Board of Directors

Doug Spong, Chair
Founder and CEO
The Doug Spong Co. LLC

Marjorie Kean, Vice Chair
Managing Director
Diversified Search

Susan Engel, Secretary
CEO*
Lenox Group, Inc.

Kurts Strelnieks, Treasurer
Vice President
Star Bank

Ami Miesner Anderson
Sr. Director Advertising & Media
CEC Entertainment

Jennifer Coates
Associate
Bowman and Brooke

Matt Johnson
Partner: Creative and Strategy Director
GoKart Labs

Julie Krueger
Retail Industry Director
Google

Robert McReavy
Retired Finance Executive*

Tim Moynihan
Director of Brand Marketing
Petco

Scott Pansky
Senior Partner and Co-Founder
Allison+Partners

Martha Phelps
Counsel
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Jen Swanson
Vice President Digital Product Management
Optum Consumer Experience Group

Neely Tamminga
CEO
Distill

Ryan Vernosh
Principal, Maxfield Elementary
Saint Paul Public Schools

Max Holtzman
Emeritus
Founding Chair

*Former / Retired

Staff

Ann Pifer
Executive Director

Carolyn Aberman
EVP, Corporate Partnerships

Bob Thacker
Emeritus Chair of External Relations

Sandra Hicks
Director of Finance and Administration

Peter Erpenbach
Finance and Operations Associate

Ryan Jordan
Program Manager

Melissa Hruza
Corporate Sponsor and Marketing Manager

Laura Skubic
Program Manager – Teacher and School Outreach

Dianna Anderson
Program Coordinator

Sarah Fowler
Assistant Account Manager

Ezra Horton
Administrative Assistant

Devon Karbowski
Communications Associate

Travis Wycislak
Graphic Designer

Alex Aberman
Account Manager, Sponsorship

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