Minnesota Advisory Board

Ms. Bennett is a mental health counselor in private practice.

Ms. Birkeland was a partner in the commercial real estate practice at Faegre & Benson until 1995. From 1995 until 1998 she was an Associate General Counsel at the University of Minnesota overseeing large construction projects.

Andrew Brown is a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, where he is chair of the Regulatory Affairs Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Mr. Christenson is regulatory affairs vice president at Ecolab Inc., a global supplier of cleaning, hygiene, and food safety products and services for institutional and commercial enterprises.

Spencer Cronk was appointed by Governor Dayton as Commissioner of the Department of Administration.

Stewart Crosby is a senior landscape architect at SRF Consulting Group, Inc., an engineering, planning and landscape architecture firm based in Minneapolis.

Kevin is presently on a professional sabbatical having completed a five-year stint as General Counsel for New York-based Churchill Financial Group.

Mr. Gove retired from the private sector in 2005 after 25 years in executive positions with St. Jude Medical and Control Data Corporation.

Jule Hannaford is currently a shareholder with Kelly Hannaford & Battles, PA in Minneapolis, practicing in corporate, executive compensation and ERISA (employee benefits).

John is a partner in the real estate and product liability and environmental groups of Faegre Baker Daniels of Minneapolis.