Administration
American Crystal Sugar Company
Linnea Burman
Linnea Burman
Vice President/GM Enabling Technologies, NS General Manager
Medtronic
Kristi Carlson
Kristi Carlson
Senior Vice President for Finance, Tax, Treasury and Internal Audit
Best Buy
lori
Lori Davies
President
Clow Stamping Company
Bob Gardner
Bob Gardner
Chief Executive Officer
Gardner Builders
John	Gibbs
John Gibbs
Advisor
Comcast NBCUniversal
Kendall Griffith
Kendall Griffith
Senior Vice President
Mortenson
Brad Gruhot
Brad Gruhot
MCCE Representative

President
Marshall Chamber of Commerce
William Hale
Will Hale
Chief of Global Operations, Corporate Strategy and Development
Cargill, Inc.
Alissa Henriksen
Alissa Henriksen
Co-President
Grey Search + Strategy
Stacie
Stacie Holden
Vice President, State Government Relations
U.S. Bank
Mercedes	Jackson
Mercedes Jackson
Shareholder
Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
Mike	Jorgensen
Mike Jorgensen
Chief Executive Officer
Impressions Inc
Sandy Karnowski
Sandy Karnowski
Community and Government Relations Manager
Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.
Philip Kaufman
Philip Kaufman
UHC Chief Growth Officer, Employer and Individual
UnitedHealthcare
Bill Keegan
Bill Keegan
President
Dem-Con Companies
Brooke Lee
Brooke Lee
Chief Executive Officer
Anchor Paper Company
Mary Loeffelholz
Mary Loeffelholz
Vice President - Airport Customer Service MSP
Delta Air Lines
Doug Loon
Doug Loon
President and CEO
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Chris Nelson
Chris Nelson
Senior Manager - U.S. Environmental Compliance
3M
Laura Oberst
Laura Oberst
Executive Vice President, Region Head
Wells Fargo
Gail Peterson
Gail Peterson
Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications
Ecolab
Jill Pieper
Jill Pieper
VP, Corporate Controller
Schwan's Company
Bart Prins
Bart Prins
Chief Business Development Officer
Taylor Corporation
kim
Kim Randolph
Vice President of Engineering and Construction - Energy Supply
Xcel Energy
Jake Reint
Jake Reint
Vice President, Public Affairs
Flint Hills Resources
Kari Rihm
Kari Rihm
President & CEO
Rihm Family Companies
al
Al Rudeck
Safety and External Affairs Officer
ALLETE
Carlos Seoane
Carlos Seoane
Chief Executive Officer
Deeloh Technologies, Inc
Jim Sieben
Jim Sieben
President
Nova-Tech Engineering and MinnWest Technology Campus
Deepinder Singh
Deepinder Singh
CEO
75F
Ben Thuringer
Ben Thuringer
Chief Operations Officer
Madden’s on Gull Lake
Rick Trontvet
Rick Trontvet
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
The Marvin Companies
Wendy Unglaub
Wendy Unglaub
Vice President; Chief Tax Officer & Principal Tax Counsel
General Mills, Inc.
Ross	Widmoyer
Ross Widmoyer
President & CEO
Faribault Mill

Want more information?

Want more information on our Board of Directors? Contact Jenny Munyer at jmunyer@mnchamber.com or 651.292.4690.