The Board for Directors are professional women and men who share a commitment to the University and a willingness to invest their time, talent, and resources for the betterment of the University through fundraising and advocacy.


Foundation Board


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Paul Hanson '84, Board Chair

Vice President of Information Technology
Opportunity Partners
Minnetonka, MN

  • Investment Committee
  • Real Estate Committee

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Robert Makela '86, Treasurer

Treasurer
Taylor Corporation
North Mankato, MN

  • Finance Committee
  • Investment Committee

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Jennifer Spaude '97, Secretary

Vice President of Corporate Communications
Consolidated Communications
Mankato, MN

  • Governance and Membership Committee

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Allan Bohlke '86

Business Development Manager
Albany Molecular Research, Inc.
Woodburry, MN

  • Finance Chair
  • Grants Committee

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Jim Clark '79

Special Market Developer
Principal Financial Group
Sioux Falls, SD

  • Governance and Membership Chair

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Craig Gomez '78

Chartered Accountant & Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)
Baker Tilly Gomez
Nassau, Bahamas

  • Audit Chair

green_john.jpgJohn Green '81

Vice President & Operating Group CFO
The MENTOR Network
Edina, MN

  • Audit Committee

bobbie-hubbard.jpgBarbara Hubbard

Retired CPA
Los Altos, CA

  • Finance Committee
  • Real Estate Committee

johnson_rod.jpgRod Johnson '80

Business Consultant
Lakeville, MN

  • Grants Committee
  • Investment Committee
  • Real Estate Chair

karem_lindsey.jpgLeslie Karam '88

Managing Attorney
Karam Law
Bloomington, MN

  • Governance & Membership Committee

kaus_barb.jpgBarb Kaus

CEO
Greater Mankato Area United Way
Mankato, MN

  • Finance Committee

lee_jerry.jpgJerry Lee '77

COO
Lee Financial Group
Wayzata, MN

  • Grants Chair

todd-loosbrock.jpgTodd Loosbrock '96

Regional President
US Bank
Mankato, MN

  • Audit Committee

lund_jim.jpgJim Lund '85 '86

CCO and Founding Partner
NorthRock Partners
Minneapolis, MN

  • Investment Chair

dan-mundahl.jpgDaniel Mundahl '86 '88

VP of Finance & Administration, Adjunct Professor of Political Science
Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato, MN

  • Audit Committee

stuart-sneer.jpgStuart Sneer '85

Retired President
United Prairie Bank

Mankato, MN

  • Governance and Membership Committee

chad-tischer.jpgChad Tischer

Partner
DiMeo Schneider & Associates, LLC
Chicago, IL

  • Investment Committee

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President, CEO, Owner
Vetter Stone Company & Alabama Stone Company
Mankato, MN

  • Real Estate Committee

wills_darryl.jpgDarryl Wills '88

Senior Vice President Solution Sales
Optum
Eden Praire, MN

  • Governance and Membership Committee

bill-wiltgen.jpgBill Wiltgen '80

Retired Director
Raytheon Cybersecurity

Chantilly, VA

  • Finance Committee

Board Emeriti


huebsch_tim.jpgTim Huebsch '02

Sr. Manager
General Mills, Inc
Minneapolis, MN


Ex-Officio Members


davenport_richard.jpgRichard Davenport

President
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN


randy-reichert.jpgRandy Reichert '79

Retired Vice President of Mortgage as Area Regional Manager
Wells Fargo
Circle Pines, MN

  • Alumni Board President

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Kent Stanley

Vice President University Advancement
Executive Director, Minnesota State University Mankato Foundation

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN


straka_rick.jpgRichard Straka '09

Vice President Finance & Administration
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN