Minnesota Advisory Board

Sue Bennett

Ms. Bennett is a mental health counselor in private practice. read more »

Karin J. Birkeland

Ms. Birkeland was a partner in the commercial real estate practice at Faegre & Benson until 1995. read more »

Steven M. Christenson

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. read more »

Spencer Cronk

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

Stewart Crosby

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

Kevin Dooley

Kevin is presently on a professional sabbatical having completed a five-year stint as General Counsel for New York-based Churchill Financial Group. Prior to that, he was General Counsel for Churchill Capital, a private equity firm in Minneapolis, and a partner in private law firm practice specializing in business and finance law. read more »

Peter Gove

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

Jule Hannaford

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

Archie F. Harris

Ms. Harris is a retired educator with more than 20 years of classroom experience. read more »

Elizabeth Hawn

Elizabeth (Liz) Hawn is a community volunteer, having been a member of a variety of non-profit and local government boards serving children and the elderly. read more »

John H. Herman

Mr. Herman is a partner in the real estate group of Faegre & Benson of Minneapolis where he regularly represents developers of commercial residential and cultural projects, including historical properties and low and moderate-income housing. read more »

Page Knudsen Cowles

Page Knudsen Cowles was an investment professional in the financial services industry during the 1980's. She has been an active volunteer in the Twin Cities for many years, read more »

Greg McNeely

Greg McNeely is a trustee on the Dakota Foundation (music education), Manitou Fund, Como Park (zoo and conservatory), McNeely Foundation, and Warner Foundation (management of the Warner Nature Center) in partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota. read more »

Henry Miles

Henry Miles is a veteran of the financial services industry. He has held various positions at what are now U.S. Bank, and RBC Capital Markets where he served as Chief Information Officer and, separately, Chief Compliance Officer. read more »

Will Nicoll

Will Nicoll was born in Denver, Colorado, but spent the majority of his childhood in Long Lake, Minnesota. read more »

Chuck Pavlish

Chuck graduated from Macalester College and was a longtime English teacher and coach at Shakopee High School. read more »

Winthrop A. Rockwell

Winthrop A. Rockwell, JD works at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP and concentrates on commercial and product liability litigation. read more »

Jeffrey D. Rome, M.D.

Jeff Rome is a physician on the staff of the Mayo Clinic and is chairman emeritus of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. read more »

Melissa Rappaport Schifman

Vice Chair
Melissa ("Liss" or "Lissie") Rappaport Schifman is a Principal with Sustology, a sustainability advisory firm in Minneapolis. read more »

Glen J. Skovholt

Glen Skovholt is president of Government & Community Strategies, a government and community affairs consulting organization and chair of the Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission as appointed by Governor Pawlenty. read more »

Nick Swenson

Marnie Wells

Marnie is the CEO of Camp Fire Minnesota. read more »

David A. Wilson

Mr. Wilson is a managing director for Accenture, a global technology and management consulting firm with more than 176,000 employees and annual revenues of $23 billion. read more »